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CABLE BLACKOUT MAY NAPSTERIZE TV

January 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While no progress was reported in the stalled talks between the MSG cable network and distributor Time Warner Cable — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is expected to meet with the two sides sometime this week — it is becoming clear that with a little Internet savvy, New Yorkers can access MSG’s telecasts of […]

NO NEW TALKS SCHEDULED IN MSG-TIME WARNER CABLE DISPUTE

January 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The dispute between the MSG cable network and the Time Warner Cable company is not following the script laid out by most other similar disputes. Ordinarily they are resolved a few days before the contract deadline or within a few hours after one side of the other pulls the plug. MSG carries the New York […]

MSG CABLE CHANNEL YANKED FROM TIME WARNER CABLE

January 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The MSG cable channel went dark on Time Warner Cable Sunday night as the two sides failed to reach a new license fee agreement. The result is that 2.3 million Time Warner Cable customers in parts of New York City and the upstate area are now unable to watch the New York Knicks’ basketball games, […]

ANALYST PUZZLED BY MSG’S ADS IN BATTLE WITH TIME WARNER

December 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As part of its ongoing battle with Time Warner Cable over carriage fees, the MSG cable sports network serving the New York area is distributing flyers and buying ads notifying TWC subscribers that they may not be able to watch New York Knicks basketball games beginning Jan. 1 and urging them to switch to rival […]

JUDGE GIVES DODGERS OK TO SELL TV RIGHTS

December 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A Delaware bankruptcy judge has given the Dodgers the green light to package their television rights along with the team itself in a quick sale — a decision that has angered Fox Sports, whose rights to air Dodgers’ games on its Prime Ticket channel ends after next season. Fox, which said it will appeal the […]

TIME WARNER CABLE OFFERS FREE SLINGBOXES IN NEW YORK

August 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Appearing to suggest that Time Warner Cable has seen the future and that it’s the Internet and not television, a company announcement said Wednesday that New York City subscribers to its $99-a-month Wideband 50 high-speed Internet package will receive a rebate for the entire cost of a $299 Slingbox. The Slingbox allows users to watch […]

FALLING PORN SALES HURTING CABLE, SATELLITE

August 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Noting that pornographic movies represent “one of TV providers’ most profitable segments,” the Wall Street Journal today (Tuesday) attributed the downturn in video-on-demand and pay-per-view revenue by such providers as DirecTV and Time Warner Cable to a significant drop in the number of viewers watching pornography on their TV sets — and a greater number […]

AL-JAZEERA FINDS A CABLE HOME IN NEW YORK

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Al-Jazeera English finally has a presence on cable in New York City. Beginning today (Monday) it was being carried via Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS in the nation’s largest market as the result of a kind of subleasing arrangement with RISE, previously a Spanish-language channel. Al-Jazeera reportedly has been in discussions with numerous other […]

WILL CORD-CUTTING HELP ISP’S?

July 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It may very well turn out that cord cutting — the decision by some cable-TV customers to drop their subscriptions and access the Internet for their favorite programs instead — may turn out to benefit cable companies rather than harm them, as has been feared. At least that’s an inference that can be drawn from […]

STUDIOS, ISP’S AGREE ON PIRACY CRACKDOWN

July 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and other media groups have disclosed that they have reached an agreement with the nation’s five largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to crack down on consumers whose accounts have been used to access pirated movies, TV shows and recordings. Under the […]

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