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CBS and Dish still talking, sign another extension agreement

CBS Corp. announced that it has once again extended a just-expired retrans deal with Dish Network, giving the satellite operator until Tuesday to come to terms before executing a blackout.

What enterprise app developers need to know about MSA

For consumer app developers that want to make a move into enterprise work, even on a contract basis, getting up to speed quickly on MSA is probably a good idea.

Danish operators sell Paii mobile payments company to bank-owned rival Swipp

TDC, Telenor, Telia and Three Denmark have sold their mobile payments venture Paii to a rival company owned by banks, conceding that payment activities are perhaps more suited to financial institutions than telecoms service providers.

HBO goes to China, signing OTT distribution deal with Tencent

HBO may not have disclosed much, at all, about its planned standalone over-the-top service in the United States, but the premium network is about to make waves in China, announcing a deal with online video giant Tencent that will see many of its series distributed through Tencent's website "in the very near future." Terms of the deal were not disclosed, The Wall Street Journal reported.

DirecTV: 'We could integrate a FanDuel or DraftKings into' NFL Sunday Ticket

DirecTV is looking to enhance a key feature to its pricey NFL Sunday Ticket package by possibly partnering--or perhaps acquiring--one of the fast-growing daily fantasy sports league operators.

ESPN taking a hard look at a la carte... for cricket

Giving serious thought to a la carte models that won't disrupt its existing U.S. pay-TV business, ESPN is examining the possible launch of an OTT service for the upcoming Cricket World Cup.

They're Cooked: The top pay-TV turkeys of 2014

Much as we see our family members' foibles, we see the biggest strategic blunders in pay-TV this year in the same way--not as a chance to pick on operators' decisions, good or bad, but to analyze their mistakes and determine how to avoid similar problems. Here are the five biggest pay-TV turkeys of 2014, in all their glorious plumage.

Report: Only 8% would purchase free apps if they were forced to do so

Only 8 percent of mobile users in the U.S. say they would download all of their free apps again if they were required to pay for them, according to a poll from the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA).

Ovation CEO Segars: Comcast-TWC merger is 'unequivocal win' for programmers

Flying in the face of rampant dissent toward the deal among programmers, Ovation CEO Charles Segars blogged strident support for the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

Dish sees third carriage tiff heat up as four more Comcast RSNs threaten to go dark

Already in various states of impasse with Turner Networks and CBS Corp. over program-rights renewals, Dish Network is facing the prospect of four Comcast-owned regional sports networks going dark on its service during the first week of December.