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NBC signs Olympics marketing pact with Facebook

Comcast's NBC Olympics division said Thursday that it will team up with Facebook to drive viewers to its multi-platform coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia next month.

NCTA pushes Congress to stop forcing subscribers to buy basic cable packages

Cable subscribers shouldn't be forced to buy basic-cable programming packages containing local broadcast channels, National Cable & Telecommunications Association CEO Michael Powell said at a House Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

Akamai to support Olympics streaming

Akamai said it will provide online streaming video delivery and other services to NBC during the 2014 Winter Games in February. 

NBC kicks off TV Everywhere authentication push for Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, don't kick off until Feb. 7, but Comcast's NBC Olympics said Monday that authenticated pay TV subscribers "can verify their video subscriptions now" through its NBCOympics.com site.

Time Warner Cable adds Big Four stations to TWC TV app in Los Angeles and San Diego

Time Warner Cable subscribers in Los Angeles and San Diego, Calif., can now watch live programming from local ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC affiliates through its TWC TV app, the MSO said Friday.

Kagan: Retrans fees to hit $7.6B by 2019

Pay TV distributors will have to shell out $7.6 billion to local broadcasters to package their stations in basic cable programming packages, SNL Kagan said in a report released Friday.

NBCU to distribute 124 hours of Winter Olympics programming on cable

Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal said Monday that it'll distribute 124 hours of 2014 Winter Olympics programming on cable networks CNBC, MSNBC and USA Network.

Aereo can't be compared to Cablevision DVR, broadcasters tell Supreme Court

In an attempt to force Aereo to shutter its local TV platform, Fox, NBC, ABC and CBS filed a petition at the U.S. Supreme Court Friday in which they argue copyright laws that have allowed Cablevision to launch its network DVR don't protect Aereo's platform.

Time Warner/CBS battle could set pattern for future retrans deals

Time Warner Cable's current standoff with CBS over retransmission fees is being closely watched by other TV distributors such as NBC, ABC and Fox and could ultimately set the standard for future negotiations.

Can Darth Vader rein in programming costs? Why Charter wants to be bigger than Comcast

Charter CEO Tom Rutledge offered a subtle hint Tuesday about how Liberty Media chairman John Malone may be able to help him hammer major programmers like CBS Corp. and Walt Disney Co. if he succeeds in turning Charter into a bigger MSO than Comcast.