BY JONATHAN BLUM, KAGAN One of the drivers in regulators’ perception of high cable prices is its value relative to satellite. A snapshot of basic digital tier pricing shows a mean for satellite and cable of $34 and $54, respectively. While exact comparisons are difficult — channel offerings are not consistent across services — this striking spread bolsters claims that cable is relatively expensive. For more on pricing in the cable industry, see “Cable TV Finance” at

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Lifetime announced “Gift of a Lifetime,” part of the net’s pro-social giveback initiative partnering with charities to identify five women and their families to receive the “gift of a lifetime”

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