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Barry Diller really is done with Aereo, takes write-down on company

Aereo has pledged to fight on after its landmark Supreme Court defeat in late June, seeking to reclassify itself as a pay-TV operator and obtain a statutory license to retransmit broadcast TV signals. As for the company's primary investor, Barry Diller, it looks like he's done.

Windstream REIT plan kicks up stock price...and possibly a cable industry trend

Windstream Communications sent its stock soaring when it revealed that it's spinning off its copper and fiber network assets into a tax-shielded real estate investment trust, then leasing them back.

Cablevision expands board, adds industry vet Steve Simmons

Cablevision has named longtime cable industry executive Steve Simmons to its board of directors, expanding the panel to 18 members.

Investor's rejection imperils 'Sky Europe' pay-TV giant

Crispin Odey, who manages the hedge fund that's the second biggest investor in Sky Deutschland, and who is also the former son-in-law of Fox chief Rupert Murdoch, has rejected a deal that would create the biggest pay-TV operator in Europe.

Time Warner looks to get bigger HBO revenue cut from pay-TV operators

Under pressure to from investors to wring more revenue out of its crown jewel, Time Warner Inc. will use its upcoming affiliate licensing renewals for HBO to get a bigger cut of the premium channel's revenue from pay-TV operators.

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