Bob Fernandez covers the telecom, media industries and frequently writes about Comcast Corp.

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KYW reaches new contract as Entercom’s stock continues to languish

Entercom Communications acquired all-news KYW and other unionized big-market radio stations in 2017 through its deal to buy CBS Radio. So far the deal hasn't paid off as executives envisioned.

MediaNews Group’s attrition plan slashes about 50 percent of Reading Eagle Co. jobs

Employees had to interview for new jobs with MediaNews Group, which agreed to acquire the Reading Eagle for $5 million in a bankruptcy auction in May.

Inquirer seeks to open ‘wholesale sealing’ of federal court records in Hershey School student cases

Altogether, a federal judge in Pennsylvania has sealed about 20 docket items in two cases of former students suing the Milton Hershey School. First Amendment experts say the sealing is highly unusual.

Pa. Republicans pull the bill to greenlight 5G antennas as towns say it would undercut their zoning powers.

5G will be considered again in the fall given its promise of super-fast data links for robotics, telemedicine and driver-less cars. But the legislature's approach riled up a lot of people.

Reading Eagle sale to MediaNews Group expected to close by the end of June

The sale of the Reading Eagle Co. to MediaNews Group, also known as Digital First Media, is expected to close on June 30, employees have been told.

Comcast-owned Sky to splurge over $1 billion a year on making original movies, TV shows

Sky’s announcement comes as Netflix is spending billions of dollars on original entertainment shows and the Walt Disney Co. is launching streaming services with its original movies and content.

Pennsylvania 5G bill that failed twice springs back to life in Harrisburg

Legislation that could make it easier and cheaper for wireless carriers to put tens of thousands of small cell antennas on utility poles throughout Pennsylvania seems to be moving swiftly.

Trump tweets Comcast vitriol at MSNBC and NBC. And then calls Comcast-owned CNBC to push agenda.

During his presidency, Trump has criticized Comcast for its economic power and its news operations as fake news.

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Hollywood mogul’s racial discrimination case against Comcast

Allen, a former comedian who runs a Hollywood empire, has claimed in suits that Comcast and Charter Communications Inc. have discriminated against him by refusing to distribute his cable-TV channels to tens of millions of American cable homes.

Comcast leaves conservative ‘think tank’ behind voter ID, stand-your-ground laws

Comcast Corp. confirmed that it’s no longer a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council. Critics have called the controversial group a “corporate bill mill.”