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.
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.
Time Warner Cable Inc. is loathed by many consumers and loved by many investors. It’s shareholders who may give incoming Chief Executive Officer Rob Marcus the will to reject a $62 billion offer for the company.