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  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 30- AT&T Inc spent close to half the total in the record-setting U.S. sale of airwaves for mobile data, with Dish Network Corp spending heavily to manage a surprise win at No.2 ahead of Verizon, results showed on Friday. Verizon and T-Mobile bids were $10.4 billion and $1.8 billion, respectively, according to the results of the Federal...

  • NEW YORK— Consumers may see improved networks after AT&T and Verizon, the two largest U.S. wireless companies, spent billions in the government's latest airwaves auction. AT&T Inc. bid $18.2 billion and Verizon Wireless $10.4 billion. Verizon and T-Mobile haven't specified what they will do, citing a quiet period.

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 30- AT&T Inc spent close to half the total in the record-setting U.S. sale of airwaves for mobile data, with Verizon Communications Inc and bidding partners of Dish Network Corp also spending heavily, results showed on Friday. AT&T bid a total of $18.2 billion to win licenses of so-called AWS-3 spectrum; Verizon bid $10.4 billion and...

  • US wireless spectrum auction raises record $44.9B Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 2:40 AM ET

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission raised a record $44.9 billion in the auction of so-called AWS-3 airwaves.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission raised a record-breaking $44.9 billion in the auction of so-called AWS-3 airwaves that closed on Thursday, far surpassing the expectations of experts and industry analysts. Major bidders included wireless carriers Verizon Communications Inc, AT&T Inc and T-Mobile US Inc as well as satellite TV...

  • Nickelodeon owner Viacom Inc. merely said that the offering will have its own brand name. Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman said the new service "will target the fast-growing mobile market will be very attractive for parents and children. CBS already has a $6- a-month service that includes live television for those who live in 14 markets with CBS- owned stations.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- Time Warner's HBO is preparing to sell a standalone service over the Internet for the first time, in one of the most closely watched moves in pay TV history. The idea was that the technology would not only support HBO but potentially other Time Warner offerings, such as Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. But these sources said that much of the plan...

  • NEW YORK— Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The package is cheap compared with cable and satellite packages that typically cost $50 to $100 per month. Sling TV's base package costs $20 a month and comes with 11 channels from Disney,...

  • Fox loses U.S. copyright claims over Dish ad-skipper Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:50 PM ET

    Jan 20- A U.S. judge has rejected portions of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's lawsuit seeking to stop Dish Network Corp from selling devices that let viewers skip over commercials when playing back shows. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles rejected copyright claims that Fox had brought over the Hopper, Dish's digital recording device.

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 15- The Fox News and Fox Business channels returned on Thursday to satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp's lineup after both sides agreed to a multiyear deal. A source close to the negotiations said Dish agreed to pay an average monthly fee of $1.50 per subscriber for Fox News, the most-watched cable news network. "We thank the viewers of Fox News...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 15- The Fox News and Fox Business channels returned on Thursday to satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp's lineup after both sides agreed to a multiyear deal. "We thank the viewers of Fox News and Fox Business and Dish customers for their patience throughout this process," Tim Carry, executive vice president of distribution for Fox News and Fox...

  • Early movers: JPM, VZ, CMG, NFLX, OCN & more Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • The companies are adopting the technology to help keep customers from cancelling subscriptions in favor of streaming services such as Netflix Inc, Amazon and Hulu, which are far cheaper and also come with user-friendly guides to make finding shows easier. "Every consumer will agree it's terrible," Forrester Research analyst James McQuivey said.

  • Media embracing digital TV with strings attached Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 4:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK/ LAS VEGAS Jan 8- Media companies that are starting to allow their programs onto Internet-delivered TV and mobile devices are putting limits on digital rights as a safety hatch if problems arise with the new distribution systems, executives say. Media companies are considering joining streaming-only services, or launching their own like HBO and CBS,...

  • Karmazin: I would invest in this media merger Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 9:29 AM ET
    Mel Karmazin, former Sirius CEO

    Former CBS chief Mel Karmazin also says media companies must get bigger in order to deal with advertisers and distributors.

  • Dish's marketing campaign, "Take Back TV", will also include buys on mobile and social platforms and through device distribution partners like Roku and Amazon.com Inc.. Another is also a Walt Disney unit, Maker Studios, which is popular with young adults and could open up a world of marketing opportunities. Eisen declined to specifically address if Maker Studios...

  • Advertisers may fall in love with cord cutters Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    DISH President and CEO Joe Clayton introduces Sling Television, an Internet pay-television service, at he 2015 International CES on January 5, 2015 in Las Vegas.

    Cord cutting has been blamed for weak TV ratings, but viewers who watch video over the Internet may be more valuable to advertisers.

  • Stern: Dish's ESPN deal not a threat to NBA Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 9:36 AM ET
    David Stern

    A deal to offer ESPN as part of a streaming package could bring in new NBA viewers, David Stern said.

  • Dish CEO: Sling won't affect core business Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 3:06 PM ET
    Joe Clayton, CEO of Dish, speaks during a news conference at the International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas, January 5, 2015.

    Dish Network CEO Joseph Clayton told CNBC that the new Sling TV shouldn't affect the paid bundle.

  • What's scaring traditional media at CES Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 1:09 PM ET
    Ross Levinsohn

    The growth of streaming services has put "fear in the eyes" of traditional media companies, Yahoo former interim CEO Ross Levinsohn said.