The Morning Lowdown 08.03.10


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»  CBS (NYSE: CBS) and Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) have struck a major, comprehensive 10-year carriage agreement, that will prevent the sort of showdowns that threatens viewers’ programming with increasing frequency these days. [CBS press release]

»  Retrans fees have put some hope back in broadcast at NBC, but CEO Jeff Zucker says that eventually streaming programs online may have some payment regime wrapped around it. [WSJ]

»  Every reporter at Forbes is getting their own blog today. [Business Insider]

»  There’s one thing about ads surreptitiously stalking you, collecting your data, but there’s another thing when an online pair of pants won’t stop pestering you. [AdAge]

»  Media companies are still trying to see what this Tumblr thing is all about. [NYT]

»  Ken Doctor has nine questions about the future of Newsweek. [Newsonomics]

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