Disney and Cablevision have signed a new multi-year carriage deal with no visible drama at all (hear that, Dish Network, DirecTV, Viacom and AMC?).
Cablevision is bringing in former Brooklyn Brothers principal Matt Lake to the role of svp of branding and creative. Lake will oversee development and creative execution of the MSO's various branding strategies, with an initial focus on Cablevision's Optimum products and services.
Thanks to the intervention of some New York political heavyweights, the seven-week staring contest between MSG Network and Time Warner Cable came to an end on Friday afternoon (Feb. 17).
The sudden resignation this week of Cablevision chief operating officer Tom Rutledge has taken a big bite out of the cable operator’s wallet. Shares of Cablevision on Friday morning plummeted 16 percent as investors pondered a future without Rutledge, a seasoned veteran who many observers believe is the most savvy executive in the cable business.