DirecTV appears to have no interest in entering a binding arbitration process with Time Warner Cable over a lengthy carriage impasse that has kept 70 percent of the L.A. market blacked out from Dodgers games this season.
Seeking to accelerate the subscriber growth of its most valuable asset, Time Warner, Inc. is reportedly looking to expand the availability of broadband-only packages that feature access to HBO.
Huawei boosted its credentials as a provider of high-speed connectivity services for sports events through separate deals with FanPlay, a cloud-based digital content provider, and Vodafone.
A group of Southern California lawmakers has petitioned FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, seeking his help to end a regional sports network carriage impasse that has kept the Los Angeles Dodgers blacked out in about 70 percent of their market this season.
Qualcomm has put a more concerted effort behind its push to commercialize LTE Direct, a device-to-device technology that leverages licensed LTE spectrum and can be used to enable a host of proximity applications without severely impacting device battery life. The vendor recently posted a new PowerPoint presentation heralding the benefits of LTE Direct and also released a video about the technology.
Once again proving the equity power of teenagers playing videogames, Google will pay about $1 billion to acquire San Francisco-based online programming platform Twitch.
Rupert Murdoch and 21 st Century Fox haven't even come back with a follow-up offer to their rejected $80 billion bid for Time Warner Inc. But there's plenty of speculation already as to what Murdoch will do if he acquires his prize.
Continuing to defeat the strong headwinds facing new regional sports networks, the ESPN-backed SEC Network has announced carriage deals with Time Warner Cable and Brighthouse Networks.
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.