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Netflix to FCC: We only have trouble with big, consolidated ISPs in the U.S.

Saving its harshest critique, after months of sturm und drang, for its final, "official" rebuke of the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, Netflix called on the FCC to reject the deal.

Senate Republicans plug 'Local Choice' alternative to retransmission consent

Senate Republicans are backing a proposal made by Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and ranking member John Thune (R-S.D.) that would dispense with retransmission consent payments and let pay-TV subscribers individually choose which broadcast channels they want and pay the broadcaster directly for access.

TiVo's Q2 pay-TV subscriber additions spike 20 percent to 283K

Continuing to transform its business to one driven by MSO partnerships, TiVo added 283,000 pay-TV subscribers in the second quarter, a 20 percent improvement over the same period in 2013.

TWC service outage hits 12M subs, even as FCC slaps on $1.1M fine for past outages

A problem created by what the operator termed as "routine maintenance" resulted in a service interruption for Time Warner Cable's 12 million broadband subscribers nationwide this morning.

Charter expands Spectrum service in SoCal following digital conversion

With its recent all-digital conversion in the region completed, Charter Communications has expanded the rollout of its Spectrum service to its Southern California subscribers.

Comcast-TWC input period ends: 64K comments received, 65 groups urge rejection

The FCC's public comment period for Comcast's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable ended Monday, Aug. 25 with nearly 64,000 individual pieces of input received by the commission, and 65 groups urging the regulators to reject the deal out of hand or impose significant conditions and restrictions.

Netflix comes up empty at cable-dominated Emmy ceremony

Netflix's splashy emergence into premium original content has signaled a huge competitive threat to the programming realm that's come to dominate that business in recent years, cable. But if Monday night's Primetime Emmy presentation revealed anything, it's that cable still has the upper hand.

Broadcaster launches…wait for it…Aereo-like programming service for tablets

Fresh off the broadcast industry's vanquishing of Aereo in the federal court system, one station group is trying to seize upon the streaming service's core consumer appeal--making broadcast TV video available on tablets.

Canada's Rogers and Shaw team up to take aim at Netflix

Looking to reclaim lost video subscriber share from all-you-can-watch online operators like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, Canadian pay-TV giants Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have teamed up to launch their own subscription video-on-demand service, shomi.

Report: Around 500 Turner Networks staffers to receive buyout offers

A long-anticipated round of major staff cuts at Turner Networks appears to be at hand, with Broadcasting & Cable reporting that the programming giant is about to tender buyout offers to around 500 senior staff members across its various channels.

Rumor Mill: AT&T reaches agreement with DOJ on DirecTV purchase

AT&T has reportedly reached an agreement with the Department of Justice, clearing a major regulatory hurdle in its quest to purchase DirecTV, according to an exclusive in the New York Post.

Dish to black out college football games on Fox Sports 1

After heavily promoting its availability of college football-related programming all summer, Dish Network revealed that it's blacking out four opening-weekend games on Fox Sports 1.

Charter ISP customers cope with major weekend service disruptions

Internet service for Charter Communications' 4.56 million broadband subscribers nationwide experienced significant weekend disruptions, with thousands of users across the country breaking out their mobile phones to express their discontent.

TiVo debuts DVR for cord cutters, the Roamio OTA

TiVo has introduced a new version of its acclaimed Roamio DVR specifically aimed at consumers without pay-TV services.

DirecTV to pay around $1.4B to renew NFL Sunday Ticket, report says

DirecTV is near a long-awaited deal to renew licensing rights to its venerable "NFL Sunday Ticket" package.

FCC gets to work on Comcast-TWC: Denies L.A. extension request, orders info

Signaling the long-awaited ramp-up of its merger review process, the Federal Communications Commission has asked Comcast to provide detailed information on its cable and ISP systems, as well as its interconnection arrangements with various online providers.

Analyst: HBO could add $600M to its bottom line by offering OTT option

What if HBO made non-current seasons of its hit shows available for streaming, no pay-TV subscription needed, for $11 a month? Barclays analyst Kannan Venkateshwa crunched the numbers on an imagined OTT offering by the premium channel.

Raycom threatens DirecTV blackout

Raycom Media has begun prominently posting messages on the websites of its 53 broadcast stations, warning DirecTV subscribers that they could be blacked out from Raycom channels if a broadcast retransmission renewal deal isn't made with the satellite provider by Aug. 31.

Appeals court shoots down Aereo's latest attempt for retrans license

Aereo's legal losing streak continues, with a federal appeals court refusing to hear the streaming service's "emergency" argument that it should now be considered a pay-TV service that pays retransmission fees for broadcast network programming.

SEC Network secures last major carriage deal, Verizon FiOS

The Walt Disney Company has reached an agreement with Verizon to carry the SEC Network, according to the Sports Business Daily, citing sources close to the negotiations.