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> The National Basketball Association has tapped former Time Warner Inc. chairman and CEO Dick Parsons to run the beleaguered L.A. Clippers basketball team after its owner, Donald Sterling was banned for making racist comments. Parsons is known for his diplomatic style and success at turning around troubled companies. He stepped in to Time Warner after Gerry Levin was ousted. He retired in 2007. In 2009 the former banker became chairman of Citigroup, steering the financial services behemoth through the overall financial crisis before again retiring in 2012. Article
> CBS and Fox are angling for more C7 advertising deals as the broadcasters prepare to sell their upcoming fall TV season. Both networks believe they can grab a bigger chunk of ad dollars if they extend the viewing time. C3 is the current currency among TV advertisers with national TV networks -- the average commercial ratings plus three days of time-shifted viewing. See this article and this article.
> Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei, whose company owns the Braves, revealed Thursday that "changes in the Braves' local TV deals" will generate about $500M in "additional revenue for the team over time. Article
> Jarl Mohn has been hired by National Public Radio as its new CEO. Mohn has an extensive background in the cable and radio business. He started his career as a radio DJ using the name Lee Masters. He eventually went on to have several high-profile cable jobs including serving as the founding president and CEP of Liberty Digital. He also held senior positions at MTV and E! Entertainment Television. He is currently chairman of KPCC's parent company, Southern California Public Radio. Article
> Arris, which announced its acquisition of adaptive bit rate streaming specialist SeaWell Networks last month, revealed in its latest SEC filing that it paid about $5.7 million for the company. The deal ended up being a pretty good deal Arris considering SeaWell had raised $15 million, according to TechCrunch data. SeaWell is Arris' first deal since closing its $2.35 billion acquisition of Motorola Home, which makes set-tops and network gear. SeaWell founder/CEO Brian Collie has joined Arris. See this article and this article.
And finally... Ericsson has completed its acquisition of U.K.-based media services company Red Bee Media from Creative Broadcast Services Holdings. The acquisition expands Ericsson's growing media services business by adding Red Bee Media customers including the BBC, BSkyB, BT Sport, Canal Digital, Channel 4, EE, UKTV, UPC, Virgin Media, and many more. Ericsson also gained 1,500 employees as well as media services and operations facilities in the France, Germany, Spain and Australia as well as the U.K., furthering the company's broadcast services business, which began in 2007 when it signed its first deal with C More (formerly Canal+) in the Nordic region. Press release