| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:43 AM
Fusion, the proposed cable channel designed to target the increasingly influential population of English-speaking Latinos, is scheduled to launch Oct. 28 with a blend of news and satire shows.
The initiative is a joint venture between ABC News and...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:32 AM
The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York is tired of talking about Aereo, the start-up service that transmits broadcast TV signals to subscribers via the Internet that the broadcast industry is trying to shut down.
In April, a panel of judges...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:13 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out how early to sneak out today.
The Skinny: Isn't it so nice when Wednesday feels like Friday? Most of this town already seems to have headed out the door. Wednesday's headlines include the July 4 box office preview,...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:19 AM
After the coffee. Before considering a new air conditioner.
The Skinny: After writing the words News Corp. for my entire career, I now have to start writing 21st Century Fox when describing the company that houses Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Shares of U.S. cable companies rose at the end of the week on continued talk that media mogul John Malone is pushing to orchestrate a deal between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable. Time Warner Cable's stock advanced 3.9% to $112.48 at the...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:16 PM
The cable company Cablevision says it's just looking out for consumers in its lawsuit against Viacom, owner of MTV and Nickelodeon, over bundled programming packages that drive monthly bills higher.
And the company is correct — to a point.
| Jun 10, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Cable companies are expanding Internet access through public wireless access points to provide Wi-Fi in more places, including beaches and shopping districts.
Time Warner Cable's Wi-Fi network in Los Angeles and surrounding areas has increased to 12,...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Viacom Inc. Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman mocked Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for being the sole sponsor of a new bill to overhaul the way pay-TV distributors and programmers package and sell programming.
At Nomura’s Global Media & Telecom...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:30 AM
The maverick wants to cook the TV industry's golden goose.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is preparing to introduce legislation perhaps as early as Thursday that would dramatically overhaul the television business and will probably be met with strong...
| May 9, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Calling the business practices of the television industry an "injustice being inflicted on the American people," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) introduced legislation Thursday he said will give consumers more choice and control over their pay-TV services....
| May 3, 2013
| 6:36 AM
Sprout is spreading its roots.
The kids network aimed at children ages 2 to 5 has landed a distribution deal with Cablevision Systems Corp., a large pay-TV operator in the New York City area.
Getting access to Cablevision subscribers is key for Sprout...