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Viacom, Turner, Discovery, Fox test live TV through LTE in the Netherlands

U.S. programmers and wireless carriers will likely be paying close attention to a pilot test that KPN plans to kick off on March 20 in the Netherlands, where it will use its LTE network to deliver a package of 16 live TV network to subscribers using tablets and smartphones.

Disney, Dish reportedly close to settling Hopper lawsuit

Walt Disney Co. is close to signing a broad carriage deal with Dish Network that would include terms that would see it drop a lawsuit it filed against Dish in 2011 aimed at forcing it to disable the ad-skipping technology in Dish's Hopper DVR, Bloomberg reports.

Yankees deal will give Fox 80% stake in YES, leverage with pay-TV distributors

20 th Century Fox will own an 80 percent stake in YES Network by the end of the first quarter, under an agreement with the New York Yankees that it announced late Friday.

ESPN, NBC, Fox, CBS bid for rights to NFL Thursday-night

Eight Thursday-night games distributed by NFL Network may be simulcast on ESPN, Fox, CBS or NBC as soon as next season, Reuters reported Friday.

Ad growth, carriage fee increases net gains for major content providers

Disney, Time Warner, Viacom, Fox, NBC Universal and CBS have all seen gains from ad growth and carriage fee negotiations, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Report: Fox will restrict NFL playoffs streaming video to authenticated pay TV subs

Fox Sports will only allow authenticated pay TV subscribers to watch streaming video from its coverage of the NFL playoffs, including Comcast, Cablevision and AT&T U-verse TV customers, Variety reported Friday.

Time Warner Cable adds Big Four stations to TWC TV app in Los Angeles and San Diego

Time Warner Cable subscribers in Los Angeles and San Diego, Calif., can now watch live programming from local ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC affiliates through its TWC TV app, the MSO said Friday.

Kagan: Retrans fees to hit $7.6B by 2019

Pay TV distributors will have to shell out $7.6 billion to local broadcasters to package their stations in basic cable programming packages, SNL Kagan said in a report released Friday.

'Simpsons' deal could boost FXX license fees

Fox Cable Networks struck a deal "valued at upwards of $750 million" for the cable rights to hit Fox series "The Simpsons,"  Variety  reported Friday.

Bornstein: NFL could sell games on another network or the Internet

While the National Football League has received criticism for moving eight regular season games to NFL Network, the league would still consider new distribution outlets, including other cable networks or the Internet, CEO Steve Bornstein told the  Los Angeles Times.