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4:20 PM ET, May 4, 2015

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Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
In earnings call, Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts says company is disappointed over failed TWC merger but has moved on  —  Roberts: Customer Service, Execution Top Priorities  —  Says Disappointed TWC Terminated, Company Has ‘Moved On’  —  Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts …
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Comcast Q1 profit grows 10% to $2.06B, NBCUniversal revenue slips 4% to $6.6B  —  Comcast Q1 Profit Rises, Co. Will Focus on X1  —  Media giant Comcast said net income in its fiscal first quarter grew 10% owing to more consumers buying high-speed Internet and business services …
Tali Arbel / Associated Press:
Comcast now has more Internet subs than TV subs, company exec Neil Smit says in earnings call  —  COMCAST NOW HAS MORE INTERNET THAN CABLE CUSTOMERS  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control …
Discussion: Forbes
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Department of Justice looking closely at Apple as it pushes record labels to ditch free Spotify streaming ahead of Beats relaunch  —  Apple pushing music labels to kill free Spotify streaming ahead of Beats relaunch  —  The Department of Justice is looking closely into Apple's business practices …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Vice TV Network Has Already Sold Three Years' Worth of Ad Time, CEO Says  —  Vice co-founder and CEO Shane Smith.  Credit: Christopher Lane for Ad Age  —  Vice Media has rung up a series of impressive deals in the past year or so, lining up a $250 million investment from A&E Networks …
Discussion: Capital New York, TVNewser and Quartz
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Abid Rahman / Hollywood Reporter:
Vice Media Revenue on Track to Reach Close to $1 Billion This Year
Discussion: New York Times and @jyarow
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Condé Nast Names Joy Marcus, Former Head of Dailymotion, General Manager of Digital Video  —  Condé Nast Entertainment has hired Joy Marcus, who previously ran the U.S. operations for video site Dailymotion, as exec VP and G.M. of digital video.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Factors behind Circa's failure include a dysfunctional mobile ad market, saturated mobile news market, and lack of editorial uniqueness  —  Circa: What went wrong  —  Circa, the clever smartphone news app, failed to live up to its promises.  The fiasco stems from the smartphone advertising …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and The Corsair
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Mediaite Exclusive: New NBC President Andy Lack Reevaluating Much of MSNBC Programming  —  When venerable TV news executive Andy Lack was named the new president of NBC News, it was clear he was given the authority and autonomy from Comcast to clean house.  The Today Show was in desperate need of change …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
NewFronts: Fullscreen Acquires Social Media Studio McBeard  —  Fullscreen is making the push into social content with the acquisition of digital studio McBeard.  —  The 100-person, Los Angeles-based company is joining Fullscreen to grow its ability to develop, produce and distribute social content …
Discussion: Adweek and The Wrap
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
Al Jazeera America CEO Fires Back at ‘Absurd’ $15 Million Anti-Semitism, Gender Bias Suit  —  Al Jazeera America interim CEO Ehab Al Shihabi fired back at a lawsuit filed last week that alleges anti-semitism and gender bias toward a former employee.  —  “The recent attacks on us as being anti-Semitic …
Discussion: Variety
 
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Brendan Sasso / National Journal:
Democrats press FCC to require that super PACs disclose their major donors in TV and radio ads
Discussion: @lachlan