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11/7/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Time Warner Cable Profit Drops; NFL Net Goes on the Offensive

11/6/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Writers Strike Gains Support; MSNBC Woos Rosie

11/5/07 Monday
Cable360AM: WGA Strike Impacts Late-Night, TCA; Bewkes Confirmed at Time Warner

11/2/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Comcast Refutes Net Neutrality Charges; FiOS TV Plans 150 HD Nets

11/1/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Sprint Calls Time Out on Pivot; AT&T’s U-verse to Resume in CT

10/31/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: MNF Clobbers Cable; NHL and NBC Expand HD Reach

10/30/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: BitTorrent CEO Addresses Comcast P2P Actions; Freston Joins Bono

10/29/07 Monday
Cable360AM: DirecTV and Dish Hit 75 HD Nets; Parsons Exit Rumor Boosts TW

10/26/07 Friday
Cable360AM: EchoStar Adds VOD to IPTV; Comcast Eyeing Wi-Buy?

10/25/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Dolan Rollin’ On; TV Decency Debate Heads to Supreme Court

10/24/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Cablevision’s D-Day; Google, Nielsen Pact on TV Ads

10/23/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Charter Fights Malibu Fires; Firestorm Continues

10/22/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Comcast Anti-Piracy Efforts in the Spotlight; Cablevision Faces Vote

10/19/07 Friday
Cable360AM: DirecTV Raises HD Rates; Pali Knocks Cable as HD Laggards

10/18/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Martin Pushes Must-Carry in DTV Hearing; DirecTV Sues Cox Over HD Ads

10/17/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Dolans’ Cablevision Offer Blocked; AT&T/Dish Talk Downplayed

10/16/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Scripps Splits in 2; U-verse Halted in Connecticut

10/15/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Fox Biz Net Goes Live; DirecTV Counts 72 HD Channels

10/12/07 Friday
Cable360AM: FCC Makes AT&T Deal; Jim Robbins Remembered

10/11/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Cable HD Quality vs. DirecTV HD Quantity; Verizon’s "Sexy" 100Mbps

10/10/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: DirecTV Ups HD Ante; With Oxygen Hitched, Who’s Next?

10/9/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Wal-Mart to Sell Broadband; TiVo Gets Real

10/8/07 Monday
Cable360AM: TBS HD, NHL, Big Ten Expand Carriage; Get Ready for Google Phone

10/5/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Cablevision Faces Investor Suit; Comcast Heading to Europe?

10/4/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: EchoStar and TiVo Head to Court; Verizon Hit With FiOS TV Suit

10/3/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Cable Ops Scurry as DirecTV Continues "100 HD" March

10/2/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Relaunches; AT&T Adds VoIP to IPTV

10/1/07 Monday
Cable360AM: DirecTV’s October HD Bonanza; Cablevision’s MSG Sues NHL

9/28/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Cable Ads Take Cross-Country Canoe; TBS Sweats MLB Postseason

9/27/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: DirecTV and Dish Add HD Nets; Cox, Hearst-Argyle Renew Retrans Deal

9/26/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Sling Sings EchoStar’s Praises; PTC Steps Up A La Carte Push

9/25/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: SlingDish, MicroFacebook, Comcastic HD

9/24/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Cox Nabs NBC Series for VOD; Arris to Buy C-COR

9/21/07 Friday
Cable360AM: A La Cartel? Cable Ops & Networks Sued; Cuban Slams Rival HD Nets

9/20/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: DirecTV Changes 100 HD Channel Plan; Fall TV Shows Hit Web & Mobile

9/19 Wednesday
Cable360AM: DirecTV HD & VOD Don’t Scare Cable Operators; Dolan Takes the Stand

9/18/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: More HD Network Launches; Cable Show Returns to New Orleans

9/17/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Comcast’s New Buddy; Chris Albrecht’s Post-HBO Gig

9/14/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Cablevision Sets Sale Vote, Flunks Diversity Test

9/13/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: DirecTV’s 100 HD Kick-Off; Big Ten Hopes Fade for Comcast Deal

9/12/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: FCC Backs Down to Cable; The (Very Big) Closer; Samples to HGTV

9/11/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: FCC to Tighten Cable Regulations; Comcast Parrots HD

9/10/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Apple May Slash iTunes Pricing; Comcast Not Swaying on Big Ten

9/7/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Dish Adds BTN, Comcast Willing to Talk; DirecTV Revs Up HD

9/6/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Apple Drops iPhone Price (and Jaws); Hulu, Lulu, Vudu

9/5/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Comcast to Sue FCC; Walter Cronkite to Cable?

