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Q4 the worst for U.S. TV ad sales since the recession, analyst says

After blaming slowing TV ad sales in each previous quarter of 2014 on everything from government shutdown fears to Winter Olympics disruption to cold weather, media analyst Michael Nathanson says "excuses are running out" for the worst ad sales quarter since the great recession.

AMC Networks reports 40% revenue uptick, but cord cutting is a concern

Driven by powerful cable TV programming hits like The Walking Dead, AMC Networks utterly defied downward industry trends in the fourth quarter to post a whopping 40% revenue increase to $609.4 million.

AMC may have scored hit with Netflix-bound 'Better Call Saul'

AMC series Better Call Saul--for which Netflix locked in an exclusive-streaming deal once its season is complete--set a ratings record in its Sunday-night premiere. It drew 4.4 million adult viewers in the 18-49 demo for the live broadcast and 6.9 million total. That bodes well for the series becoming a breakout hit--something AMC Networks needs to gain leverage in a rapidly changing media and entertainment landscape. FierceCable has the rundown here.

'Better Call Saul' sets cable-TV ratings record, could save AMC's bacon

For an independent programmer like AMC Networks, slugging it out alone in a consolidating pay-TV universe, hit shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead have provided the necessary leverage for growth.

Emmy reveals its most cable (and Netflix)-dominated nominations list yet

Having slowly edged out the incumbent broadcast networks over the last decade for TV programming's most coveted "Good Housekeeping" symbol, cable networks absolutely dominated the nominations for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards.

WSJ report: Pay TV mergers will trigger media consolidation

With the top four pay-TV services seeking regulatory approvals to combine into just two companies, the major media conglomerates are seriously pondering their own unions to offset what could be an advantage in bargaining power.

AMC goes the DIY route to replace 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad'

More than half a decade and several programming executive regimes ago, AMC found instant brand-building in a bottle--twice--with original series hits Breaking Bad and Mad Men. Now AMC is looking to produce its content in-house.

Comcast adding TWC, Cablevision, Charter to SEEiT partnership with Twitter

Comcast said Wednesday that it has struck deals with several major cable MSOs and programmers that will allow cable subscribers to set remote DVR recordings by clicking on "SEEiT" links that are advertised in Twitter posts.

'Breaking Bad' boosts AMC Networks third quarter earnings

AMC Networks saw its ad revenue jump 36 percent to $146 million in the third quarter thanks to hit shows like "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead." 

Liberty Global adds 314K subs as triple-play deals surge

John Malone's Liberty Global cable company added 314,000 subscribers in the third quarter thanks to a surge in customers signing up for triple-play packages that combine phone, Web and TV service.