While former Lifetime chief Carole Black wasn’t present at last night’s Beacons, her legacy for public affairs received a fitting tribute in the form of CTPAA’s Golden Beacon for the net’s ‘Stop Violence Against Women’ campaign. The win ended C-SPAN’s modest Golden Beacon streak at two and insures cable of a pair of ‘Black Tuesdays,’ as Cable Positive’s dinner honors the worthy lady next week in NY (some tix still available, we hear). Golden runner-ups were History’s ‘Save Our History’ and Nick’s ‘Let’s Just Play.’ Time Warner Cable grabbed the most Beacons with 24 (and notched an ESPN ‘Good Sports Award’), followed by Comcast (11), Cox (8), Nick/The N (5), MTV/VH1 (4), Cablevision/Rainbow (4) and Charter (3). It’s always fun to see less traditional winners take Beacons, like ESPN/Disney (2), Starz (1) and S-A (1), among others. And it’s good to see relatively smaller outfits like Court TV walk away with 4 Beacons. — A good boost for Steve Villano and crew at Cable Positive were Beacons won by 2 of its chapters and a special award for its dynamic, new Atlanta group.

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TPG-DirecTV Deal Close?

TPG’s rumored purchase of a minority stake in DirecTV from AT&T could be announced as soon as this week, CNBC reported Tuesday.

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