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Juenger: SVOD leading cause of 4 percent fall TV ratings drop

Linear broadcast television has lost 4 percent of its total audience this fall, but Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Todd Juenger doesn't think the viewers left the couch. In his latest report, Juenger says TV watchers are simply migrating to online SVOD services like Netflix and Hulu.

Dish in another RSN kerfuffle, won't show 35 Timberwolves games on Minnesota's Fox Sports North

Dish Network is involved in yet another rights dispute with a regional sports network and, as things stand, will not carry 35 Minnesota Timberwolves games on Fox Sports North during this just-started NBA season.

Albrecht: Starz may go over the top, too

Already set to roll out an online SVOD service in select international markets, premium cable network Starz is strongly considering doing the same in the United States.

World Series rebounds with clutch 23.5M-viewer game 7

Going into the proverbial 8th inning with a record-low audience average of 12.1 million viewers, it did not look good for one of sports TV programming's perennial tentpoles, the World Series. Pundits were examining a range of factors: was it the involvement of the small-market Kansas City Royals? Were the low-scoring post-steroid games too unexciting? Were people tuning into the NFL and Walking Dead instead?

Bankruptcy ruling finally clears sale of CSN Houston to AT&T and DirecTV

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a restructuring that calls for the sale of struggling regional sports network Comcast SportsNet Houston to AT&T and DirecTV.

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As T-Mobile US and AT&T Mobility continue to duel over potential changes to the FCC's data roaming rules, a filing by an economics professor in support of T-Mobile's position reveals that in 2013, T-Mobile paid an average 30 cents per MB for data roaming data in the U.S.

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has put out the latest shot in the net neutrality issue, saying he is considering a "hybrid" approach for broadband access, reports  The Wall Street Journal, citing people close to the chairman.