9/4/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Apple Smacks NBC; Dish Will Miss DTV Deadline

8/31/07 Friday
Cable360AM: FCC Urges NCTA, CEA Deal

8/30/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: DirecTV’s Big Ten, HD and VOD Game Plan

8/29/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Comcast Kills Big Ten Hopes

8/28/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: DirecTV on Demand Launches Beta

8/27/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Big Ten a Big Zero on Cable

8/24/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Deloitte Backs Off Rigas Family

8/23/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Broadcasters Wilt, Cablers Soar in Summer Heat

8/22/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: A Social Network Crackdown

8/21/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: MTV & RealNetworks Have Urge to Merge

8/20/07 Monday
Cable360AM: High School Musical 2 Blasts Cable Records

8/17/07 Friday
Cable360AM: NBC Strikes Landmark VOD Deal

8/16/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Reading Paul Allen’s Mind

8/15/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: DirecTV Expands Broadband

8/14/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Comcast Limits Free VOD

8/13/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Noggin & The N Go 24/7

8/10/07 Friday
Cable360AM: NBCU Eyes Oxygen

8/9/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: DirecTV’s 2Q Slips

8/8/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Sprint CEO Down on Cable JV

8/7/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: USA Nabs Bourne

8/6/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Rigases—Six Days to Jail

8/3/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Oxygen Cuts Landmark Ad Deal

8/2/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Yankees’ TV Network For Sale

8/1/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Murdoch’s Next Steps

7/31/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Murdoch Lands Dow Jones

7/30/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Malone Eyes Virgin Media

7/27/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Cox Spurns Churn

7/26/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Comcast’s 2nd Quarter Pop

7/25/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: FCC Snubs Google Wireless Bid

7/24/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: TiVo HD Frenzy

7/23/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Murdoch Rival Proposes New Biz Net

7/20/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Senate Backs FCC Oversight

7/19/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: NHL’s Cable Bypass

7/18/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Comcast Channels Ren & Stimpy

7/17/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: WWE Board Seeks Tougher Testing

7/16/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Dice Rolls From Discovery

7/13/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Gemstar-TV Guide Busts a Move

7/12/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Discovery Eyes Facebook

7/11 Wednesday
Cable360AM: FCC Chairs’ Wireless Duel

7/10 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Google Scores FCC Wi-Five

7/9 Monday
Cable360AM: EchoStar Enters Dow Jones Race

7/6 Friday
Cable360AM: CableCard Flap Continues

7/5 Thursday
Cable360AM: AT&T Feels the Heat

7/3 Tuesday
Cable360AM: NBCU Axes Web Video Site

7/2 Monday
Cable360AM: iHype vs. CableCard

6/29 Friday
Cable360AM: CableCard Deadline Looms

6/28 Thursday
Cable360AM: HBO’s Peep Show

6/27 Wednesday
Cable360AM: WWE Releases Benoit Text Messages

6/26 Tuesday
Cable360AM: D.C. Violence Hearings Heat Up

6/25 Monday
Cable360AM: The iPhone Cometh

6/22 Friday
Cable360AM: Comcast v. Big Ten, Qwest

6/21 Thursday
Cable360AM: Chris Albrecht Helps HBO

6/20 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Comcast Sued, Wooed & Approved

6/19 Tuesday
Cable360AM: AT&T’s Cablevision Beef

6/18 Monday
Cable360AM: TV Upfront in Full Swing

6/15 Friday
Cable360AM: Sopranos Fans Chase for Clues

6/14 Thursday
Cable360AM: DirecTV and EchoStar Join Forces

6/13 Wednesday
Cable360AM: DirecTV Launching HBO’s HD Channels

6/12/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: David Chase Speaks

6/11/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Sopranos Whacks Viewers

6/8/07 Friday
Cable360AM: TBS Takes Pleasure in Payne

6/7/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Qwest Drops "DSL"

6/6/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: CBS Eyes Cable Cash Cow

6/5/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: FCC’s Indecent Proposal Rejected

6/4/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Sopranos’ Finale Fever Begins

6/1/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Upfront Ratings Mess

5/31/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: ComcasTiVo Ready for Primetime

5/30/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Comcast’s Monster Deal

5/29/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: NBC’s Exec Shake-Up

5/25/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Joost Looking

5/24/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Cable’s Big Tenn. Victory

5/23/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: FiOS TV 2.0

5/22/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Discovery Times Eyes CBS

5/21/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Comcast SportsNet Northwest A Go

5/18/07 Friday
Cable360AM: MLB Network Firms Up Launch
& PM Update: DirecTV Sues Comcast; Insight for Sale?

