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3:35 PM ET, December 6, 2011

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James Rainey / LA Times:
NBC stations will use content from nonprofit news outlets  —  Ten NBC-owned television stations across the nation will team with nonprofit news outlets in an attempt to beef up their enterprise and analytical reporting, the network announced Monday.  —  NBC affiliates in Los Angeles …
Discussion: TVWeek.com and AllAccess.com
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
For Local NBC Stations, Collaborative Journalism  —  In a sign of increasing collaboration between journalism groups, NBC on Tuesday will announce a series of partnerships between its television stations and nonprofit news organizations.  —  Effectively immediately, NBC's station in Chicago …
Discussion: LA Observed and Deadline.com
Bloomberg:
Apple, E-Book Publishers Probed by EU Agency  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL), the world's biggest technology company, and five e-book publishers are being investigated by European Union antitrust regulators over deals that may restrict sales across the region.  —  The probe targets the iPad-maker's deals …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Why Europe's trustbusters targeted Apple's e-book ‘cartel’  —  The antitrust probe dates back to a deal Steve Jobs cut with five publishers in Jan. 2010  —  The language of the European Commission's press release Tuesday announcing the start of a formal antitrust investigation of Apple …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Europe Probing Apple And Publishers For E-book Price ‘Cartel’  —  After carrying out unannounced inspections at the companies back in March, the European Commission is now starting a formal antitrust investigation into whether Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and book publishers are limiting e-book competition with their “agency” pricing model.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Angry About Your Cable Bill?  Blame the Cable Industry, Not the NFL  —  Have you heard yet about how your favorite team is trying to screw you over?  Don't worry.  You will soon.  —  Trapped in a headlock of a negotiation with the NFL over broadcasting rights, the television industry …
Discussion: New York Post
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Matthew Futterman / Wall Street Journal:
NFL Near Major Media Deals  —  TV Networks in Talks to Extend Pacts for About $3.2 Billion a Year Through 2021  —  The National Football League is close to inking an eight-year extension of three media-rights deals that should earn it a total of about $3.2 billion a year from its broadcast partners …
Wall Street Journal:
Cable-TV Honchos Cry Foul Over Soaring Cost of ESPN
Discussion: Company Town and Deadline.com
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Broadcasters Press Supreme Court to Overturn TV, Radio and Newspaper Ownership Rules  —  Broadcasters are urging the Supreme Court to loosen restrictions that prevent companies from owning newspapers, radio stations and television stations in the same market.
Discussion: Adweek and Hillicon Valley
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Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Copps submits notice to resign from FCC
Discussion: rbr.com and Multichannel
Julia Angwin / The Wall Street Journal:
WikiLeaks Associates Seek Injunction on Twitter Data  —  Three WikiLeaks associates are appealing a court order that would force Twitter Inc. to hand over information from their accounts without a search warrant.  —  The WikiLeaks associates - Jacob Appelbaum, Rop Gonggrijp, and Birgitta Jonsdottir …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Buyouts offered at The Gazette, Washington Post's community newspapers in Maryland  —  The buyouts were mentioned at the bottom of a story announcing that Chuck Lyons is moving from CEO to chairman of Post-Newsweek Media, the business division that includes The Gazette: “In an unrelated development …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
CNBC Europe and CNBC Asia Merge to Create CNBC International  —  TVNewser has learned CNBC president Mark Hoffman sent out a memo this morning announcing that CNBC Europe and CNBC Asia have merged to form CNBC International.  —  Mick Buckley, who headed CNBC Europe, is leaving the company after eight years.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The BBC's global iPlayer expands to iPhone and iPod Touch  —  Five months after BBC Worldwide launched its global iPlayer app to 11 Western European countries on iPad, the commercial arm of the UK broadcaster has announced that it's making the app available on iPhone and iPod Touch too.
James Cusick / The Independent:
Watchdog chief faces grilling over failure to act on press's dirty tricks  —  The Information Commissioner who presided over a massive investigation into newspapers' illegal use of a private investigator may have to explain this week why he told MPs no legal action was necessary despite …
Discussion: Guardian
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James Robinson / Guardian:   Guardian journalist justifies hacking if in the public interest
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Financial Times Launches Dedicated Android App  —  With mobile readers proving to be very avid readers of the Financial Times, the newspaper has launched a new version of its native Android app that it hopes will bring in more users on the platform on both smartphones and tablets.
Jeanine Poggi / The Street:
LoveFilm Gives Netflix a Heartache  —  Netflix(NFLX) has another obstacle in its international expansion, as Amazon(AMZN) ramps up distribution of its LoveFilm content in the U.K.
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Jim Romenesko:
Anyone remember ‘The Newsroom’?  —  “Ken Finkleman should sue @AaronSorkin for stealing Newsroom name then make a new George Findlay series.”
Discussion: TVNewser
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