Morning Headlines for 6/5/13

Britt: Time Warner Cable talking to Apple, Microsoft, Samsung about streaming video deals
Time Warner Cable is talking to Apple, Microsoft and Samsung about streaming video deals similar to its pact with Roku, CEO Glenn Britt said Tuesday at an investor conference in London. [FierceCable]

GMC Cable Channel Changes Name To UP
First it was Gospel Music Channel, then it became GMC when it expanded beyond music programming. Now the cable channel said it's changing its name again, but not its identity. Beginning Saturday, the 8-year-old channel will be reintroduced as UP. [AP/TVNewsCheck]

Devoted to Politics, MSNBC Slips on Breaking News
At MSNBC they view it as rooting against death and destruction: the last thing the channel wants is more months like the last two, filled with terror bombings, tornadoes and plant accidents. [NY Times]

Fox Asks Appeals Court to Halt Dish’s Ad-Skipping Service
News Corp.’s Fox Broadcasting Co. asked a federal appeals court to overrule a district judge and halt Dish Network Corp.’s AutoHop ad-skipping service that it says threatens television’s advertising system. [BloombergBusinessweek]

College Radio Competition Opens
The International Radio Festival announced the launch of the 2nd annual Search for Best College Radio Jockey, and this year the contest will be expanding to include Canada. [Radio Ink]

Dial Global Promotes Charles Steinhauer to COO
Dial Global promotes Charles Steinhauer to Chief Operations Officer. In this new role, Steinhauer will be responsible for overseeing the management of the company's day to day operations. He will continue to be located in New York City and will report directly to CEO Paul Caine. Steinhauer was most recently Dial Global's President of Operations, where he managed all sales support divisions. [Radio Online]

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