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2 years 6 months ago

"Rabbit ears" make a comeback

They were long thought to be a thing of the past, but rooftop antennas are making a comeback thanks to high cable and satellite prices and online programming options. Years ago, the rooftop antenna was the only way to get a television signal and with them came the "rabbit...

4 years 4 months ago

Rivals DirecTV, Dish combine to sell TV ads

Satellite TV rivals DirecTV and Dish are banding together to sell interactive TV advertising nationally. Such ads let people use their remote controls to request information about products. This comes after DirecTV and Dish Networks dropped lawsuits accusing each other of false advertising. Among other things, Dish had complained...

4 years 5 months ago

Comedy Central picks up 'The Onion Sports Network'

Viacom's Comedy Central is picking up "The Onion Sports Network" series, a satire on the world of sports. The half-hour series will premiere in the first quarter. Comedy Central bills the pilot and 10-episode series as taking on "teams, players, leagues, sycophantic fans, ridiculous products and over-hyped coverage." The series...

4 years 8 months ago

Fox, Time Warner reach programming deal

The Fox television network and Time Warner Cable on Friday announced an agreement in principle on a television programming deal that allows signals to continue for millions of cable subscribers. Fox had threatened to force Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks to drop the Fox broadcast signal from...

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