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.
Time Warner Cable Inc. is threatening to drop CBS from its position as the first broadcast station on its TV menu unless the entertainment company agrees to seek a lower fee increase for its programming.
Time Warner Cable Inc. and CBS Corp. continued negotiations over program rights past a deadline, averting a blackout in the biggest U.S. media markets even after both sides said some signals were briefly cut off.
CBS Corp. reached a three-year agreement to keep its network on Verizon Communications Inc.’s FiOS pay-TV system, putting pressure on Time Warner Cable Inc. to relent in its stalemate with the broadcaster.
Time Warner Cable Inc. , the second- largest U.S. cable operator, is testing a slimmed-down cable package that excludes Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN in an effort to win back and retain economically strapped consumers.
CBS Corp. Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves rejected a Time Warner Cable Inc. proposal to offer his channels a la carte on cable TV as “a public relations gesture,” escalating a dispute that led to a blackout.
Jeremy Lin’s rise to fame has more than doubled ratings at MSG network, putting renewed pressure on parent Madison Square Garden Co. to strike a deal with Time Warner Cable Inc. in their dispute over carriage fees.
Regulators in Washington probably won’t heed Time Warner Cable Inc.’s call for help in a dispute that has blocked CBS Corp. television shows from more than 3 million subscribers in cities such as New York and Los Angeles.