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    DISH Network and Fox announced Friday an agreement has been reached allowing DISH subscribers in major U.S. cities access to Fox Network's programming.

  • News Corp.'s headquarters in New York.

    It's day three of Cablevision and Fox's standoff over a new contract and talks broke off Monday afternoon with no progress. After negotiating in person at News Corp headquarters in midtown, Fox execs are flying back to LA, to resume talks over the phone tomorrow.

  • With just eight hours before Cablevision Fox's contract expires, Cablevision made a dramatic push to keep Fox's channels on the air.

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    Satellite TV operator Dish Network said Friday that News Corp.'s Fox television unit cut its access to 19 regional sports networks, FX and the National Geographic Channel after Dish refused to pay for a rate increase of more than 50 percent.

  • Direct TV

    DirectTV is nearing an all-time high — pushing a major resistance level: shares closed at $39.77 Wednesday, up 4 percent over the last five days and 57 percent over the past 12 months.

  • Google

    Today's news that Google is partnering with DirecTV to sell ads for cable networks could have far-reaching implications for Google and the ad business. This could be a win-win-win for Google, DirecTV, as well as advertisers, and it has the potential to shake up Madison Avenue.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday, Aug. 9.

  • Sun Valley, Idaho

    We caught KKR's Henry Kravis, American Express CEO Ken Chenault, News Corp's Rupert Murdoch, IAC's Barry Diller and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg heading in for today's first panel on "The Future of Entertainment in the Digital Age."

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    Dish stock dropped 3.75% and Disney shares slid over 2% Tuesday as the companies battle over compensation for Disney/ABC's high def channels.

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    The FCC hosted an open hearing today to discuss how to seek the best legal framework for Internet regulation — the commission voted 3 to 2 to continue the re-regulation process. It's now moving closer to Chairman Julius Genachowski's proposal for a "third way," a selection of some of the stricter rules now regulating telecom.

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    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a ruling against TiVo, over its rights to patent technology in the middle of a legal battle with Dish Network and EchoStar.

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    It struck me Thursday, sitting across from Google's Eric Schmidt and Sony's Sir Howard Stringer in my exclusive interview following the Google TV announcement that there may not be two companies on the planet more different than these guys.

  • The Dow ended sharply lower Friday as growing worries about Europe overshadowed encouraging economic data. Still, the blue-chip index ended up 2.3 percent for the week.

  • Stocks fell heavily Friday as worries over the growing European debt crisis trumped some encouraging U.S. economic data. Financials, materials and techs were the biggest decliners.

  • Tivo

    A federal appeals court said it will rehear a DVR patent dispute between TiVo and Dish Network and EchoStar.

  • Cable company stocks fell Thursday after a new policy was announced by the Federal Communications Commission, two analysts told CNBC.

  • DISH Network has been largely trading sideways since early March, but options are positioning for shares to rally in the next month.

  • EPIX

    Premium cable channel Epix has finally signed its first national distribution deal—to Dish Network's 14 million satellite TV customers.

  • The Dow briefly popped above 11,000 -- the first time it's reached that mark since September 2008 -- before settling a few points below. Chevron blazed the trail, making energy one of the day's best performers. Palm surged amid takeover rumors.

  • It almost feels like America is on sale considering the sheer volume of deal speculation in the market. With all the wheeling and dealing how should you trade?