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  • Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]

    Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]
    The cable company is one entity everyone likes to hate. Perhaps this knee-jerk animosity is to blame for the rush to condemn Comcast's proposed $44 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. Critics complain that combining the nation's two largest cable...
  • Radio ratings mess! DreamWorks Animation gets 'Felix the Cat.'

    Radio ratings mess! DreamWorks Animation gets 'Felix the Cat.'
    After the coffee. Before trying to get my cat into show biz. The Skinny: I admit I was surprised and initially less than thrilled with the ending of "Fargo" (no spoilers, don't worry). But now that I have slept on it, I am at peace with the creative...
  • Who's In and Who's Out in the Digital Gold Rush

    The frenzy of dealmaking between traditional media congloms and digital upstarts is continuing into summer. In the latest moves, Time Warner is in talks to acquire 50% of hipster media outfit Vice Media for $1 billion, while Viacom bought a stake in...
  • 'X-Men' cleans up. Tennis Channel goes over the top.

    'X-Men' cleans up. Tennis Channel goes over the top.
    After the coffee. Before getting back into work mode. The Skinny: I know its sacrilege to ever have a bad thought about "Mad Men" so I'll only say I'm glad "The Sopranos" never did a song-and-dance number with Tony. Today's roundup includes the Memorial...
  • Univision Pacts with Twitter for 2014 World Cup Sponsored Video Tweets

    Univision Communications announced a deal with Twitter for the first sponsored video-tweet campaign tied to the World Cup. The programmer said it has signed McDonald's and State Farm as initial sponsors for the Twitter Amplify program. During the...
  • YouTube's Fine Bros. Promo for AMC's 'Halt and Catch Fire' Goes Viral (VIDEO)

    AMC Networks contracted with YouTube comedy stars Fine Bros. to produce a video promoting the cabler's original series "Halt and Catch Fire" -- and in less than 48 hours, the clip has racked up more than 4.5 million views. The AMC series, a fictionalized...
  • Defy Media Acquires Viacom Digital Game Assets

    Digital media company Defy Media has acquired Viacom's gaming digital properties Addicting Games, GameTrailers and Shockwave, while in return Viacom has taken a minority equity stake in Defy. Viacom and Defy, formed last year by the merger of Alloy...
  • Federal Judge Refuses to Toss Cablevision's Antitrust Suit Against Viacom Dealmaking

    A federal judge is refusing to dismiss Cablevision's antitrust case challenging Viacom's insistence that it carry 14 lesser-watched channels as a condition of getting carriage of MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and BET. U.S. District Judge Laura...
  • 'Transformers': How 'Age of Extinction' Plans to Dominate China

    In "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the Autobots and the Decepticons have decamped for China, lured to the world's second biggest film market at a time when the People's Republic's star shines brightly. Paramount executives, star Mark Wahlberg and...
  • Masters, Pope Francis bolster CBS, '60 Minutes'

    Masters, Pope Francis bolster CBS, '60 Minutes'
    UPDATED: An 11-minute overrun of the Masters helped make CBS the most-watched broadcast network Sunday night and "60 Minutes" the most-watched program. The long-running news magazine offered a two-part report on Pope Francis and averaged 11 million...
  • Dangerous Don Rickles gets huge tribute

    Dangerous Don Rickles gets huge tribute
    What becomes a comedy legend like Don Rickles? A splashy night with show-business superstars telling him what they think of him. He dishes it out. Can he take it? Bob Newhart will salute his good pal at the event called "One Night Only: An All-...