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  • Nov 18- CBS Corp fired the latest salvo in a contract dispute with Dish Network as a Thursday deadline nears that could blackout the network's TV shows to more than 14 million Dish subscribers. "Dish appears willing to drop the most popular programming in its entire channel lineup because it won't negotiate the same sort of deal that other cable, satellite and...

  • Actavis Plc, Gilead Sciences and other biotechs were among the biggest drivers, a day after Allergan agreed to be bought by Actavis. Shares of Actavis were up 8.7 percent at $269.60, helped by bullish analyst notes, while Gilead's stock rose 3.3 percent to $103.71 percent. "A little bit of a risk trade is coming back on, and those are the areas for the M&A," said Uri...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- It is the billion-dollar question in the U.S. telecom industry: What will satellite TV mogul Charlie Ergen do with his Dish Network Corp? And the Federal Communications Commission's auction of airwaves that begins on Thursday may provide an answer. "I may be off my rocker, but I think the spectrum you have could be worth as much as the entire market...

  • Nov 6- DirecTV, the No.1 U.S. satellite TV provider, reported a quarterly profit above analysts' expectations as it earned more from each subscriber in the United States. DirecTV said it lost 28,000 net subscribers in the United States between June and September because of promotional discounts by rivals, compared with 139,000 net subscriber additions a year...

  • Network TV may eclipse cable, says CBS' Les Moonves Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 9:31 AM ET
    Les Moonves, president and chief executive officer of CBS Corp.

    Broadcast TV actually fares better than basic cable now, at least in terms of ratings and ad revenue, says CBS CEO Les Moonves.

  • Dish misses Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:17 AM ET
    The Dish Network booth is shown at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

    Dish Network on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $145.5 million.

  • Early Movers: BABA, DISH, CVS, TIME, JPM & more Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

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

  • The company has been playing hard ball on agreeing to contract renewals with media companies such as CBS Corp and Time Warner Inc's Turner Broadcasting. Dish, which has about 14 million pay-TV users, is also at odds with CBS Corp over the monthly price per subscriber for the CBS channel. Net income attributable to Dish fell to $145.5 million, or 31 cents per share, in...

  • Dish Network's quarterly revenue rises 4.8 pct Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    Nov 4- Dish Network Corp, the second-largest U.S. satellite TV company, reported a 4.8 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it earned more from each subscriber. Net income attributable to the company fell to $145.5 million, or 31 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $314.9 million, or 68 cents per share, a year earlier. Dish, led by media mogul Charlie...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- LightSquared, the bankrupt wireless venture owned by Phil Falcone's Harbinger Capital Partners, has reached a deal to bring the company out of bankruptcy under the control of its largest lender, Dish Network Corp Chairman Charles Ergen. Ergen would nab a controlling 60 percent stake, and provide $1 billion of a $2.2 billion post-bankruptcy...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- LightSquared, the bankrupt wireless venture owned by Phil Falcone's Harbinger Capital Partners, has reached a deal to bring the company out of bankruptcy under control of lenders, according to a person close to the matter. However, the deal would keep the company together while distributing equity to lenders including Charles Ergen, chairman of...

  • CBS, Dish far from deal despite deadline: Source Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    A field service specialist for Dish Network installs a satellite television system at a residence.

    CBS and Dish Network are far apart on talks for a new distribution deal, a source said, which might cut off popular TV shows from many subscribers.

  • Dish far apart on contract as deadline nears-source Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 5:26 PM ET

    CBS and Dish are at odds over the monthly price per subscriber the satellite operator, which has 14 million subscribers, would pay to carry CBS. According to media consultant SNL Kagan, CBS's TV stations were averaging 54 cents per subscriber from TV distributors when the Dish deal was signed in 2012. CBS currently averages 89 cents but recent deals have been...

  • 10 famed US franchises that faced financial ruin Saturday, 1 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Franchises have been lucrative for entrepreneurs, but also have a high default rate. Here are 10 big franchises that faced financial ruin.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission expects a major auction of low-frequency airwaves to be pushed back to early 2016 from mid-2015 because of its complexity and a pending court challenge, an FCC official said in a blog post on Friday. The delay gives the FCC more time to sway TV station owners to participate and T-Mobile US Inc to argue...

  • Oct 21- Dish Network has stopped carrying Turner Broadcasting's channels, including CNN, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, as the companies failed to renew their distribution deal. Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner Inc, said on Tuesday it worked for months to come to an agreement with Dish and accused the satellite TV company of "operating in a disruptive...

  • Midday movers: FedEx, KB Home, Waters & more Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • Oct 21- Dish Network has stopped carrying Turner Broadcasting's channels, including CNN, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, as the companies failed to renew their distribution deal. Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner Inc, said on Tuesday it worked for months to come to an agreement with Dish and accused the satellite TV company of "operating in a disruptive...

  • Oct 21- Dish Network has stopped carrying Turner Broadcasting's channels, including CNN, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, as the companies failed to renew a distribution deal. Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner Inc, said on Tuesday it worked for months to come to an agreement with Dish and accused the satellite TV company of "operating in a disruptive manner".

  • Turner pulls CNN, others from Dish Network Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    Dish Network will no longer host several channels owned by Turner, such as Cartoon Network and CNN, amid a programming dispute.