The nation's largest TV station owners have a good reason to support—or at least not oppose—a $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
TV broadcasters should quickly figure out new ways to use technology to deliver their content and message to multiple devices rather than succumb to pressure to give up spectrum to wireless carriers, speakers at the 2014 NAB Show said.
Dish Network and Hearst Television are in the final hours of a retransmission battle that could black out 29 local Hearst TV stations in as many markets.
A March 31 deadline is quickly approaching for the 890 members of the National Cable Television Cooperative to sign a new retransmission deal with Viacom or lose access to a bevy of channels such as MTV, BET and Comedy Central.
Yet another retransmission battle is brewing in America's heartland, this time between three TV channels controlled by KSN and its parent company LIN Media, and Cox Communications.
Internet-based TV service Aereo went dark in Denver and Salt Lake City Saturday, although the company's founder insisted in a letter to subscribers that the cable alternative was down but not out and that he looked forward to presenting his case to the Supreme Court April 22.
Aereo, which, to this point has had more lives than Rasputin, may have been fatally wounded when a federal court granted the wishes of broadcasters and filed a preliminary injunction against like-minded online TV provider FilmOn.
Verizon is enlisting CBS employees in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles to join the ranks of its FiOS service with "exclusive discounts and special promotions."
Time Warner Cable is embroiled in a retransmission battle with Journal Broadcast Group and CBS Corp.
When AT&T U-verse recently signed agreements with CBS--as detailed in FierceTelecom-- it said it would bring customers "more value with high quality and compelling content." It didn't say it was wittingly or unwittingly contributing a piece to a monetary retransmission fund pie that the Big Eye Network anticipates will reach $1 billion annually.