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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…

March 20, 2014, 8:49 PM EDT

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…

March 4, 2014, 10:19 AM EST

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…

March 3, 2014, 12:21 PM EST

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…

January 19, 2014, 9:32 PM EST

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…

August 29, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

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…

May 9, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

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…

March 8, 2013, 7:23 PM EST

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…

February 26, 2013, 3:43 PM EST

Will ABC and Univision’s Cable News Channel Sell? Alphabet net to manage Fusion ad inventory in the near term

If you’re looking to buy time on Fusion, ABC and Univision’s new joint venture English-language news and lifestyle channel, you’ll need to look up ABC’s president of sales and marketing,…

February 12, 2013, 3:25 PM EST

Witching-Hour Deal for Cablevision and Viacom Agreement caps a good day for cable carriage pacts

Cablevision and Viacom have finally reached a deal, and not a moment too soon. With about an hour to go before Times Square was set to usher in the New Year…

December 31, 2012, 11:39 PM EST

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