New year, new FCC, same old retrans rules. But cable companies continue to push for change—and with Time Warner Cable busy with merger madness, others are carrying some of the weight, such as Cox, Bright House and Mediacom. Here’s what the MSOs have asked of the FCC and lawmakers.

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Cable/telecom was all over President Obama’s State of the Union address Tues night, from AMC’s “Mad Men” to A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” to broadband programs. Here’s a rundown of the industry’s mentions plus a look at how ratings played out.
 
TiVo is aiming to beef up its content discovery and recommendation services, proposing a $135mln acquisition of Digitalsmiths.
 

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YES’s Blue Jays-Yankees telecast Feb 28 marked its second-most-viewed spring training telecast ever at 200,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. It is surpassed only by its March 2018 Mets-Yankees telecast with 242,000 total viewers.

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