Cable and Satellite


  • Starz CEO: Selling company 'not a strategy'  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber speaks to Starz CEO Chris Albrecht, about the potential sale of Starz. We are very secure in the strategy we have, he says.

  • CBS blackout deadline nears  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports on the standoff between CBS and the DISH Network to reach an agreement.

  • CBS blackout deadline nears  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    At 7:00 tonight CBS could potentially go dark on Dish Networks. CNBC's David Faber reports the details.

  • FTR CEO addressing digital literacy  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:51 AM ET

    Maggie Wilderotter, Frontier Communications chairman & CEO, shares her thoughts on putting training programs in place to bridge the skills gap in the U.S.

  • Starz exploring sale of its business: Report Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    The screening room at the Starz Denver Film Festival.

    Pay-TV channel Starz is seeking as much as $5 billion in a potential sale, the New York Post reports.

  • Internet usage explodes, someone must pay: Malone Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    John Malone

    Liberty Media Chairman John Malone talks net neutrality, paying for Internet capacity and antitrust in the cable industry.

  • Malone: Ergen creative, but a poker player  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    David Faber sat down with media mogul John Malone, asking him about his friend Charlie Ergen, and what Dish Network might do with its massive spectrum holdings.

  • Sony's big plan to shake up TV biz Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:49 AM ET

    With PlayStation Vue, Sony joins the ranks of companies looking to shake up the cable and satellite business.

  • Obama plan launches battle of the Internet 2.0 Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

    It's up to the FCC to decide who wins the battle over net neutrality. But it won't vote until next year.

  • Obama sparks fears over Comcast-Time Warner deal Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama's push for net neutrality has investors worried that Comcast will walk away from its bid for Time Warner Cable.

  • Internet as a utility  Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Dick Parsons, former Time Warner chairman, shares his thoughts on the U.S. government regulating the Internet.

  • Net neutrality under scrutiny  Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    Dick Parsons, former Time Warner chairman, discusses the unintended consequences of regulating the Internet.

  • Cable stocks overreacting?  Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    Are cable stocks overreacting to President Obama's push for the FCC to adopt stronger net neutrality rules? Amy Yong, Macquarie Research, weighs in.

  • Cruz: Net neutrality is Obamacare for Internet  Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    President Obama made his strongest comments yet on a "free and open Internet." CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details, and FMHR trader Stephanie Link shares her cable trade.

  • Tax settlement helps Comcast results beat estimates Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:11 AM ET
    A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers in Pompano Beach, Florida.

    Comcast reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday, helped by a tax settlement and more high-speed Internet customers.

  • HBO to launch standalone service: Report  Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports next year HBO plans to offer a standalone service that would not require a cable subscription.

  • Showtime to revive ABC cult classic 'Twin Peaks' Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 3:59 PM ET
    The title scene from the pilot episode of the television series 'Twin Peaks,' originally broadcast on April 8, 1990.

    Showtime said it will revive the widely-followed drama for nine episodes in 2016, nearly 25 years after ABC canceled it after two seasons.

  • FCC commissioner: NFL blackouts were obsolete Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    Ajit Pai, commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission

    FCC commissioner Ajit Pai doesn't expect the NFL to rush to pay TV now that TV blackouts are banned.

  • Discovery to rebrand struggling Hub kids network Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:34 PM ET
    The Discovery Communications logo is shown on the exhibit floor during the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) Cable Show in Washington.

    Discovery plans to rebrand its Hub Network—the kids channel it co-owns with Hasbro—as Discovery Family, in an attempt broaden its ad prospects.

  • Big Cable may be hindering an Apple TV: Isaacson Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute.

    This is why a breakthrough TV product from Apple has not emerged, according to Walter Isaacson, "Steve Jobs" biographer.