As media business deals go, it's not as big as securing broadcast rights to Major League Baseball for NBCUniversal. But for Comcast's fast-growing business services division, helping Pony youth baseball stream its annual World Series Tournament isn't bad PR.
Already owned by the No. 1 U.S. pay TV provider, which is trying to buy the No. 2 operator, NBCUniversal chief executive Steve Burke told investors Tuesday that the programming conglomerate won't look for acquisitions amid the very likely prospect that huge competitors Fox and Time Warner Inc. will merge.
Arris is teaming with a Silicon Valley startup to create a new pay TV set-top software platform designed to mix traditional broadcast and cable network programming with content from over-the-top services.
Among the fringe speculation sometimes indulged in by media investment analysts has been the notion that Netflix might not be content to merely not pay interconnection fees to Internet service providers.
TiVo co-founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton have announced that they're shutting down their video streaming startup, Qplay.
One of Rupert Murdoch's primary reasons for pursuing the acquisition of Time Warner, Inc. is to bolster Fox Sports 1 into a cable network that can legitimately compete in the national sports programming arena currently dominated by ESPN.
Proving that a regional sports network can still obtain major carriage agreements, as long as it has the right audience and the right leverage, the Disney-backed SEC Network will launch nationally on Comcast when it debuts August 14.
Less than three months after touting an ambitious original programming slate at its April 29 Newfront presentation, Xbox Entertainment Studios has been shuttered by Microsoft.
The FCC has sided with independent pay TV operator Armstrong Utilities in a pricing dispute over the Root Sports Pittsburgh regional sports network (RSN).
With just over four weeks until the Aug. 14 launch of its new regional sports channel, and six weeks away from the first highly anticipated Southeastern Conference football games Aug. 30, Disney has a long way to go before it has ubiquitous carriage of the SEC Network.