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Topic: Cablevision

Cablevision Will Offer Hulu Plus to Optimum Customers

First cable provider to distribute the subscription service

Cablevision has reached an agreement with Hulu to offer the company's streaming subscription service, Hulu Plus, to Optimum customers, making it the first cable or satellite provider to distribute the…

Canadian Regulators Back Off Plan to Impose a 'Netflix Tax'

Streaming service won't have to subsidize TV productions

Canada’s equivalent of the FCC has backed off trying to regulate Netflix by dropping a proposal that has become known as the "Netflix tax." The move could have significant implications for…

Netflix's Hastings Slams Comcast in Blog Calling for Stronger Net Neutrality

Calls out cable giant just 1 month after agreeing to pay for access

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took to his company's blog Thursday to call for Washington and the Federal Communications Commission to pass stronger net neutrality rules so that Netflix doesn't have…

Government Sides With Broadcasters in Aereo Case

Classifies the system as a public performance

The government is siding with broadcasters in their legal fight with Aereo. In an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court, the U.S. copyright office and the Department of Justice…

Bumpy Start for Oscars Live Streaming Initiative

Demand for ABC feed maxes out servers

ABC’s first pass at live-streaming the Academy Awards didn’t exactly go off without a hitch last night, as user demand knocked the service out of commission. The live video feed streaming…

Matt Seiler Is Out to Remake and Automate the Media Agency World

Mediabrands CEO has a penchant for reinvention

Facebook global sales chief Carolyn Everson knew to brace herself for some hair-raising skiing in the Utah mountains with Matt Seiler, a weekend guest of hers at this year’s Sundance…

Thursday Night Is a Game Changer for NFL Network

Pumped-up roster sends affiliate fees soaring

Adding five Thursday Night Football games to its lineup has paid handsome dividends for NFL Network, enabling the league’s in-house TV outlet to boost its carriage fees by as much…

Viacom Asks Federal Court to Toss $1 Billion Cablevision Suit

Similar case involving both parties was thrown out last year

Viacom is calling for a federal court to toss out Cablevision's $1 billion lawsuit alleging that the company's policy of bundling unpopular channels violates antitrust law, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The lawsuit…

Cablevision, Viacom War Could Cost a Bundle

Few visible clues to be unearthed in heavily-redacted complaint

Cablevision, which is suing Viacom for illegally bundling its networks, on Thursday released a heavily-redacted version of its complaint against the cable conglomerate, which includes the charge that Viacom threatened…

A la Carte Wars: Cablevision Sues Viacom for Bundling

MSO goes to the mattresses over widespread industry practice

In an apparent bid to set a legal precedent, Cablevision on Tuesday announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Viacom for “bundling,” the practice by which programmers force distributors…

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