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.
Frontier Communications is kicking up an aggressive subscriber acquisition campaign in which it is offering new subscribers Apple gift cards of up to $500 in value for switching to one of its double- or triple-play packages of subscription video, broadband Internet and voice service.
While a U.S. District Court judge Monday rejected Fox Broadcasting's request for an injunction that would force Dish Network to disable its AutoHop ad-skipping feature, the company vowed it would appeal the decision.
AMC Networks reported $37 million (51 cents per share) in net income for the third quarter, down from the $40 million (56 cents per share) that it reported for the same period last year.
The death knell is again sounding for the pay TV business, as multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) across the board reported subscriber growth slowdowns in the third quarter of 2012 at the same time there was a housing resurgence which should have signaled a pick-up in subscriber growth.
Dish Network blamed the $158 million net loss it reported for the third quarter Tuesday on the deal it signed with Cablevision and AMC Networks last month, noting that the settlement of the Voom breach-of-contract suit reduced its net income by $453 million.