Comcast spent $393.2 million on advertising in the second quarter, down 17.4 percent compared to the same period last year, Kantar Media said Monday.
AT&T said it launched News Corp.'s BabyTV on July 1, distributing the commercial-free network on its family programming package.
Comcast cut its ad spending to market Xfinity TV and movies from NBCUniversal by 17.5 percent in the first quarter, while AT&T increased its media buying by 27.5 percent compared to the first quarter of 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by Kantar Media.
Fox may restrict access to an online video feed of the 2014 Super Bowl to subscribers of pay TV providers it has signed to TV Everywhere authentication deals, Fox Sports Media Group co-COO Randy Freer said Wednesday.
Lobbying groups representing big and small cable operators offered conflicting views on the Television Consumer Freedom Act proposed by Sen. John McCain (R.- Ariz.).
CBS Corp. has had exploratory talks with cable operators involving the idea of moving flagship station WCBS-TV and other stations in the New York area to a cable-only distribution model, President Les Moonves told The New York Times.
After a significant legal setback last week in their efforts to shut down Web-based free broadcast TV service Aereo, some broadcasters may be ready to take a once unthinkable course of action. News Corp. has threatened to turn the Fox broadcast network into a pay cable TV network rather than see its signal continue to be tapped by Aereo.
Intel has reportedly made headway with some pretty big programming names--Viacom, Comcast-owned NBCU and Time Warner--as it prepares to launch a competitive over-the-top pay TV service later this year.
Comcast spent $1.71 billion marketing Xfinity TV and other products last year, which was a 10 percent increase compared to 2011, Kantar Media said.
News Corp. will convert Speed Channel in August to a new national sports network called Fox Sports 1, the company said Tuesday.