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CABLEVISION DEFIES NLRB — SAYS IT’S ILLEGAL

May 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Cablevision has asked a federal appeals court in Washington DC to rule that the National Labor Relations Board has no authority to take action against it since it lacks a quorum. The cable company, which principally operates in the New York City area, claims that President Obama acted illegally when he appointed three members to […]

TRIBUNE’S WPIX REMAINS DARK IN NEW YORK

August 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Another week and another stand-off between a cable or satellite distributor and a content provider. In this case, it’s New York-based Cablevision versus Tribune Corp, which owns WPIX in New York and WPHL in Philadelphia, cities where Cablevision operates. Statements from each side echoed those released during previous clashes between other cable and content companies. […]

DILLER BEATS THE NETWORKS — FOR NOW

July 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Barry Diller won a major battle against the major broadcast networks on Wednesday when a federal judge declined to issue an injunction that would block his Aereo system from operating. “Now we can really begin telling television consumers they have an alternative,” the media veteran said in a statement. In its initial roll-out in New […]

MEDIA STOCKS PLUNGE

September 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Amid growing pessimism about the economic recovery, media stocks plunged wildly after the market opened today (Tuesday). CBS Corp., which depends on advertising more than any other major media company, was hit hard in early trading, as its shares dropped nearly 6 percent but closed down 1.76 percent. But Sony Corp. did not experience a […]

STOCKS FALL; MEDIA STOCKS FALL FARTHER

August 19, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

As the overall stock market experienced another plunge in its recent roller-coaster ride, some investors in media stocks hung on for dear life Thursday. The Dow Jones U.S. Broadcasting & Entertainment Total Stock Market Index fell 4 percent, but media companies that rely the most heavily on advertising revenue plunged far more deeply. For a […]

CBS RALLIES, STOCK UP 10 PERCENT

August 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS Corp., which was one of the companies hit hardest by the stock-market plunge on Friday and Monday, put on a show of strength in early trading today. Shares of the company rose more than 10 percent after Argus Research upgraded the rating on CBS stock to buy from hold. Media stocks in general rallied, […]

VIACOM SUES CABLEVISION OVER IPAD APP

June 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Viacom on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Cablevision, the cable company that primarily serves the New York City region, for its app that allows viewers to watch television programs on their iPads at home, effectively turning them into an additional TV screen. Although Viacom and Cablevision have been discussing Viacom’s complaints — that such use […]

COMCAST TO FOLLOW CABLEVISION IN OFFERING “CLOUD” RECORDING

June 16, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Following a ruling by a federal appeals court in New York that approved Cablevision’s plan to allow its subscribers to store and retrieve television shows on its remote servers, Comcast, the nation’s largest cable system, said on Wednesday that it plans to offer a similar “cloud”-based service. Comcast’s Chief Technology Officer Tony Werner told Bloomberg […]

CABLEVISION TO OFFER ALL ITS CONTENT ON IPAD APP

April 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Setting itself up for what will almost certainly be a legal battle with content providers, Cablevision has released a new app for Apple iPads that will allow users to watch all the content that they receive via cable on them. Content providers contend that such use is not covered under their agreements with cable companies. […]

NETFLIX REPLACES NEW YORK TIMES CO. ON S&P 500

December 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a sign of the times, Netflix will replace the New York Times Co. and Cablevision Systems Corp will replace King Pharmaceuticals Inc. on the Standard & Poor’s 500 index (S&P 500), following the close of trading on Friday, Dec. 17, The changes were among several announced by Standard and Poor’s on Friday. Shares in […]

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