Carriage Deals

DirecTV May Drop The Weather Channel

DirecTV may be angling to drop The Weather Channel from its lineup, prompting The Weather Channel to launch a PR campaign to try and stop it. The carriage deal between the two parties expires Jan. 14. At risk for The Weather Channel is distribution to DirecTV's 20 million subscribers.

Time Warner Cable, Viacom Ink New Carriage Deal

Five years ago, a nasty carriage feud between Time Warner Cable and Viacom brought Dora the Explorer to tears.

CBS Blackout Took a Bite Out of Time Warner Cable Earnings

While there was little doubt that CBS on Sept. 2 walked away the victor in its month-long feud with Time Warner Cable, it wasn’t until this morning that the cost to the operator could be tallied. Quite a heap of cash, as it turns out.

Time Warner Cable Pulls the Plug on CBS

CBS has gone dark in New York. In the latest development in the ongoing carriage dispute between CBS and the Time Warner Cable, the local affiliate went off the air this afternoon at approximately 5:04 p.m. EDT.

Al Jazeera America Finds a Leader in ABC News Vet

With a little less than a month to go before its launch, Al Jazeera America has selected ABC News veteran Kate O’Brian to serve as its president.

CBS, Time Warner Cable Carriage Beef Escalates

After weeks of quietly working to hash out a new carriage deal, CBS and Time Warner Cable are no closer to reaching an agreement than they were on the day the original pact expired. And as has been the case with so many other affiliate dust-ups, both sides are taking their respective beefs to the public.

We Can Work It Out: DISH Network Not Spoiling to Fight Disney

While the expiration of their carriage deal with ABC and ESPN is looming on the horizon, DISH Network executives said they aren’t spoiling for a fight with Walt Disney Co.

Touchdown: Time Warner Cable Cuts Deal to Carry NFL Network

After an eight-year stalemate that kept the National Football League’s in-house television network grounded in key markets like New York and Los Angeles, Time Warner Cable on Friday agreed to carry NFL Network.

NFL Network Scores Carriage Deal With Cablevision

After years of being all but shut out of the nation’s top market, NFL Network has established a beach head in the greater New York DMA, inking a multi-year agreement with Cablevision.

Hook ’em Horns: Longhorn Network Rustles Up First Carriage Deal

With mere hours to go before it goes live, ESPN’s Longhorn Network at long last is beginning to make some headway with distributors, cutting a deal with Verizon’s FiOS TV. Trouble is, the biggest players in the Lone Star State have yet to make a commitment to the startup.