Time Warner Cable will face the challenge of distributing new regional sports network SportsNet LA to DirecTV, Verizon, Dish Network and other pay TV providers under a deal it announced Monday with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Dish Network said Monday that it plans to close about 300 Blockbuster stores and cut 3,000 employees, which would leave the video rental chain with just 500 outlets nationwide.
Two weeks after Dish Network outbid Sprint with an offer to acquire Clearwire, the satellite TV provider asked the FCC to halt its review of Softbank's proposal to acquire a 70 percent stake in Sprint Nextel.
While Time Warner Cable is expected to post increased basic video subscriber losses from the fourth quarter, Comcast, Charter Communications and Cablevision will likely reduce video subscriber losses compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, Jefferies & Co. said Thursday.
The FCC doesn't have the authority to implement "plug and play" rules that have seen consumer electronics manufacturers build TVs containing slots for CableCARDs that can be used to decrypt cable programming without using a set-top, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.
The number of wired cable homes dropped by more than 2.7 million between the third quarter of 2011 and the third quarter of 2012, Nielsen said Monday.
CNET acknowledged Monday that it planned to award Dish Network its "Best of CES" award before it was ordered by parent CBS Corp. to drop Dish from the program because of a lawsuit the broadcaster is waging against Dish related to Hopper's ad-skipping capabilities.
Hughes Network Systems said Monday it shipped more than 487,000 broadband satellite terminals worldwide last year, indicating that it is seeing a demand in rural markets for its new Gen4 high-speed Internet service.
DirecTV gained 100,000 net subscriber additions in the fourth quarter, CEO Mike White said at a Citi conference last week.
Dish Network complained Thursday that its Hopper DVR was dropped from CNET's "Best of CES" awards program because of a legal battle with CBS Corp., which owns the tech media publisher.