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  • Phil Falcone leaves Harbinger Group, gets millions Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:06 PM ET
    Phil Falcone.

    Phil Falcone is leaving one holding company to focus on another and his hedge fund.

  • U.S. spectrum auction raises more than $30 billion Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 4:55 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 21- Total bidding in the U.S. airwaves auction of so-called AWS-3 frequencies has surpassed $30 billion on Friday, according to the Federal Communications Commission, far exceeding expectations just over a week after bidding began. The most obvious beneficiary of the surge in bids is satellite TV mogul Charlie Ergen's Dish Network Corp, whose...

  • Dish, Turner agree to short-term contract extension Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 2:57 PM ET
    A Dish Network field service specialist installs a satellite television system at a residence in Denver.

    Dish and Turner agreed to a temporary extension of service for several channels that were dropped in October.

  • Dish may drop regional sports channels Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 2:39 PM ET
    A field service specialist for Dish Network prepares to install a satellite television system at a residence in Denver.

    Media giants are raising fees on TV-providers to carry programming, which has led Dish to consider dropping NBC regional sports channels.

  • Nov 21- Dish Network Corp and Time Warner Inc's Turner Broadcasting "mutually decided" to restore CNN, the Cartoon Network and other channels to Dish's satellite TV service, the companies said in a statement on Friday. The move means that more than 14 million Dish subscribers will now be able to watch shows from Turner's stable of networks, which had been dark since...

  • Early Movers: FL, GPS, GME, ROST, ADSK & more Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:04 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Dish's big spectrum bet sends stock into orbit Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:44 PM ET
    Charles Ergen

    Shares of satellite television operator Dish soared thanks to a big bet on wireless spectrum.

  • DISH higher on wireless spectrum bids  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:55 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan says bids in the DISH wireless spectrum auction has exceeded expectations. Shares were up 9 percent today.

  • Midday movers: Target, JetBlue, Qualcomm & more Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • 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.

  • 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

    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...