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4:20 PM ET, February 26, 2013

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Maybe You'll Get the Pay TV You Want, After All: Cablevision Sues Viacom to Break Up the Bundle  —  Pay TV has a simple model: If you want to watch one channel, you have to pay for dozens — or hundreds — of others, whether you watch them or not.  That model drives lots of consumers nuts, but it has looked very, very hard to dislodge.
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Time Warner Cable and DirecTV support Cablevison in Viacom fight  —  The entrance to Viacom's headquarters in New York.  (Mark Lennihan / Associated Press / January 25, 2010)  —  Pay-TV distributors Time Warner Cable and DirecTV have come out in support of Cablevision Systems Corp.'s lawsuit against Viacom Inc.
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Variety will kill its daily print edition and online paywall, keep weekly magazine  —  Three editors-in-chief will head coverage of movies, television, and digital content in new web-first approach  —  The iconic entertainment publication Variety will discontinue its daily printed edition on March 18th.
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Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:   Variety Makes a Necessary Change - Here Are the Risks
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
For the First Time Since Napster, Music Sales Are Growing  —  The last time music was a growth business was 1999 — back when people bought millions of Britney Spears CDs, and GeoCities was the third-most popular Web property in the world.  You know what's happened since then.
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Alex Knapp / Forbes:
Study Finds That Streaming And Spyware Are Killing Music Piracy
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
New York Times backs AP in lawsuit against news collector Meltwater  —  The New York Times is supporting the Associated Press in a controversial copyright case against Meltwater, a service that monitors the news and reproduces headlines and story summaries for its clients.
Reuters:
Tribune Co. Hires Bankers to Sell LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Other Papers  —  Tribune Co. has hired investment bankers to sell off its newspaper unit, which includes The Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, according to a person familiar with the situation.
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Roger Yu / USA Today:   Shakeout in old media picks up pace
Dylan Byers / Politico:
ABC News announces Susan Saulny hire  —  ABC News has announced the hire of New York Times reporter Susan Saulny as a correspondent.  The news comes one day after ABC News announced the hire of Times national political correspondent Jeff Zeleny.  —  In a memo to staff …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
TV stations strong, newspapers weak in Scripps' 2012 results  —  Political advertising revenue at Scripps' television stations in the fourth quarter of 2012 was “higher than the full-year political total reported in any previous year,” the company said in an earnings report Tuesday.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
N.Y. Times ups investment in conferences  —  The New York Times is increasing its investment in the events and conferences business, according to an internal memo sent to POLITICO.  —  The Times has named former Times Magazine editor Gerry Marzorati as general manager and editorial director of the conference business.
Danny Shea / The Huffington Post:
Glenn Greenwald Rails Against BuzzFeed: ‘Reckless And Irresponsible,’ ‘Government-Subservient Stenography’ (VIDEO)  —  Guardian columnist and blogger Glenn Greenwald joined HuffPost Live Tuesday and railed against what he called “reckless and irresponsible” journalism by BuzzFeed reporter Tessa Stuart.
Ann Hornaday / Washington Post:
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ investigation closed — mission accomplished?  —  On Monday, just hours after “Zero Dark Thirty” missed winning best picture and a clutch of other awards at the Oscars, the Senate Intelligence Committee closed its investigation into contacts between the filmmakers and the CIA, Reuters reported.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
LinkedIn Is Turning Itself Into A Very Valuable Media Company  —  LinkedIn is successfully turning itself into a media company, notes Scott Devitt at Morgan Stanley.  —  This is fairly obvious to anyone who has been paying close attention, but it's worth mentioning again.
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Glam Media Just Secretly Filed For An IPO  —  Two sources familiar with the matter say that Glam Media, the digital lifestyle-content publisher, has filed confidential documents as part of a new secret IPO process.  —  Glam got its start offering fashion and gossip content on Glam.com …
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