FCC Roughed Up in D.C. Circuit on Comcast-Tennis Case

Judges Have Issues with Statute of Limitations on Carriage Complaint, First Amendment Implications of Remedy By: John Eggerton Feb 25 2013 – 2:55pm A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals heard the case of Comcast vs. the FCC on Monday, challenging the FCC’s first-ever finding in favor of a program carriage complaint and [...]

Time Warner Selects Ball State Proposal in Media Lab Competition

University Will Study Second Screen Impact on TV Consumption By: Mike Farrell Feb 25 2013 – 11:12am Time Warner Inc. said it has selected a team from Ball State University as the winner in its call for proposals to conduct cutting edge research at its state-of-the-art Medialab in New York. The Ball State proposal – [...]

Broadcast Transcript – Macomb Xfinity Store Opening

WDIV-TV (NBC) Local News Morning – Detroit, MI 2/25/2013 Ronda Walker, co-anchor: A new store opening in Macomb Township will help customers with their cable needs. Guy Gordon, co-anchor: Today Comcast unveils Michigan’s first Xfinity Customer Center. A special reception will be held at the store’s location on Hall Road. Once there customers can learn [...]

Broadcast Transcript – Macomb Xfinity Store Opening

WWJ-AM, Newstalk – Detroit, MI 2/25/2013 Marie Osborne, anchor: You too have seen the Apple Store where the company shows off it’s latest products, now Comcast is coming out with its own store. WWJ’s Matt Roush says the first Comcast store opens today in Macomb Township. Matt Roush, GLITR (Great Lakes Information & Technical Report): [...]

Broadcast Transcript – Macomb Xfinity Store Opening

WDIV-TV (NBC) Local News Morning – Detroit, MI 2/24/2013 Lauren Sanders, co-anchor: For the first time in Michigan Comcast is now opening a Customer Center. This 3600 square foot center is designed to allow customers to interact directly with Xfinity. It will have free television viewing, self-service kiosk and first hand experience with products available [...]

Dish Hops Onto Fox’s Daytona 500 Coverage

Car sponsorship swerves around commercial ban Jon Lafayette — Broadcasting & Cable, 2/23/2013 9:47:25 AM The battle between Dish Network and the broadcasters over Dish’s ad-skipping DVR called The Hopper is going into high gear. The broadcast networks have been rejecting Dish’s commercials for the Hopper, so Dish says it has come up with a [...]

Outdoor Channel To Voluntarily Delist From NASDAQ in March

Stock Would Leave Exchange After InterMedia Merger Approval By: Mike Farrell Feb 22 2013 – 9:02pm Outdoor Channel Holdings said it would voluntarily delist its shares from the NASDAQ stock exchange after its planned merger with InterMedia Partners is completed next month. Outdoor Channel agreed on Nov. 16 to a merger deal with InterMedia, the [...]

ESPN’s Preschlack: Dish Trial Is Personal

by David Goetzl, Feb 22, 2013, 5:30 PM One of the more striking aspects of the continuing trial between Dish Network and ESPN has been the steadfast presence of David Preschlack in the courtroom. Executives from both sides who’ve given testimony have showed up and seemingly couldn’t wait to depart. As head of affiliate sales [...]

ESPN Set To Pass $7 Sub Fee In 2017

by David Goetzl, Feb 19, 2013, 5:37 PM For help with its massive NFL rights bill and likely re-upping with the NBA, ESPN can continue to count on hefty per-subscriber fees that look to cross the monthly $7 mark in 2017. Based on distribution in 100 million homes, that $7 amount would give it an [...]