5/17/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Fox Business Channel Tab—$100M
& PM Update: Discovery Closes Shops

5/16/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: ESPN Mobile, Take 2
& PM Update: Verizon Touts Quad Play

5/15/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Disney Launches ITVOD
& PM Update: NCTA Urges FCC Reform

5/14/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Movie Biz Balks at Comcast VOD Plan
& PM Update: Cox, Discovery Complete Swap

5/11/07 Friday
Cable360AM: NFL Network Appeals Comcast Verdict

5/10/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Albrecht’s Fall From Grace

5/9/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: The Cable Show—Day 3

5/8/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: The Cable Show—Day 2

5/7/07 Monday
Cable360AM: The Cable Show Kicks Off

5/4/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Dolans Face Legal Challenge

5/3/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Cablevision’s Next Hurdle

5/2/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Dolans Taking Cablevision Private

5/1/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Cox Picks Up Phone

4/30/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Comcast Shores Up Sports Nets

4/27/07 Friday
Cable360AM: AT&T’s Whitacre Stepping Down

4/26/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Wong Makes Lifetime Commitment

4/25/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Comcast SportsNet Northwest?

4/24/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Comcast’s Wireless New England

4/23/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Time Warner Cable Eyes Wi-Fi

4/20/07 Friday
Cable360AM: MLB Extra Innings to Cablevision?

4/19/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: NBC, MSNBC Debate VT Killer Video

4/18/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: AT&T’s U-verse Coming to LA

4/17/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: NAB’s Anti-Cable Talking Points

4/16/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Comcast Expands Web Video Push

4/13/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Imus, the Morning After

4/12/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Cox Takes on Time Warner Cable in LA

4/11/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Baseball Channel Very, Very Good to MLB

4/10/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Cablevision Rewinds Network DVR Suit

4/9/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Discovery Slashes Workforce

4/6/07 Friday
Cable360AM: No Extra Innings on Dish

4/5/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Cable’s Ready to Play Ball

4/4/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Cable Gets MLB Extra Innings

4/3/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Comcast Buys Small Op Patriot

4/2/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Deal or No Deal? MLB, Cable Talks Continue

3/30/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Deadline Looms for MLB’s Extra Innings

3/29/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Discovery Buys Out Cox, Sheds Travel

3/28/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Hopes Fade for Cable/Baseball Deal

3/27/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Baseball Battle Heads to the Hill

3/26/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Ong Leaving Nat Geo Channel

3/23/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Cablevision Loses Network DVR Case

3/22/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: U-verse Jumps to PCs

3/21/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Statewide Video Bills Advance

3/20/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Cable Ops Prep for No MLB Deal

3/19/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Goes Mobile

3/16/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Time Warner Cable’s LA Tremors

3/15/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: DirecTV Discontinues GMC’s Local Feeds

3/14/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Martin Takes Aim at Cable

3/13/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: Viacom Sues YouTube & Google

3/12/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Cable Advertising on the Hot Seat

3/9/07 Friday
Cable360AM: Comcast, Sinclair Make a Deal

3/8/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: DirecTV/MLB Deal Announced

3/7/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Tandberg Accepts Ericsson Bid

3/6/06 Tuesday
Cable360AM: USDTV Calls It Quits

3/5/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Time Warner Cable Mobile Hits Cinci

3/2/07 Friday
Cable360AM: FCC Rules for Cable Phone

3/1/07 Thursday
Cable360AM: Sinclair Bows to Comcast

2/28/07 Wednesday
Cable360AM: Comcast Gets Sinclair Extension

2/27/07 Tuesday
Cable360AM: CBS, Cablevision Report Earnings

2/26/07 Monday
Cable360AM: Discovery Finds Jesus (and Kin)?

The Daily


TBN Drops Hillsong Name

We’re catching up on the fact Hillsong Channel rebranded as TBN Inspire at the beginning of the month. Distribution partners received less than 90 days’ notice of the change, thus the programmer is asking

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