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Kanojia: Aereo lets consumers 'think outside the cable bundle'

Aereo Founder-CEO Chet Kanojia probably didn't make any new friends within the cable industry when he told Yahoo News' Katie Couric that his company allows consumers "to think outside the cable bundle or the bundled approach" by breaking broadcast signals away from being packaged with cable channels.

Franken asks Netflix's Hastings to share views on Comcast-TWC acquisition

U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) wants to know what Netflix CEO Reed Hastings thinks about Comcast's plan to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion.

Analysis: Verizon wireline business 'lags' other providers

Even as management has "done some interesting things with FiOS services," Verizon's overall wireline business "lags the major wireline operators such as AT&T, Comcast and Cablevision," a Seeking Alpha analysis has concluded.

AT&T, Sprint CEOs among the best paid in telecom

Every year  Fierce  checks out the highest-paid CEOs in the telecom space. This year, executives from Sprint and AT&T topped the list. For a complete list of the highest-paid CEOs in the wireless industry,  click here. And for a list of the highest-paid CEOs in the wireline sector,  click here.

Washington Post, Free Press take opposing sides on Comcast-TWC merger

The Washington Post editorial board has thrown its support behind Comcast's $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable with the proviso that "regulators will respond if big industry players begin to violate basic principles of market fairness."

Shaw cutting 400 jobs, restructuring operations

Shaw Communications will lay off 400 management and non-customer facing employees and hire up to 100 others as part of a companywide restructuring that will, the MVPD hopes, "improve overall efficiency while enhancing its ability to grow as the leading content and network experience company."

Viacom-NCTC programming deal rejected by community-owned operator MPW

Muscatine Power and Water, a local utility and digital cable TV provider in Iowa, has decided it would rather switch off than fight when it comes to the newly negotiated program carriage agreement between the National Cable Television Cooperative and Viacom. Multiple NTSC members, including one of the largest, Cable One, have also rejected the agreement.

Franken rails against Comcast-TWC merger, says media companies fear retaliation

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, the only member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to openly oppose Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable during a public hearing last week, took his offensive to the cable airwaves yesterday.

Comcast's Roberts and Burke rake in $31M, while Cablevision execs take pay cut

The top execs at the nation's top MSO, Comcast, each pulled in more than $31 million in total compensation in 2013 with CEO Brian Roberts leading the way at $31.4 million and Steve Burke, now chief executive of NBCUniversal, gaining $31.1 million.

Cognitive to power interactive TV trial for station groups in Pearl joint venture

Automatic content recognition technology firm Cognitive Networks said it plans to test an interactive television service with several major TV station groups in Atlanta, Cleveland, and Orlando. The test will involve delivering interactive content to viewers watching live news using IP-connected TVs from LG.