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U.S. FCC pauses Comcast-Time Warner merger review until January 12

U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday once again paused its review of the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp <CMSCSA.O> and Time Warner Cable Inc <TWC.N>, citing delays in getting documents from Time Warner Cable.

U.S. court approves Condé Nast $5.85 million intern pay settlement

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Condé Nast on Monday won a federal judge's preliminary approval to pay $5.85 million to settle a class-action lawsuit by thousands of former interns who claimed the magazine publisher underpaid them.

Court allows Aereo to auction TV streaming technology assets

A bankruptcy court has allowed defunct video streaming company Aereo Inc to auction its TV streaming technology assets, according to court papers published on Friday.

U.S.-funded radio station says Azerbaijan office raided

Azerbaijani authorities raided and closed the bureau of the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) on Friday in an apparent attempt to silence one of the country's last independent media outlets, the station said.

DISH, Comcast SportsNet reach deal in regional dispute

Satellite TV provider DISH Network Corp and Comcast Corp's SportsNet have reached a deal allowing the cable giant's regional sports networks to remain on-air for DISH subscribers, the two companies said on Saturday.

Uruguay approves media bill barring foreign ownership

A media bill that prohibits foreign ownership and is designed to prevent Uruguayan radio and television stations from becoming concentrated among a few powerful commercial interests was approved by lawmakers on Monday.

Hollywood slams Sony, movie theaters for canceling 'The Interview'

Hollywood filmmakers and actors voiced outrage on Wednesday after Sony Pictures pulled the release of North Korea parody "The Interview," following threats from hackers who waged a massive cyberattack on the movie studio.

Exclusive: AdvisorHUB site tried to sell broker data to major wirehouses

AdvisorHUB, a year-old gossip and news website for the brokerage industry, has become such a part of brokers' daily reading routine that some call it the "New York Post of financial news."

Forget the politics, Sony executives say North Korea comedy 'desperately unfunny'

The comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader is "desperately unfunny" and would have flopped overseas if it had not been canceled, according to leaked e-mails of international executives of Sony Pictures.

New York premiere of North Korea comedy canceled after threats

The New York premiere of "The Interview", a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been canceled and a source said one theater chain had scrapped plans to show it, after threats from a hacking group.