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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.