Cable and Satellite


  • Mike Fries, chief executive officer of Liberty Global Inc. at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Mike Fries, Liberty Global president & CEO, shares his thoughts on net neutrality in the U.S. versus European regulations. Also Fries weighs in on consolidation in the media space.

  • AT&T CEO: This is the most important issue for us Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:48 AM ET
    Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    AT&T chief Randall Stephenson tells CNBC the debate over net neutrality rules may end up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Parsons: This is why media M&A is on pause Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 9:40 AM ET
    Richard Parsons

    After two big media deals get done, there will be a domino effect of M&A, former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons tells CNBC.

  • Media mergers hit 'pause button': Dick Parson  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 7:19 AM ET

    Richard Parsons, former Time Warner CEO, checks out the media landscape. The FCC is trying to figure out where to chart its course, says Parsons.

  • It 'sucks' to be a media company: Mel Karmazin  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 8:33 AM ET

    Mel Karmazin, former Sirius XM Radio CEO, shares his thought on what's driving consolidation in the media sector.

  • Unbundling good for consumers: Mel Karmazin  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 8:33 AM ET

    Content is king, says Mel Karmazin, former Sirius XM Radio CEO, sharing his thoughts on mergers in the media sector.

  • Discovery's strong international audience  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 3:23 PM ET

    David Zaslav, Discovery Communications President & CEO, discusses what advertisers are willing to pay on digital versus traditional television, and the strength of the company's global audience.

  • Discovery's viewership up  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 3:18 PM ET

    David Zaslav, Discovery Communications President & CEO, discusses the expansion of the network and distribution over the years, and if Oprah Winfrey's OWN is where he wants it to be.

  • Paying for live sports TV  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 8:35 AM ET

    David Stern, NBA commissioner emeritus, talks sports and money amid unbundling in cable and satellite industry.

  • Dish launches $20 over-the-top TV service Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 2:44 PM ET
    Joe Clayton, CEO of Dish, announces their new streaming service Sling Television during the Dish news conference at the International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas, January 5, 2015.

    ESPN is hitting the Web on live paid TV, thanks to Dish's Sling TV bundle. But there are some pros and cons..

  • Media investors for 2015: TV & Twitter  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 12:41 PM ET

    Predicting some of the biggest trends in the media industry this year, with David Westin, former President of ABC News. Westin thinks ESPN and Disney have remained savvy, and discusses the use of social media.

  • ESPN in Dish's new web TV service  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 12:27 PM ET

    Dish Network is unveiling a new web television service which includes ESPN, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Yahoo discussed buying Scripps Networks: Report Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Marissa Mayer

    Yahoo executives considered buying cable network Scripps Networks Interactive, but a deal seems unlikely anytime soon, according to Business Insider.

  • Matt Murray, The Wall Street Journal, and Alan Murray, Fortune editor, discuss word Yahoo is looking to acquire a cable asset.

  • Why Netflix hasn’t killed pay TV in Europe Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 7:31 AM ET
    A sign is posted in front of the Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, California.

    For years, people have been declaring the death of pay TV at the hands of download companies like Netflix. But that moment has not yet arrived.

  • FCC pauses Comcast-Time Warner merger review Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:13 AM ET
    A Comcast truck at one of their centers in Pompano Beach, Florida.

    U.S. FCC paused until Jan. 12 its informal 180-day countdown for the review of the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

  • In latest TV spat, Fox blocked from Dish Network Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    Dish Network subscribers were unable to watch Fox News and Fox Business Network when the channels were taken down as part of contract negotiations.

  • Future of net neutrality: Powell  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Michael Powell, NCTA president and CEO, provides his thoughts on the FCC's role in regulating the Internet.

  • Time Warner CEO confident about strategy Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 3:34 PM ET
    Jeffrey Bewkes, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Inc.

    Jeffrey Bewkes lays out his earnings per share goals of $6 a share in 2016 and $8 a share in 2018.

  • Discovery still figuring out advertising  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber spoke to David Zaslav, Discovery Communications president and CEO, about advertising environment in media and the company's buyback strategy.