How Charter Won Approval of Its Merger

"Abandon all hope ye who enter here" is written above the gates of hell in Dante's Inferno.  And for many broadcasters, MVPDs, and telcos, it might as well be inscribed above the Federal Communications CommissionM's Portals.  In The Divine Comedy, there are nine circles of suffering for unrepentant souls -- limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery.

Amazon Prime To Stream HBO Shows

In a major licensing deal, HBO will offer its biggest original series including The Sopranos and Big Love to Amazon Prime customers as part of an exclusive agreement reached between the two parties Wednesday.


AllSeen Alliance Accelerates 'Internet of Everything'

Two dozen connectivity and home networking heavyweights – including Cisco and Qualcomm – plus consumer electronics firm such as LG, Panasonic and Sharp have joined the new AllSeen Alliance, which will seek to coordinate features on the “Internet of Everything.”  

Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport

With its landmark Disney carriage deal, an agreement that provides the building blocks for Dish Network to launch its own “virtual over-the-top” online video service, the satellite giant could effectively have driven a stake through the kangaroo heart of its controversial ad-skipping service, the AutoHop.

Garry Marshall Enters the New Era of TV Comedy

Veteran actor/director/writer Garry Marshall has entertained TV viewers for nearly five decades as the architect of such iconic sitcoms as Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley. With Nickelodeon reuniting Laverne & Shirley stars Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams this Saturday in a special episode of its hit series Sam & Cat, I had a chance to speak with Marshall about the continued popularity of his classic shows.


Discovery, Mediacom, Comcast Cable 'Say Yes To The Prom'

Spring is almost upon us, which means prom season is not too far behind. Discovery Communications is already preparing for the big night with a national expansion of its "Say Yes To the Prom" initiative promoting positive self-esteem in high school girls.

Demand Progress Demands AT&T/TW Be Stopped

Demand Progress has already begun circulating a petition to block the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger, and the deal has not even been submitted for government inspection.