For those who think it’s business-as-usual in the non-fiction/unscripted world these past few years, think again. With a buffet of unscripted shows of various qualities on cable TV, the genre’s suffering a creative crisis, a panel of top producers/network execs at RealScreen Summit in DC suggested Tues. Execs and producers from Lifetime, MTV, Nat Geo and others weigh in on the state of the unscripted.

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As speculation soars that Comcast and Charter are close to a deal to carve up Time Warner Cable, the timing of Comcast’s 4Q earnings call Tues couldn’t have been better—even if execs declined to get into M&A talk. Instead, financial results offered a reminder that Comcast knows how to grow customers.
 
At the bell, AT&T reported consolidated 4Q revenues of $33.2bln, up 1.8% from a year ago. More on AT&T’s financials.
 
L.A. broadcasters KLCS and KJLA are the 1st to ask the FCC to channel share. Here’s what’s entailed.

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