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Supreme Court Effectively Puts Aereo Out of Business

The official word on Aereo came down from the Supreme Court today, and the word is "no." 

Dems Find Fault With Draft to Reauthorize Satellite Bill

A proposed bill to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act, or Stela for short, may please broadcasters, cable and satellite companies, but politics on the communications and technology subcommittee could derail the current draft.

Broadcasters Quash Proposal to Change Basic Tier Rule [Updated]

Update: Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the communications and technology subcommittee, on Thursday released a discussion draft to reauthorize the law that allows satellite providers to carry distant TV signals in markets where subscribers can't pick up the TV station over the air.

Broadcasters Howl Over Proposed Changes to Carriage Rules

Broadcasters are girding for a knock-down drag-out fight over a parade of horribles that might be added to the reauthorization of a little-known cable law commonly known as "Stela." The add-ons currently being negotiated between House GOP members on the commerce committee could change the rules of retransmission consent negotiations and result in broadcasters being knocked off basi

Moonves: Big Bang Theory Will Move to Accommodate NFL Games

In a bid to accommodate the hulking bruiser that is the National Football League, Leonard, Sheldon, Penny and the rest of The Big Bang Theory crew next fall will be moving out of the Nerdvana of Thursday night for a slot earlier in the week.

New Group Formed to Defend Retransmission Consent

Fights between broadcasters and pay TV over carriage deals always makes for good copy, and a new coalition in Washington is about to make sure there's a lot more for the press to chew on. TVFreedom.org launched today to defend broadcasters and "tell the truth" about the U.S. video marketplace.

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear ABC Vs. Aereo

Aereo will get its day in court. The Supreme Court of the U.S. Friday afternoon issued an order granting review of ABC Inc. v. Aereo. At stake is the future of streaming video on the Internet and the established broadcast business model.

Media General Lashes Back at Dish in FCC Filing

The retransmission fight between Media General and Dish is now being waged at the Federal Communications Commission.

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 Buys DukeNet for $600 Million

It's been true for a while now that new cable subscribers are fairly thin on the ground—Time Warner Cable has picked an innovative way to make up the shortfall today by purchasing in a $600 million cash deal the North Carolina fiber optic cable network DukeNet. Based in North Carolina, the network also serves South Carolina and five other states in the Southeast.