Thursday, March 21, 2019

CABLE OPERATORS MAY PUT A LID ON SOARING SPORTS COSTS

November 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While cable and satellite operators have long complained about the cost of so-called retransmission consent fees — the fees demanded by broadcast stations to allow their signals to be carried by the operators — those fees actually pale in comparison with what the operators must pay to carry sports programming. And there are hints that […]

DILLER: AEREO COMING TO ALL MAJOR CITIES BY NEXT YEAR

July 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Given at least a temporary go-ahead by a federal judge on Wednesday, Barry Diller says he is planning to expand his Aereo streaming service to most of the largest U.S. cities by the end of next year. In an interview with Bloomberg Television conducted at the Allen & Co. annual gathering (commonly referred to as […]

LIBERTY MEDIA WINS $950 MILLION IN LAWSUIT AGAINST VIVENDI

June 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

John Malone’s Liberty Media company has prevailed in a lawsuit against the French media company Vivendi and has been awarded nearly $1 billion by a U.S. federal court. Liberty had claimed that Vivendi kept it in the dark about its financial condition when it sold USA Networks and other assets to Vivendi for stock in […]

NETFLIX SUFFERS MAJOR BLOW AS STARZ PULLS OUT

September 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Apparently finding Netflix’s success to be a threat to its own pay-TV cable operation, Starz Entertainment said Thursday that it will yank its movies from Netflix when its current contract expires in February. Starz is one of the few sources — and the major one — of recent movies for Netflix’s streaming service. Three years […]

DILLER AND MALONE DIVORCE

December 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Barry Diller, one of the first major entertainment moguls to recognize the potential of the Internet, and John Malone, head of the sprawling Liberty Media, have come to a parting of the ways — sort of. Malone, who invested heavily in Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp but who has been feuding with him since Diller broke up the […]