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FCC exploring role in TV programming disputes

Federal regulators will explore whether they can do more to protect consumers from losing their television signals because of disputes over the fees that subscription-video providers pay broadcasters for their programming. Get the full story »

Comcast picks team to run NBC after takeover

Comcast Corp. on Thursday named several executives who will hold top jobs at NBC Universal after the cable company takes control of the broadcaster and movie studio.

Former Showtime President Bob Greenblatt will be chairman of NBC Entertainment, responsible for prime time and late night programming, business affairs and NBC Universal Media studios. Get the full story »

NBC shakes up ‘30 Rock’ and Thursday night

NBC will make Thursday an all-comedy night and move its two “Law & Order” dramas as part of a midseason shake-up.

The network announced Monday that it is shifting “30 Rock” and the freshman series “Outsourced” to the final hour of prime time starting Jan. 20. The rest of the night’s lineup, starting at 8 p.m. ET, will include “Community,” newcomer “Perfect Couples,” “The Office” and returning series “Parks and Recreation.” Get the full story »

NBC Universal CEO unlikely to join Apple Rentals

NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker said on Wednesday his company is not likely to follow rivals to make its TV shows available for Apple Inc.’s new 99-cent rental service unveiled earlier this month. Get the full story »

Tribune Co. to launch digital channel Antenna TV

Tribune Co., following the lead of WCIU-Ch. 26 parent Weigel Broadcasting, is launching a service supplying digital subchannel programming for local TV stations. Antenna TV, beginning Jan. 3, will deliver a round-the-clock slate of vintage TV series reruns and movies from Sony and DLT Entertainment to a secondary digital channel of WGN-Ch. 9 and those of other Tribune Co. stations.

Comcast/NBC merger foes have their say

From Broadcasting & Cable | In  public hearing Tuesday in  Chicago, rival cable operators, an independent programmer and a former FCC commissioner lined up to oppose the proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal.