Morning Headlines — 7/8/13

CBS, Time Warner Cable Talks Seen Extending for Several More Weeks
Negotiations between CBS and Time Warner Cable to renew their four-year-old pact — covering retransmission of CBS owned-and-operated TV stations and carriage of cable nets including Showtime — are expected to take several more weeks to resolve, according to a source familiar with the talks. [Variety]

Envision Radio Introduces VirtualNWS News Reports
Envision Radio announces VirtualNWS News Reports. As part of Envision's VirtualNWS (News/Weather/Sports) brand, the service will provide local news written and voiced by a remote team of experienced reporters available anytime and anywhere. The news service offers custom solutions based on the station's needs and is available on a barter basis. [Radio Online]

Conservatives’ Aggressive Ad Campaign Seeks to Cast Doubt on Health Law
Though many of its rules will not take effect for months, President Obama’s health care law is already the subject of an aggressive advertising campaign by Republicans to sow doubts about how it will work. In one of the largest campaigns of its kind, Americans for Prosperity, a conservative advocacy group financed in part by Charles and David Koch, will begin running television commercials this week asserting that the law will limit Americans’ health care choices. [NY Times]


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