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4:50 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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Alex Knapp / Forbes:
Study Finds That Streaming And Spyware Are Killing Music Piracy  —  It seems that people just aren't pirating music the way they used to.  In many cases, because they don't have to.  That's according to the NPD Group, which just released their “Annual Music Study 2012.”
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
For the First Time Since Napster, Music Sales Are Growing
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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