BRIEFLY….

As the CBS board of directors continues overseeing multiple investigations into alleged past harassment by CEO Les Moonves, he’s lawyered up, retaining Hollywood heavyweight attorney Daniel Petrocelli.

Petrocelli repped Warner Bros in its long-running dispute over rights to Superman and was the attorney representing AT&T in its recent antitrust trial against the U.S. Department of Justice.
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The California Legislature’s Communications Committee has passed a strong network neutrality bill that would restore rules against blocking, throttling and paid prioritization that the FCC rolled back in June and in some ways, is even tougher than the now-deleted FCC rules.

A separate bill which requires that contractors for government communications services comply with the new net neutrality rules, also passed.
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Meredith has re-upped its deal with Nielsen to provide ratings services for the next few years.

The agreement includes audience measurement and analytic data from Nielsen Scarborough and Nielsen Rhiza, a sales tool that enables audience-based sales

The deal covers 17 television stations reaching 11% of U.S. households.

The terms of the deal are none of your damned business

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