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Dish in another RSN kerfuffle, won't show 35 Timberwolves games on Minnesota's Fox Sports North

Dish Network is involved in yet another rights dispute with a regional sports network and, as things stand, will not carry 35 Minnesota Timberwolves games on Fox Sports North during this just-started NBA season.

World Series rebounds with clutch 23.5M-viewer game 7

Going into the proverbial 8th inning with a record-low audience average of 12.1 million viewers, it did not look good for one of sports TV programming's perennial tentpoles, the World Series. Pundits were examining a range of factors: was it the involvement of the small-market Kansas City Royals? Were the low-scoring post-steroid games too unexciting? Were people tuning into the NFL and Walking Dead instead?

Swisscom says smartphones now mainstream among teenage users

Swisscom said smartphones finally became a mainstream product among Switzerland's youth in 2014, with latest research showing that young people typically surf more than they make calls on their devices.

Bankruptcy ruling finally clears sale of CSN Houston to AT&T and DirecTV

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a restructuring that calls for the sale of struggling regional sports network Comcast SportsNet Houston to AT&T and DirecTV.

CBS, Moonves lose nerve on tough OTT position with launch of All Access

Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communicopia Conference in New York on Sept. 10, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves made it very clear. "We the networks should not be penalized because you the station do not negotiate retrans properly," he said.

Viacom expands Hulu partership … and debate about its value to pay-TV

Fueling arguments by pay-TV providers that its content is too widely distributed across over-the-top channels, Viacom has significantly expanded its partnership with Hulu.

Fall Classic fails to draw in TV audience

What's the cause of the World Series' record-low audience numbers? Theories abound, but the facts remain: The Fall Classic averaged only 12.1 million viewers in its first five games.

SVOD is a 'natural extension' of online video offerings, Vimeo says, but will it outshine other OTT models?

SVOD. It's an acronym that industry players are dropping with alarming frequency these days. And with HBO and CBS announcing their own premium-content subscription video on demand services, it's no surprise that YouTube may be considering its own subscription service.

Online video files used to transport stolen data, cloud security provider says

Online video sharing services are becoming a "perfect medium" for cybercriminals to obtain sensitive data about companies without being detected by traditional security tools, a cloud security company says.

Concern for pay-TV's sports lynchpin? World Series craters to record-low 12.1M viewers

Blame it on a post-steroid era featuring minimal offense, or the inclusion of the small-market Kansas City Royals... or too much competition from the NFL. Whatever you attribute to this past week's awful World Series TV ratings, they're a concern to a pay-TV industry that's festooned together right now by sports program licensing rights.