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Report: How Disney Channel offset a 12% ratings drop with a 6% spike in pay-TV affiliate fees

Despite significant recent audience declines among cable's biggest programming networks, and a sudden dip in advertising sales, media conglomerates generally reported strong revenue growth during the second quarter. How do they do it? Is it volume, volume, volume? Not exactly.

SportsNet LA standoff could 'undermine' TWC-Comcast merger, but FCC is mum

As the carriage impasse over Time Warner Cable's new regional sports network home for the L.A. Dodgers enters its sixth month, speculation is emerging that the standoff could negatively impact the proposed merger between TWC and Comcast.

Updated: Verizon denies plans to work with carriers, OEMs on an app store to challenge Google

Verizon Communications wants to build a new coalition of wireless carriers and device makers to create an application storefront that would be an alternative to Google's Play Store, according to a report from  The Information. The new store could let app developers take advantage of network-specific functionality, advertise their wares in the store and give consumers more proactive tips about which apps to use, the report said.

Nokia's mapping CEO steps down

Nokia has appointed Cliff Fox as acting head of its Here mapping business from Sept. 1, after the division's current CEO, Michael Halbherr, resigned.  

Kaspersky Labs warns social networks are dangerous territory for mobile users

Careless mobile users are leaving themselves exposed to hack attacks when accessing social networks, security company Kaspersky Labs warned.

UK to trial online-video age ratings

Coming soon to YouTube music videos in the UK: a ratings system that warns parents if the content of an online video is inappropriate for their kids.

Televisa and MiTu join forces to offer multiscreen content

Multichannel network MiTu has signed a multiyear agreement with Mexico City-based giant Televisa that will see the two Hispanic-focused companies work together to develop and distribute programming across multiple platforms.

DirecTV, Dish use addressable tech to target $3B political advertising treasure chest

Integrating voter registration information into their emerging addressable advertising technology systems, DirecTV and Dish Network are promising politcal campaign managers a means of precisely and locally targeting viewers across the ideological spectrum.

Making sense of the M&A craze in the mobile app analytics market

If the frenzy of acquisitions in the mobile application analytics market continues, it's going to be difficult for developers to keep track of where all the mobile app data is going and, more importantly, who's the best provider of services that will help them boost their businesses. Special report.

Amazon tries to add heart to data-driven content creation

Although the use of metadata to help determine the kind of shows audiences want to watch has gotten a lot of attention over the past year or so–particularly with the success of Netflix's  House of Cards, a show developed partly from data analysis–Amazon is trying to find the heart that drives the popularity of series as its original-content efforts evolve.