Los Angeles Times

Joe Flint

Writer

Joe Flint no longer works for the L.A. Times. A veteran entertainment industry journalist, he has covered all angles of the business from Washington, D.C., to Hollywood. Flint joined the Los Angeles Times in April 2009 and previously spent seven years covering media for the Wall Street Journal. He also was a senior editor at Entertainment Weekly and television editor of Daily Variety.

Recent Articles

  • DirecTV and AT&T look to take over Houston sports channel

    DirecTV and AT&T look to take over Houston sports channel

    AT&T's $49-billion deal to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV has a long way to go before closing, but the two companies are already partnering on a Houston sports channel. DirecTV and AT&T have submitted a plan to a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Houston to take control of Comcast SportsNet Houston,...

  • Pac-12 Network still on sidelines with DirecTV

    Pac-12 Network still on sidelines with DirecTV

    DirecTV's new deal to carry ESPN's SEC Network, a college sports channel devoted to the Southeastern Conference, isn't sitting well with Larry Scott, the commissioner of the Pac-12 Conference, whose own channels are still not carried by the satellite broadcaster. Launched in 2012, Pac-12 Networks...

  • Murdoch is 'resolute' in dropping Time Warner bid

    Murdoch is 'resolute' in dropping Time Warner bid

    Even after 21st Century Fox withdrew its $80-billion bid for Time Warner, Wall Street wondered whether Rupert Murdoch was just playing possum, only to spring back to make another run at his rival. Murdoch, and his chief deputy, on Wednesday tried to bury such concerns. "We walked away — this is...

  • Time Warner CEO says 'strategy is working' after strong quarter

    Time Warner CEO says 'strategy is working' after strong quarter

    Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes said the entertainment giant is not lacking anything and that bigger is not always better. Speaking to Wall Street analysts a day after Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox withdrew its unsolicited and unwelcome $80 billion offer for Time Warner, Bewkes touted...

  • Gannett to split TV and newspaper units into separate companies

    Gannett to split TV and newspaper units into separate companies

    Gannett Co. is spinning off its publishing assets into a separate publicly traded company. The McLean, Va.-based broadcaster and publisher whose holdings include more than 40 television stations, USA Today and 81 local newspapers, is the latest media company to separate its newspaper and television...

  • Time Warner Cable feeling ill effects of Dodgers channel dispute

    Time Warner Cable feeling ill effects of Dodgers channel dispute

    The SportsNet LA debacle is starting to affect Time Warner Cable's bottom line. Time Warner Cable lowered its revenue projections for 2014 on Thursday because of its inability to distribute SportsNet LA, the new TV home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers-owned channel is managed by Time Warner...

  • 'Guardians' to rule the galaxy. Time Warner Cable has Dodger blues.

    'Guardians' to rule the galaxy. Time Warner Cable has Dodger blues.

    After the coffee. Before cleaning out my desk.  The Skinny: This is my last Morning Fix. It's been my pleasure to bring you the headlines with a mix of humor thrown in for the last five years. I want to thank all my loyal readers and the fine copy desk at the Los Angeles Times for all their hard...

  • DirecTV CEO says he's open to mediation to resolve Dodgers TV dispute

    DirecTV CEO says he's open to mediation to resolve Dodgers TV dispute

    Satellite broadcaster DirecTV said it would be open to some sort of mediation to resolve its dispute with Time Warner Cable over carriage of SportsNet LA, the new local TV home for the Dodgers. Speaking to analysts and investors during its second-quarter earnings conference call, DirecTV Chief...

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