Topic: Rich Greenfield

Reed Hastings Takes a Loud Shot at HBO

'His password is netflixbitch'

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took a jab on tonight's earnings call at the network his company sees as its chief competitor: Time Warner pay-cabler HBO. Richard Plepler, co-president of the…

AMC Networks Buys Chellomedia for $1.04 Billion

Purchase gives programmer a foothold in Europe, South America

AMC Networks has acquired Liberty Media’s Chellomedia, which operates channels distributed to some 390 million households in 138 countries, for $1.04 billion. In a statement released Monday, AMC Nets said the…

CBS Is Facing Potential Blackouts in NYC, Dallas and L.A.

CBS, Time Warner Cable scrap coming down to the wire

With time running out on an emergency carriage deal extension, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves on Tuesday told employees that the network was in danger of going dark in a…

C-3POh No! Broadcasters Agitate for Better Ratings Currency

Push to adopt C7 metric heats up as live ratings falter

Troubled by historically weak prime-time deliveries, broadcast executives have begun making a case for adopting a more expansive ratings currency, one that would wring more favorable results from time-shifting viewers. Speaking…