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Yesterday, 06:27 AM
28
Jan 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464


Viacom Shares Fall After Analyst Warns Of Possible Run-In With Dish Network
 
(deadline.com) - The change is predicated on Bazinet’s belief that there’s at least a 50% chance Dish will drop Viacom channels including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, and VH1 when their carriage deal expires. (He says it could happen as early as this year; a Viacom spokesman says the current agreement does not expire in 2015 but declined to provide the exact end date.) The reason? Dish has dug in its heels in recent negotiations, allowing Turner Broadcasting networks (including CNN and Cartoon Network), CBS, and Fox News to go dark. Meanwhile small distributors including Cable One and Suddenlink appear to have done well financially after dropping Viacom. “Do you see a pattern?” the analyst asks, predicting that renewal talks between Viacom and Dish will become “a key event.”...
 

Yesterday, 06:26 AM
28
Jan 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: AT&T Eyes TVE Blitz With DirecTV
 
(lightreading.com) - AT&T Inc. Chairman & CEO Randall Stephenson highlighted those plans on the company's fourth-quarter earnings call with financial analysts late Tuesday afternoon. He explained how AT&T intends to use its wireless assets and DirecTV Group Inc. satellite TV assets and content rights to distribute video programming to every video-capable device a mobile customer might have by the end of this year, assuming the deal still passes federal regulatory muster as expected....
 

Jan 27 2015 06:22 AM
27
Jan 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464


DIRECTV Launches Severe Weather Mix Channel Dedicated to National Coverage of Nor’easter
 
The six-in-one channel will provide national storm coverage from: WeatherNation, The Weather Channel, CNN, Fox News, HLN and MSNBC – all on one screen. Each channel is selectable via remote for full screen viewing.
 
The Severe Weather Mix will air on three separate DIRECTV viewer channels: 205, 362-1 and 600.
 

Jan 25 2015 02:14 PM
25
Jan 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: Griffin Communications reaches agreement with Dish Network
 
Dish Network subscribers in Oklahoma City and Tulsa will once again be able to to watch local news channels that recently were blacked out.
 
Griffin Communications announced Saturday it reached an agreement with Dish Network to resume broadcasting KWTV-9 in Oklahoma City and KSBI-6 in Tulsa, as well as CBS programming.
 

Jan 23 2015 06:23 AM
23
Jan 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464


AT&T May Change Name of DirecTV
 
(streetinsider.com) - AT&T is said to consider changing the name of its DirecTV unit.
 
According to the WSJ, during an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is putting the DirecTV name under review. One name considered is simply AT&T....
 
 

Jan 23 2015 06:22 AM
23
Jan 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464


FTC: Dish Network made 57 million telemarketing violations, called Do Not Call list
 
(syracuse.com) - The Federal Trade Commission cited the Dish Network for more than 57 million telemarketing violations, including calling Americans on the Do-Not-Call list.
 
CBS reports the FTC found the satellite TV company liable in a partial summary judgment released Wednesday, though it didn't say what penalties may be issued. The penalty for violating the Telemarketing Sales Rule is up to $16,000 -- per instance....
 

Jan 21 2015 05:41 AM
21
Jan 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464


Here's the Ruling in Fox's Lawsuit Over Dish Network's Time and Place Shifting Technology
 
(hollywoodreporter.com) - The 63-page ruling largely favors Dish on the copyright front, Fox on the contract side....
 

Jan 21 2015 05:40 AM
21
Jan 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464


Netflix will have 'The Interview' streaming on Saturday
 
(engadget.com) - Netflix is going to have The Interview available for streaming to US and Canadian subscribers starting Saturday. 
 
Also, its first movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny is scheduled to debut everywhere on August 26th, hitting "select" IMAX screens at the same time it premieres on Netflix. That's part of an original content push that will bring 320 hours of original series, films, documentaries and stand-up comedy to the service this year -- triple the amount it had in 2014....
 

Jan 20 2015 09:08 AM
20
Jan 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464


Instant replay inventor Tony Verna dies at 81
 
(engadget.com) - TV instant replay helped drive football to the throne of US sports, and its inventor, CBS Sports Director Tony Verna, has died at 81. Verna was a brash 30-year-old when he first tried the tech in a 1963 Army/Navy football game, but was only able to use it on a single play -- the final scoring drive -- thanks to technical problems. Since the replay was at normal speed and TV viewers had never seen one before, many assumed the quarterback had scored again. That prompted announcer Lindsey Nelson to cry, "This is not live! Ladies and gentlemen, Army did not score again!"...
 

Jan 19 2015 07:53 AM
19
Jan 2015
Posted By: Athlon646464


DISH Network drops Griffin Communications programming in Oklahoma
 
(edmondsun.com) - DISH Network has dropped Oklahoma’s Own News 9 and News On 6, Tulsa CW and KSBI, as well as all CBS programming in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa DMAs for its subscribers. Griffin Communications, the locally owned parent company for News 9, News On 6, KSBI and Tulsa CW, has actively been negotiating with DISH but was unable to come to an agreement prior to the expiration of its contract at 6 p.m Jan. 15....
 



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