FCC Media Ownership Vote Delayed to Study Minority Impact

Todd Shields, Bloomberg 2/26/13 The Federal Communications Commission won’t vote on changes to U.S. media ownership rules until an outside group studies effects on minority broadcasters, the agency’s chairman said today. The study will take “several weeks,” followed by public comment and a commission vote, Chairman Julius Genachowski said in a statement. Commissioner Robert McDowell, […]

Comcast recruiting architect to build network DVR

Steve Donohue, FierceCable 2/26/13 Comcast is building a network, or cloud-based DVR, that will be integrated with its new Xfinity X1 service, according to a job listing it posted last week. “TVX is fundamentally changing the definition of digital video recorders by setting up virtual recording and storage in the cloud. This is being integrated […]

Comcast’s ‘X2′ to Get Personal With the TV

Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading 2/26/13 NCTC Winter Educational Conference (WEC)– Comcast Corp. is adding enhancements to its cloud-based guide that will deliver personalized recommendations based on viewing habits and other data. The product under development, internally referred to as “X2,” will offer a “stronger editorial voice throughout the guide,” said Rachel Lee, Comcast’s senior director […]

Clearwire may tap financing from Sprint Nextel – WSJ

Reuters News 2/26/13 Clearwire Corp plans to tap financing from Sprint Nextel, in a move that further complicates Dish Network’s effort to buy Clearwire, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. Dish made an offer of $3.30 per share for the wireless broadband operator, which had already agreed to sell itself […]

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 […]