Billionaire Barry Diller, the backer of Aereo Inc., said the online-television service may eventually get as much as 35 percent of U.S. households to subscribe if it overcomes legal challenges from broadcasters.
Anthony and Jay Robert Pritzker, brothers and heirs to the Hyatt Hotels Corp. and Marmon Holdings Inc. manufacturing fortune, settle in for salads and sandwiches at their 40th-floor office in Chicago’s West Loop. A decade ago, the duo joined family members who allied against their sister, Penny, who’s U.S. President Barack Obama’s commerce secretary, and two cousins.
A $50 million settlement of a lawsuit against the National Football League over claims it made money using players’ images in marketing without sharing it with them was given final approval by a judge.
Aereo Inc., whose service relays network television shows to online viewers, asked a New York judge in a copyright lawsuit by Walt Disney Co.’s ABC, CBS Corp. and other broadcasters to rule that its business is legal.
DirecTV, Time Warner Cable Inc. and Charter Communications Inc., taking a page from Aereo Inc., are considering capturing free broadcast-TV signals to avoid paying billions of dollars in so-called retransmission fees, said people with knowledge of the deliberations.
Barry Diller agreed to pay $480,000 to settle a U.S. Federal Trade Commission complaint that he broke antitrust law by purchasing almost a million shares of Coca-Cola Co. without reporting the transactions.
News Corp. executive Greg Clayman, once publisher of the company’s defunct digital newspaper the Daily, has left for a position with the video-sharing site Vimeo, according to executives with knowledge of the matter.