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MLB Advanced Media to collect 4% of media rights deals for baseball streaming on Fox RSNs

Major League Baseball Advanced Media will indeed handle the technical execution of authenticated live-streaming of MLB games on 21st Century Fox-owned regional sports networks, starting next year.

Fox, Discovery, Time Warner and others could be pulling away from Netflix

In recent statements, executives from 21st Century Fox, Time Warner and Discovery Communications appear to be working to put some distance between their companies and Netflix. As Re/code pointed out, investors now will likely be watching carefully during this third-quarter reporting period to determine whether major pay-TV programmers will further that trend.

AutoHop court battle between Dish and Fox gains new life amid retrans impasse

A 10-month stay has been lifted in 21st Century Fox's court battle with Dish Network over the AutoHop DVR feature, after the two sides failed to come to terms on a new retransmission licensing deal for the Fox Broadcasting Network.

Samsung and Fox roll out the first 4K Blu-ray player and discs

The emerging Ultra HD/4K video format received a boost with the introduction of the first Ultra HD Blu-ray and associated packaged media titles.

Big Four broadcasters still more essential than ESPN in pay-TV bundle, survey finds

The Big Four broadcast networks are still more essential to American TV consumers than cable networks like ESPN and Discovery Channel.

Cincinnati Bell sees short-term upside to Charter-TWC merger

Cincinnati Bell CFO Leigh Fox says the company isn't concerned about one of its main competitors, Time Warner Cable, merging with Charter Communications.

Cable drives Fox to 10% revenue growth in Q2, but soft ad market cuts into forecasts

Despite a bullish fiscal second quarter, during which revenues spiked 10 percent to $7.42 billion, 21 st Century Fox issued a bearish forecast to investors.

Report: Fox and Disney jointly own more than $100 billion in long-term sports commitments

Due to massive TV rights deals signed with the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball, media conglomerates Fox and Disney are each looking at long-term sports licensing commitments approaching or exceeding $50 billion.

Retrans battle leaves 400K FiOS subs in Boston and Rhode Island without Fox

Cox Media Group pulled Fox affiliate WFXT-TV off Verizon FiOS on Thanksgiving amid an impasse on retrans renewal negotiations, leaving 400,000 of the pay-TV operator's customers in Boston and Rhode Island without NFL Football and other Fox programming.

Dish 'Primetime Anytime' doesn't infringe on broadcasters, judge tentatively rules

A federal judge has issued a key tentative decision in favor of Dish Network in its court battle with Fox, ruling that the pay-TV operator's "Primetime Anytime" DVR feature does not infringe on the programmer's copyright.