Culminating one of 2014's most anticipated rounds of pay-TV deal making, DirecTV has finally announced the finalization of a broad-reaching licensing agreement with the Walt Disney Company.
Netflix blazed a trail in online video this year with its aggressive original programming strategy. It's a strategy others will probably adopt. But I wonder how free Hulu will be to bid on new shows.
Here's something to think about the next time the Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) starts negotiations for retransmission fees for its cable channels. A study conducted by Needham and Company analyst
Even as cable operators pounded away at Netflix' (Nasdaq: NFLX) streaming video service, the over-the-top programming source counterpunched with a $150 million-plus deal with Walt Disney Co.'s (NYSE:
There is a tinge of irony involved with the announcement that Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC-WI) will begin carrying ESPN channels live on the Web starting Oct. 25 as part of its newly agreed upon
There may be no apparent silver lining in all the storm clouds surrounding retransmission these days but there appears to be at least a fiber optic lining. Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and the
Video and broadband providers kept leading media companies in the black and growing ever-so-slowly in 2009 despite a lousy economy, according to an in-depth look at the 100 leading media companies in
Rising programming costs and "free" content on the Internet have caused Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) CEO James Dolan to utter three usually unspeakable words--a la carte--and suggest that they
Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC-WI) subscribers will receive access to ESPN service with more layers than a wedding cake as a result of the recent agreement between the nation's second largest MSO and
ABC's Lincoln, Neb. affiliate KLKN-TV apparently didn't get the memo--or more likely don't care--that ABC programming is supposed to remain available as Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC-WI) and ABC's