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Independent Show: Small cable operators consider ditching video services

With programming costs accelerating upward, a number of smaller cable operators are thinking what was, just a few years ago, the unthinkable--ditching video services.

AT&T AdWorks to enable mobile-device targeting for TV advertisers

Signaling its renewed focus on targeted TV advertising, AT&T's advanced advertising unit, AdWorks, announced an upgrade to its TV Blueprint ad network that will allow brands to target audiences based on key mobile device information.

Cable upfront on track for 5% decline, only second drop ever

Confirming the soft TV advertising market just exposed by broadcasters, cable networks are wrapping up a 2014 upfront market that's pacing to be around $500 million, or 5 percent, lighter than last year's $9.9 billion haul.

Update: DirecTV not interested in arbitration with TWC over Dodgers channel

DirecTV appears to have no interest in entering a binding arbitration process with Time Warner Cable over a lengthy carriage impasse that has kept 70 percent of the L.A. market blacked out from Dodgers games this season. 

MCTV's Gessner elected ACA chairman

MCTV president Robert Gessner has been elected chairman of the American Cable Association, succeeding WOW! chairwoman Colleen Abdoulah, who had held the top ACA post since 2011.

TWC's Marcus: Busy FCC may be delayed in finishing Comcast purchase approval

With the FCC oversubscribed to various other corporate mergers, not to mention reimagining its net neutrality rules, it could very well be delayed in reviewing Comcast's proposed $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, TWC CEO Rob Marcus said.

Report: Time Warner looking to deploy HBO in more Internet-only packages

Seeking to accelerate the subscriber growth of its most valuable asset, Time Warner, Inc. is reportedly looking to expand the availability of broadband-only packages that feature access to HBO.

Calif. lawmakers petition FCC to help end TWC SportsNet LA standoff

A group of Southern California lawmakers has petitioned FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, seeking his help to end a regional sports network carriage impasse that has kept the Los Angeles Dodgers blacked out in about 70 percent of their market this season.

BSkyB buys Murdoch's German and Italian stakes, creates Euro pay TV giant

U.K. pay TV giant British Sky Broadcasting Group has agreed to pay just over $9 billion to 21 st Century Fox to acquire its sister companies in Germany and Italy.

Google's $1B Twitch buy bolsters YouTube live streaming, adds subscription revenue to mix

Once again proving the equity power of teenagers playing videogames, Google will pay about $1 billion to acquire San Francisco-based online programming platform Twitch.