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Ad of the Day: Comcast 'Don't be a Dish Head,' the cable company warns in a pair of wacky new Xfinity spots from Goodby

The advertising coming from pay-TV providers is increasingly populated by characters as wonderfully wacky as anything in their programming. Satellite company DirecTV featured Gregor the gold-plated Russian billionaire, with his…

November 16, 2011, 1:44 PM EST

DirecTV Gets Retrans Blowback Will the satellite service cave?

It may have seemed like a good PR move, but DirecTV’s decision to set up a website to take its case in its carriage dispute with Fox Networks directly to…

October 31, 2011, 6:03 AM EDT

Inside News Corp.'s Jockeying for Britain's BSkyB The takeover is nearing completion

After more than a year, News Corp.’s takeover bid for British satellite broadcaster BSkyB is nearing completion. Britain’s culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, gave his approval for the takeover last Thursday,…

July 5, 2011, 6:40 AM EDT

Dish Network Founder Steps Down as President, CEO Gives up day-to-day role, remains chairman

Dish Network's Charlie Ergen has decided to step down as president and CEO of the company he founded. Effective June 20, Joseph Clayton, the former head of Sirius Satellite Radio,…

May 16, 2011, 9:14 AM EDT

Sirius XM Challenges FCC, Looks to Raise Rates

One month after Sirius XM signed Howard Stern to a new, and likely lucrative contract, the subscription satellite radio service is looking to raise its rates. But first, it needs…

January 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

Sirius XM Looking to Raise Rates

One month after Sirius XM signed Howard Stern to a new, and likely lucrative contract, the subscription satellite radio service is looking to raise its rates. But first, it needs…

January 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

Howard Stern Reups With Sirius XM

Howard Stern, a master at negotiating in the press, told his satellite radio audience Thursday (Dec. 9) morning that he had signed a new five-year contract with Sirius XM Radio.…

December 9, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

Howard Stern Re-ups With Sirius XM for 5 Years

Howard Stern, a master at negotiating in the press, told his satellite radio audience Thursday (Dec. 9) morning that he had signed a new five-year contract with Sirius XM Radio.…

December 9, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

Sirius' Karmazin: Talks With Howard Stern Ongoing

Satellite radio company Sirius XM continues discussions with Howard Stern about a potential extension of his contract, which expires at the end of the year, CEO Mel Karmazin said Thursday."We…

November 4, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT

Sirius XM Nears 20 Mil. Subscriber Mark

Sirius XM Radio is closing in on the 20 million-subscriber mark, ending its third quarter with a record-high 19.8 million subscribers. The service released the subscriber figures Wednesday (Oct. 13)…

October 13, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT

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