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  • Seth Rogen Gained Weight to Go Shirtless With Zac Efron in 'Neighbors'

    Though school isn't quite out yet for UCLA students, Universal started the summer season early with its Monday premiere of "Neighbors" at Westwood's New Regency theater. Stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron were joined by Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz,...
  • Comcast to swap customers with Charter in an effort to ease TWC deal

    Cable companies Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications have agreed to a complex $19.5-billion deal to divvy up subscribers — including parts of Los Angeles, Riverside and Ventura counties. Comcast is already attempting to take over Time Warner...
  • Comcast CEO: We Have Fewer Subscribers Than Netflix, Even After Time Warner Deal

    Comcast continues to paint Netflix as a competitor, as the cable giant keeps trying to make the case that it needs to swallow Time Warner Cable to have a presence on a national scale - and compete with what it portrays as surging digital-video rivals....
  • Comcast, Charter Appoint Cable Veteran Michael Willner CEO of Spinoff MSO

    Cable industry vet Michael Willner will serve as president and CEO of "SpinCo," the new cable company with 2.5 million subscribers that Comcast will spin off after its acquisition of Time Warner Cable under Comcast's deal with Charter. Willner was a co-...
  • 'Captain America' soars past 'Rio 2.' Turner's Koonin heads to Hawks.

    'Captain America' soars past 'Rio 2.' Turner's Koonin heads to Hawks.
    After the coffee. Before the Seder. The Skinny: Am I allowed to talk about "Mad Men" or do I have to provide a window for those who didn't catch Sunday's season premiere? All I'll say is I think I'm going to start dressing like Pete Campbell. I'm sure I...
  • Bob Greenblatt Leads NBC Back to No. 1

    Two minutes before NBC's May 12 upfront presentation was scheduled to start, Bob Greenblatt ducked into Jimmy Fallon's dressing room for a quick pre-show hello. It was an instinctive move for Greenblatt. Producers like to keep a close eye on their...
  • Anand Kini Named EVP, Strategy and Business Insights At NBCU

    NBCUniversal promoted Anand Kini to executive vice president of strategy and business insight, and said the executive would report to Steve Burke, the chief executive of the company and join the NBCUniversal Executive Committee. In this new role, Kini...
  • Amazon Adds Syfy's 'Defiance' Season 1 Under Exclusive NBCUniversal Pact

    Amazon.com is now streaming Syfy's "Defiance" season one exclusively on Prime Instant Video, ahead of the second season's TV debut on June 19, continuing the Internet retailer's strategy of catering to binge-viewers playing catch-up. Amazon obtained...
  • Did Comcast Raise Cable-TV Rates 68% in the Past Four Years? Not Exactly

    The eye-popping claim certainly got some headline play: Comcast raised basic-cable rates 68% from 2009-13, while Time Warner Cable -- the target of Comcast's proposed $45 billion acquisition -- actually reduced them by 2.5% over the same time period....
  • Al Franken Asks Netflix to Chime in on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), so far the most visible congressional opponent of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, is asking Netflix to explain if it will mean the cable giant will have the "power and incentive" to act as a gatekeeper of traffic on the...
  • Comcast investor meeting draws protest over Time Warner Cable deal

    Comcast Corp. was hoping to focus on its financial achievements and the benefits of its proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable during its annual shareholders meeting, but the cable giant continues to be dogged by concerns that it is already too big and...