| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:35 AM
If Time Warner Cable is sold, its new owner is also likely to inherit some pretty expensive sports deals.
Besides owning cable systems that have more than 11 million subscribers, Time Warner Cable owns two regional sports networks in Los Angeles and...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Just a few weeks ago Time Warner Cable was considered a laggard of the pay-TV industry.
Now, the nation's second-largest cable provider is one of the hottest properties around. Not only is Charter Communications (with help from equity owner Liberty...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Univision News anchor Jorge Ramos knows firsthand the challenges facing media companies as they struggle to respond to younger viewers' dramatically different media consumption habits.
Ramos’ U.S.-born teenage son Nicolas doesn’t regularly...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Finding a closer to replace Mariano Rivera isn't the only headache the Yankees face this off-season. The team's YES Network, which carries most of its games, will soon need a new distribution deal with Time Warner Cable, the biggest pay-TV operator in the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Former long-haul trucker Forrest Lucas got so disgusted when semis would break down in the desert heat that he designed a better truck oil in the 1980s and founded Lucas Oil Products.
Years later, when he needed a better way to transport his...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:28 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing if NBC's ratings are alive with the sound of music.
The Skinny: Survived three holiday parties this week. Now I just want to hide all weekend. Friday's roundup includes the box office preview and a hilarious story about...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Time Warner Cable's incoming chief executive wants to improve the pay-TV distributor's relationship with its subscribers.
Speaking Monday at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, Rob Marcus, who succeeds Glenn Britt as chief...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:13 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing if 'Bonnie & Clyde' ratings held up.
The Skinny: I was watching "Sideways" on HBO last night and remembering that when it first came out I thought it was a compelling story about two friends at the crossroads of their...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before asking for Fridays off in the summer.
The Skinny: Wouldn't it be great if we got Fridays off in July and August? Let's get a bill passed! In the meantime, Friday's headlines include the weekend box-office preview and reviews...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Cable pioneer John Malone, chairman of Liberty Media, hasn't been shy about advocating for more consolidation in the pay-TV space.
Last week, at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Malone suggested that satellite broadcasters DirecTV and Dish...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before sending a check to Detroit.
The Skinny: Although I consider D.C. home, I was actually born and spent my early youth drinking pop (what you folks call soda) in Detroit and am saddened by Motor City's filing for bankruptcy. At...