MOSCOW, Nov 26- The Kremlin extended its grip over radio and television broadcasting on Tuesday when the media arm of state-controlled Gazprom bought mining tycoon Vladimir Potanin's Profmedia.» Read More
DUBAI, Nov 18- Turn on a Saudi television and you'll usually get a diet of religious programming and uncontroversial imported fare. The programmes of Jeddah- based UTURN, from drama to reality shows, are typical.
DirecTV CEO Mike White says a potential merger with Dish Network could help consumers, but he warned that regulatory concerns would be a factor.
Three senior journalists at the defunct News of the World tabloid have already pleaded guilty to hacking phones, a prosecutor revealed Wednesday.
The FCC will discuss the agenda at its next open meeting on Nov. 14. The FCC postponed its vote in February on new media-ownership rules until an outside study of an impact on minority broadcasters was complete. On Thursday, the FCC said it will conduct a study on the Hispanic television landscape in the United States.
Oct 11- The four major broadcasters asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to hear their case against Aereo Inc, arguing the online service steals copyrighted television content.
Oct 11- The four major broadcasters asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to hear their case against Aereo Inc, arguing the online television service steals copyrighted television content.
Aereo's CEO spoke about the controversial streaming service at Goldman Sachs' Communacopia conference and drew a standing room only audience.
Broadcasters HBO & Showtime are also battling over pay-per-view events. CNBC's Dominic Chu has the details.
Shares of CBS and Time Warner are higher today after settling their month-long broadcasting dispute. Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson, analyzes the agreement.
Internet TV startup Aereo will soon be available in Dallas, one of the cities affected by the Time Warner Cable-CBS blackout.
Aug 2- Three minority shareholders of Fisher Communications Inc said a $373 million takeover bid by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc undervalues the TV broadcaster and are looking to activist investor Mario Gabelli to derail the offer.
After Comcast's better-than-expected results, reports from Time Warner Cable and DirecTV will be in focus on Thursday.
July 29- Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc said it will acquire eight television stations from the Allbritton family for $985 million, the latest deal in a flurry of activity to buy local broadcasters.
OTTAWA/ TORONTO, June 27- Canada's broadcast regulator on Thursday approved a C $3 billion bid by BCE Inc, the country's biggest telecoms company, to take over Astral Media Inc, a deal that will give BCE more control over content it distributes to television, computer and mobile screens.
June 14- Broadcast Music Inc, a songwriters' rights organization, is suing Pandora Media after the Internet radio company rejected a request to pay a higher license fee for playing songs across various devices, including mobile phones. On Tuesday, Pandora said it agreed to purchase KXMZ-FM, a Rapid City, South Dakota- area radio station.
June 13- Gannett Co Inc shares soared 27 percent to a five-year high after the largest U.S. newspaper chain struck a $1.5 billion deal for television company Belo Corp, dramatically increasing TV's importance to Gannett's results. Gannett's surge nearly equaled the entire purchase price, an unusual move for the buyer in a takeover.
June 13- Gannett Co Inc, the largest newspaper chain in the United States, agreed to pay $1.5 billion in cash for television company Belo Corp, with an aim to making broadcast a bigger part of the business than newspapers.
"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."
Avi Cohen, LiveU COO & co-founder, explains how his company is changing the television business by broadcasting anywhere.
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.