| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:30 PM
The Dodgers are in first place in their division and gunning for a berth in the World Series in October. But as the second half of the season begins Friday, most local fans aren't able to watch any of it on television.
Off the field no progress has been...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:05 PM
HOOVER, Ala. Less than a month from the launch of the new SEC Network, negotiations continue to get the channel carried by major cable and satellite providers such as Comcast, Charter and DirecTV, a network official said Wednesday at SEC Media Days....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Broadcast station M&A volume reached $1.85 billion in the second quarter, more than $2 billion less than the year-earlier period, according to market-research firm SNL Kagan, when $3.88 billion of broadcast stations traded hands.
The pace of...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Fox has landed two television stations in San Francisco.
The media giant, which has long wanted stations in the nation's sixth-largest market, traded its Boston and Memphis stations to Cox Media Group for its San Francisco outlets.
The two San...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Two newborn kittens accidentally shipped from Los Angeles to San Diego in small black boxes in April are now ready for adoption.
The kittens, which still had their umbilical cords attached, were discovered in a shipment of fiberglass equipment by Cox...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Fox is acquiring two San Francisco TV stations in a station-swap agreement with Cox Media Group.
Deal calls for Cox to take over Fox O&Os in Boston and Memphis in exchange for Cox's KTVU-TV and KICU-TV San Francisco. KTVU is a longtime Fox affil, while...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:10 PM
The cable television thief had it so much easier in the 1990s. A simple set-top box, available for less than $100 in back-of-the-magazine advertisements, was often all it took to receive monthly programming for free.
Cable theft was everywhere, even...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A rush among the nation's largest pay-TV and Internet providers to get even bigger could have profound effects on consumers and competition.
Telecommunications giant AT&T has approached DirecTV about buying the satellite broadcaster in a bid to become...
| May 20, 2014
America's pay-TV subscribers have grown unhappier over the past year with their providers, as their bills continue to climb. And with two megadeals in play -- AT&T's bid for DirecTV, and Comcast's takeover of Time Warner Cable -- customer satisfaction...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:59 PM
For anyone wondering what's driving AT&T Inc.'s nearly $50-billion deal to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, look no further than a new report issued by the Federal Communications Commission on cable TV rates.
The FCC report noted DirecTV is often able...
| May 22, 2014
| 3:46 PM
| May 25, 2014
| 4:50 AM
The Tennis Channel is launching a digital subscription service that puts a new spin on the established business model for TV sports programming.
Beginning Sunday, the sports network will begin selling a programming package directly to consumers. The new...