Evening Headlines — 7/8/13

Senator, fans battle NFL blackout rule
Tim Stroth is among 328 fans who petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to stop the NFL from blacking out games in home markets when they do not sell out within 72 hours of kickoff. That vocal minority suddenly has a powerful ally in Congress, which is targeting the NFL’s television monopoly in a broader dispute over who should control cable programming pricing. [Macomb Daily]

Who will get Hulu? No clear answer at close of latest bidding
The Hulu rumor mill churns on. Friday marked the deadline for would-be buyers to submit bids for the over-the-top TV service but, even with the reported departure of one big contender, it’s hard to say who will close the sale — or if a sale will occur at all. [GigaOM]

Fox’s Experiment in Animated Living
You can’t be totally sure which room in the rambling office space on Sunset Boulevard here might be cooking up the future of network prime-time animation, so Nick Weidenfeld does his best to be in them all. [NY Times]

Ion Adds Season Seven Of 'Psych'
Ion Television today announced it is picking up season seven of USA’s hit series Psych. The deal with NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution adds all 16 new episodes to Ion’s existing library of seasons 1-6 of Psych and includes rights to future seasons. [TVNewsCheck]

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