After a note by a rival media-investment analyst last week sent Viacom shares spiraling on fears of a pending blackout on Dish Network, Craig Moffett responded with his own memo, dismissing the speculation.
Viacom has re-upped CEO Philippe Dauman through 2018, giving a mogul who was already one of the highest paid media executives yet another raise.
Dish Network announced that it has come to renewal terms with 21st Century Fox, ending a blackout of Fox News and Fox Business News that had been in place on the satellite carrier since Dec. 20.
The FCC has asked Dish Network about how it reached its programming deals for its $20-a-month OTT service, Sling TV.
Dish Network's splashy debut of its over-the-top programming service, Sling Television, won the Consumer Electronics Show's equivalent of top Oscars Sunday, winning several major "Best of CES" awards.
Fox News' total audience performance has declined by 21.4 percent since its parent company removed it from 14 million Dish Network homes on Dec. 20, according to Nielsen ratings data pulled exclusively for FierceCable by the research department of a leading media agency.
Seeking to ease the frazzled nerves of a pay-TV industry that pays it about $7 billion in annual carriage fees, ESPN executives are downplaying the effects of having cable's top channel on Dish Network's new OTT service, Sling TV.
Using an unclear method of data science, 21 st Century Fox says that Dish Network has lost 90,000 customers since it removed Fox News from the satellite operator's program guide.
Frontier Communications has put another element of its video service business management team in place by naming Stephan LeVan as its new senior VP of video content and delivery.
Monday's Dish Network press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show was as jarring as a ride across the outback in a pouch. It started off with CEO Joseph Clayton being escorted onto the Mandalay Bay stage by a small marching band of kangaroo-costumed players, a reference to the Hopper DVR the executive would soon laud.