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Murdoch explains Time Warner pullout: 'I'm a bit bearish'

Speaking from London in the friendly interview confines of Fox Business, 21st Century Fox's chief executive, Rupert Murdoch, offered some insight Thursday as to why he abandoned his polarizing efforts to acquire Time Warner Inc. "I am also a bit bearish I guess," he told his interviewer and employee, Neil Cavuto. "I just felt with all the uncertainties in the world, I didn't want to be carrying that degree of debt."

YouTube funds multi-million-dollar initiative to keep its stars from bolting

With many of its most prolific producers looking for greener pastures at insurgent online-video platforms, YouTube has announced a multi-million-dollar initiative aimed at holding on to some of its biggest stars.

Renting modems generates $300M a quarter for Comcast, analyst estimates

By having its subscribers pay an average of about $8 a month to rent their cable modems rather than buy them, Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) makes more in one quarter off modem rentals than it generated from the entire Sochi Winter Olympics.

A+E study: Pay-TV subscribers are fine with disabled fast-forwarding on VOD

In a positive sign for pay-TV programmers and operators trying to monetize video-on-demand, a study commissioned by A+E Networks found that disabled fast-forwarding on VOD viewing does not negatively affect the viewer experience.

Moffett: Broadband regulation, resurgent cord-cutting pose 'wall of worry' for pay TV

Although pay-TV profit margins are up and leading all media and entertainment sectors, investment analyst Craig Moffett is advising clients to be wary of operator stock right now.

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