Friday, April 24, 2015
  • FTC Opposes AT&T's Bid To Appeal Decision In Throttling Battle

    The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T shouldn't be allowed to immediately appeal a decision that allows the agency to proceed with a lawsuit challenging the telecom's throttling practices. "The order is unlikely to be overturned on appeal, and there are thus no advantages to an immediate appeal," the FTC argues in motion papers filed on Thursday with U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen in the Northern District of California. ...Read the whole story

  • ANA, 4A's Unveil 'Transparency' Task Force: Will Take 'Decisive Action' To Address Concerns

    The Association of National Advertisers and the 4A's Friday afternoon announced a new task force comprised of senior marketer and agency executives to take "decisive action to address concerns about media transparency." The task force will be co-chaired by the 4A's chief Nancy Hill and ANA chief Bob Liodice and will include top executives from their organizations' members. ...Read the whole story

  • With TWC/Comcast Deal Dead, Charter May Make TWC Bid

    Although the Comcast deal to take over Time Warner Cable is over, another major pay TV provider has quickly entered the picture, looking to buy Time Warner Cable. Many analysts are saying there will be renewed interest via Charter Communications. A merger of Charter and Time Warner Cable's traditional cable/video assets would be less of a concern for regulators. ...Read the whole story

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    Great news! Internet ad revenues surged yet again in 2014, reaching nearly $50 billion dollars in the United States. This, according to a new report from IAB, represents a 16% increase over the previous year; compared ...More

  • Piling On The Hate: Stop Fighting Unbundling

    Perhaps the most concerning quote in all the copy devoted to cable channels dumping on Verizon for trying to do something everyone in the country wants was this one from a 65-year-old retired electronics salesman, who ...More