Thursday, October 22, 2020

NO END IN SIGHT FOR VIACOM-DIRECTV STAND-OFF

July 19, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Analysts are expressing surprise that the carriage dispute between Viacom and DirecTV has now gone into a second week with no sign of a settlement. “We never thought a cable network with the scale of Viacom would be off the air for even a week,” Evercore Partners analyst Bryan Kraft said in a note to […]

AMAZON ENTERS RING AGAINST APPLE

September 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Amazon today (Wednesday) unveiled its new electronic tablet, the Kindle Fire, which analysts said may give Apple’s iPad its biggest challenge to date. The device, which can stream thousands of movies and TV shows from Amazon’s extensive catalog via a wi-fi connection, is priced at just $199 — far lower than the cheapest iPad, which […]

NEWS CORP REDUCES PRESENCE IN CHINA

August 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After years of playing nice with the Chinese government, enduring censorship and putting up with lax enforcement of piracy laws, News Corp is beating a not-so-hasty retreat from the Chinese mainland. The Rupert Murdoch-led organization said today (Tuesday) that it is selling its controlling stake in three Chinese TV stations to China Media Capital, a […]