Lobbying groups representing big and small cable operators offered conflicting views on the Television Consumer Freedom Act proposed by Sen. John McCain (R.- Ariz.).
CBS Corp. has had exploratory talks with cable operators involving the idea of moving flagship station WCBS-TV and other stations in the New York area to a cable-only distribution model, President Les Moonves told The New York Times .
After a significant legal setback last week in their efforts to shut down Web-based free broadcast TV service Aereo, some broadcasters may be ready to take a once unthinkable course of action. News Corp. has threatened to turn the Fox broadcast network into a pay cable TV network rather than see its signal continue to be tapped by Aereo.
Intel has reportedly made headway with some pretty big programming names--Viacom, Comcast-owned NBCU and Time Warner--as it prepares to launch a competitive over-the-top pay TV service later this year.
Walt Disney Company-owned broadcast network ABC is at work on a live streaming application enabling cable and satellite subscribers to view both national and local programming via smartphones and tablets, The New York Times reports.
Comcast spent $1.71 billion marketing Xfinity TV and other products last year, which was a 10 percent increase compared to 2011, Kantar Media said.
News Corp. will convert Speed Channel in August to a new national sports network called Fox Sports 1, the company said Tuesday.
While lower ratings at Fox saw it post decreased ad revenue in the quarter ending Dec. 31, parent News Corp. said the retransmission-consent fees Fox stations collect from pay TV distributors helped its television segment generate a $35 million increase in operating income.
Time Warner Cable will pay the Los Angeles Dodgers $7 billion for a 20-year rights deal to carry the team's baseball games on a new regional sports network, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.
News Corp. COO Chase Carey will speak at the opening general session of the 2013 NAB Show in April, the National Association of Broadcasters said on Monday.