Other premium nets are taking note of Comcast’s limited basic, Internet and HBO offering and looking for a piece of the action. Here’s what Starz CEO Chris Albrecht had to say about the offering, as well as predictions from Time Warner’s chief on what it may bring.

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Unlike Time Warner Cable, CBS didn’t suffer from the month-long retrans spat with the MSO as it scored its best-ever 3Q. More on the company’s financials here.
Though John Martin is still CFO at Time Warner until the end of the year, during TWX’s 3Q earnings call Wed he gave a glimpse of how he views Turner, which he will head in Jan following CEO Phil Kent’s retirement.
The FCC Enforcement Bureau proposed a $25K fine against Turner for a TBS “Conan” commercial. Here’s why.

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