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Topic: Carriage Deals

DirecTV May Drop The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel plays the public safety card in PR campaign

DirecTV may be angling to drop The Weather Channel from its lineup, prompting The Weather Channel to launch a PR campaign to try and stop it. The carriage deal between the…

Time Warner Cable, Viacom Ink New Carriage Deal

Multiyear pact includes provision for streaming app

Five years ago, a nasty carriage feud between Time Warner Cable and Viacom brought Dora the Explorer to tears. This time around, the two sides hashed out a new affiliate…

CBS Blackout Took a Bite Out of Time Warner Cable Earnings

Operator loses 306,000 subs, $122 million

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…

Time Warner Cable Pulls the Plug on CBS

Network’s signal goes dark in New York; Los Angeles and Dallas to follow

CBS has gone dark in New York. In the latest development in the ongoing carriage dispute between CBS and the Time Warner Cable, the local affiliate went off the air this…

Al Jazeera America Finds a Leader in ABC News Vet

Kate O’Brian joins well-funded startup channel

With a little less than a month to go before its launch, Al Jazeera America has selected ABC News veteran Kate O’Brian to serve as its president. In her new role,…

CBS, Time Warner Cable Carriage Beef Escalates

Network could go dark in NYC, LA

After weeks of quietly working to hash out a new carriage deal, CBS and Time Warner Cable are no closer to reaching an agreement than they were on the day…

We Can Work It Out: DISH Network Not Spoiling to Fight Disney

As lawsuits pile up, carriage deal with ABC, ESPN set to expire

While the expiration of their carriage deal with ABC and ESPN is looming on the horizon, DISH Network executives said they aren’t spoiling for a fight with Walt Disney Co. Speaking…

Touchdown: Time Warner Cable Cuts Deal to Carry NFL Network

Distribution agreement brings league channel to New York, Los Angeles

After an eight-year stalemate that kept the National Football League’s in-house television network grounded in key markets like New York and Los Angeles, Time Warner Cable on Friday agreed to…

NFL Network Scores Carriage Deal With Cablevision

Agreement leaves Time Warner Cable as the last major MSO holdout

After years of being all but shut out of the nation’s top market, NFL Network has established a beach head in the greater New York DMA, inking a multi-year agreement…

Hook 'em Horns: Longhorn Network Rustles Up First Carriage Deal

Startup eyes Time Warner Cable, Comcast

With mere hours to go before it goes live, ESPN’s Longhorn Network at long last is beginning to make some headway with distributors, cutting a deal with Verizon’s FiOS TV.…

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