Time Warner Cable Inc. and other pay-TV operators are offering incentives to media companies that agree to withhold content from Web-based entertainment services such as those pursued by Intel Corp. and Apple Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said.
Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile-phone carrier, struck an alliance with cable companies that will change how customers buy Internet, mobile and pay-TV services and present new challenges for rivals such as AT&T Inc.
Walt Disney Co. reached a long-term agreement with Time Warner Cable Inc. that keeps ESPN’s football games and ABC’s comedy “Modern Family” on the air for the cable operator’s almost 13 million video customers.
Madison Square Garden Co. and Time Warner Cable Inc. reached an agreement on a new contract, ending a seven-week stalemate that kept the operator’s 2.8 million local subscribers from watching the New York Knicks and their Jeremy Lin-led winning streak.
Cablevision Systems Corp. sued Viacom Inc. for antitrust violations tied to the industry’s bundling of cable channels into subscriber packages, a practice that spurred a consumer challenge in 2007 that failed in court.
Time Warner Cable Inc . is dropping channels from News Corp.’s Fox Networks, Viacom Inc. and Discovery Communications Inc. from its iPad application after the cable networks complained that such use isn’t authorized.