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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 […]

CABLE NETS PREPARE TO BATTLE NETFLIX

January 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Cable networks are beginning to recognize publicly the potential threat of video websites that are offering the same content that they have paid high prices for. Speaking at a media conference in Scottsdale, AZ on Wednesday, Turner Broadcasting System chairman and CEO Phil Kent objected to deals between studios and Netflix that provide programs to […]

WEINSTEINS, REGAINING STRENGTH, TAKE CONTROL OF STARZ

January 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Bob and Harvey Weinstein are returning to the home-video business, this time as 25-percent owners of John Malone’s Starz Media, a unit of Malone’s Liberty Media conglomerate. Starz Media operates the video distribution company Anchor Bay Entertainment, which acquires rights to release new Weinstein Co. films on DVD and other digital media. The deal is […]

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 […]

HBO THROWS MONKEY WRENCH INTO NETFLIX’S ONLINE STRATEGY

August 18, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Netflix’s hope of being able to offer relatively recent movies to its subscribers via online streaming rather than the U.S. Mail, has hit a snag, and its name is HBO. Last week Netflix completed a $900-million deal with the Epix cable channel for online rights to Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM films. It had previously signed […]