Cable and Satellite


  • 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
    The Dish Network booth is shown at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

    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.

  • Starz CEO: Focus on innovative packaging  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber speaks to Starz CEO Chris Albrecht about the competitive original programming marketplace and competition with companies like Netflix and HBO.

  • 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.