Media Broadcasting


  • Media General to buy LIN Media for $1.6 billion Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    Media General said it would buy LIN Media for $1.6 billion to create a broadcaster reaching nearly a quarter of U.S. households with a television.

  • NFL, MLB threaten to pull games in Aereo fight Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 3:57 PM ET

    The NFL and MLB have threatened to move all of their games to cable television if streaming startup Aereo is deemed legal.

  • DirecTV CEO: Potential Dish deal "pro-consumer" Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 4:33 PM ET
    Michael White

    DirecTV CEO Mike White says a potential merger with Dish Network could help consumers, but he warned that regulatory concerns would be a factor.

  • Trio of reporters 'fess up in UK hacking scandal Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 12:48 PM ET
    The newsroom of the News of the World newspaper on Fleet Street, 18th April 1953.

    Three senior journalists at the defunct News of the World tabloid have already pleaded guilty to hacking phones, a prosecutor revealed Wednesday.

  • Aereo CEO dishes on expansion plans, controversy Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 5:37 PM ET

    Aereo's CEO spoke about the controversial streaming service at Goldman Sachs' Communacopia conference and drew a standing room only audience.

  • Mayweather vs. Canelo: The fight outside the ring Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 3:22 PM ET
    Mayweather vs. Canelo: The fight outside the ring

    Broadcasters HBO & Showtime are also battling over pay-per-view events. CNBC's Dominic Chu has the details.

  • Broadcast battle resolved Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:56 AM ET
    Broadcast battle resolved

    Shares of CBS and Time Warner are higher today after settling their month-long broadcasting dispute. Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson, analyzes the agreement.

  • Aereo to fill Dallas void left by Time-CBS spat Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    Internet TV startup Aereo will soon be available in Dallas, one of the cities affected by the Time Warner Cable-CBS blackout.

  • Earnings preview: Time Warner Cable, DirecTV Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 4:06 PM ET

    After Comcast's better-than-expected results, reports from Time Warner Cable and DirecTV will be in focus on Thursday.

  • Comcast CEO Unveils X2 Platform Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    Comcast CEO Unveils X2 Platform

    "It gets you to your content faster, it learns about your behaviors and your preferences. It's easy. It's fun, it's beautiful and the prettiest work we've done," said Brian Roberts, Comcast chairman & CEO. Roberts explained how his company's new set-top takes all the "intelligence out of the cable box and puts it in the cloud."

  • LiveU Disrupts What You View Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 6:49 AM ET
    How LiveU Disrupts What You View

    Avi Cohen, LiveU COO & co-founder, explains how his company is changing the television business by broadcasting anywhere.

  • One-on-One With Barry Diller Friday, 10 May 2013 | 8:02 AM ET
    One-on-One With Barry Diller

    In a wide-ranging interview, Barry Diller, InterActive chairman, discusses the controversy surrounding Aereo; the shareholder attacks on JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon; and his outlook on the markets and economy.

  • Expand Your Portfolio With These Alternative Plays Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 8:05 AM ET
    Expand Your Portfolio With These Alternative Plays

    John Rogers, Ariel Investments chairman, CEO & CIO, shares his top investment ideas, with Bill Miller, Legg Mason Opportunity Trust Fund.

  • As Music Streaming Grows, Royalties Slow to a Trickle Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 11:03 AM ET

    A decade after Apple revolutionized the music world with its iTunes store, the music industry is undergoing another, even more radical, digital transformation.

  • For Super Bowl Ads, It's Viral or Go Home Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 12:34 PM ET
    The Mercedes Super Bowl ad preview featuring Kate Upton has already gone viral in advance of the actual game.

    Call them super leaks or super teasers. For a growing number of Super Bowl advertisers, they are super smart business.

  • Tearful Curry Out As Co-Host of 'Today' Show Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 10:05 AM ET
    Ann Curry

    A tearful Ann Curry said goodbye after one year as co-host of NBC's "Today" show Thursday, saying "this is not as I expected to ever leave this couch after 15 years."

  • Disney CEO Encouraged by Rise in Consumer Spending Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 6:16 PM ET
    Disney corporate headquarters in Burbank, California.

    Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger told CNBC that he's encouraged by an uptick in attendance at the company's theme parks and resorts and the amount visitors are spending.

  • Big Three Newscasts Are Changing the State of Play Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 10:27 AM ET

    Influenced by cable and the Internet, the network news divisions of ABC, CBS and NBC have shifted the focus to differentiating their nightly shows, the New York Times reports.

  • Olbermann in a Clash at New Job Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 1:30 PM ET
    Keith Olbermann

    Broadcaster Keith Olbermann refused to anchor Tuesday's Iowa caucus coverage on Current TV, revealing yet another caustic working relationship in the anchor's storied list, the New York Times reports.

  • Broadcast Fees Rise, Costing Consumer Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 1:30 PM ET
    Broadcast Fees Rise, Costing Consumer

    CNBC's Darren Rovell reports cable consumers will be affected after December 31st, when MSG and Time Warner's contract ends. Also, weighing in on whether an 'a la carte' strategy for consumers to order only whichever networks they wanted, with David Joyce, Miller Tabak senior media analyst.