Most of us have been trained to think of the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve as the "holiday season." This is the politically correct way of describing secular and religious holidays and an ongoing crush of retailer-driven activities that used to commence on Black Friday but now seem to run in a cycle more endless than showings of A Christmas Story on cable.
Verizon FiOS could be the next multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) to lose the rights to AMC Networks' programming.
American Express said it has launched interactive advertising channels that will help promote its credit cards to Cablevision, Verizon FiOS TV, AT&T U-verse TV, DirecTV and Dish Network subscribers.
Three months after a rocket failure prompted it to delay its satellite launch, EchoStar said that it successfully launched a Ku-band satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday.
The lobbying group that represents small cable operators is teaming up with rivals Dish Network, DirecTV and major cable MSO Time Warner Cable to lobby the FCC on retransmission-consent reform.
LIN TV said it will pull its CBS, Fox, NBC, ABC, My NetworkTV and The CW affiliates from Charter Communications subscribers in Birmingham, Ala., Grand Rapids, Mich., Green Bay, Wis., and New England unless the cable MSO agrees to pay increased retransmission-consent fees by Nov. 29.
Dish Network filed a trademark application on Nov. 8 for the brand Hopper Transfers, which the satellite TV provider said could be used for delivering video and audio mobile phones, tablets, PCs and other devices.
Time Warner Cable said late Thursday that DirecTV agreed to launch Time Warner Cable SportsNet, leaving Dish Network the last major holdout for the regional sports network that carries Los Angeles Lakers games.
Dish Network and Google are holding exploratory talks involving teaming up on a wireless broadband service, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Dish Network has developed a $30 "Digital Off Air Module" for its Hopper multiroom DVR that allows subscribers to receive broadcast signals via over-the-air antennas.