Aereo Inc. Chief Executive Officer Chet Kanojia challenged CBS Corp. and News Corp.’s Fox broadcast network to follow through on threats to go off the air and switch to cable to prevent the Internet startup from retransmitting their shows without permission.
News Corp. and Cablevision Systems Corp. ended negotiations over program fees again without reaching an agreement to restore the Fox broadcast signal to Cablevision’s 3 million customers in New York and Philadelphia.
News Corp. and Cablevision Systems Corp. ended negotiations today with an agreement to resume talking tomorrow after the media company cut its Fox broadcast signal to Cablevision’s 3 million customers in New York and Philadelphia in a dispute over program fees.
News Corp.’s Fox Broadcasting Co., Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal and CBS Corp. sued Dish Network Corp., alleging that their copyrights are infringed by Dish’s PrimeTime Anytime video-on-demand service that allows viewers to watch network programs commercial-free.
Dish Network Corp., the third- largest U.S. pay-television company, failed to persuade a federal judge in New York to stop broadcast networks from pursuing lawsuits in California over a Dish service allowing ad- free TV viewing.
The dispute over whether Dish Network Corp.’s ad-skipping technology violates network television copyrights may turn on which court the second-biggest U.S. satellite-TV service persuades to hear the matter.
The U.S. Supreme Court, accepting a case that will reshape the speech rights of broadcasters, agreed to decide whether federal regulators are violating the Constitution by imposing fines for on-air profanities and nudity.