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September 21, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After years of on-again, off-again negotiations, Time Warner Cable has finally struck a deal with the National Football League to carry the NFL Network and its sister channel called RedZone. The cable giant, which has 12 million subscribers, many of whom reside in New York and Los Angeles, was the last big pay-TV distributor not carrying the channels. Under the terms of the deal, the NFL Network will be placed on Time Warner Cable's most widely distributed programming package.
October 16, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before choosing between the debate and the baseball playoffs. The Skinny: I have got to stop turning these football games off at halftime. That Broncos comeback would have been fun to watch. Tuesday's headlines include a curtain-raiser on News Corp.'s annual meeting, India-based Reliance Media's thoughts on outsourcing and an update on the Cablevision - Dish Network trial. Daily Dose: Sports personality Dan Patrick, host of his popular radio and TV morning talk show , is getting a new home.
July 11, 2012 | By Jon Healey
A federal judge in New York handed the entertainment industry a preliminary defeat in an important copyright infringement lawsuit Wednesday, granting more leeway to online services that record and stream broadcast TV at their customers' behest. The case pitted broadcasters against Aereo (formerly Bamboom ), a start-up that makes local broadcast TV shows available to subscribers online for $12 a month, albeit only in New York City at the moment. Aereo rents out tiny digital antennas hooked to powerful computers that capture and record over-the-air telecasts, then streams them over the Internet.
January 25, 2004 | Mark Heisler
If New York City is basketball's mecca, how come they can't get anything right? The New Jersey Nets, this league's Little Orphan Annies, were sold again last week for an eye-popping $300 million to an ownership group headed by a heavyweight developer named Bruce Ratner that also includes the rapper Jay-Z. Ratner is moving the team to a sparkling new Brooklyn arena at the corner of Atlantic and Flatbush avenues.
August 4, 2011 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Hollywood is wondering if Don Draper and the rest of the "Mad Men" gang have drunk and smoked their way through cable channel AMC's programming budget. Over the last two weeks, AMC has pushed to make cuts on two of its other big shows — "The Walking Dead" and "Breaking Bad" — moves that came as a surprise to the creative forces behind those popular series. The push to rein in costs comes only months after "Mad Men" creator and executive producer Matt Weiner received a huge new contract to continue the show about swinging 1960s ad men for at least two more seasons.
February 24, 2000 | (Bloomberg News)
AT&T Corp. will sell telephone service to customers of Cablevision Systems Corp., the largest cable television system in the New York City area, gaining access to more homes. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Cablevision's 2.8 million customers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who buy services from both companies will get free premium TV channels, movies and high-speed Internet connections, the companies said.
November 25, 2004 | From Dow Jones/Associated Press
Cablevision Systems Corp. said its Rainbow DBS satellite television unit would buy $740 million of satellites from defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. Lockheed, based in Bethesda, Md., will build five satellites and provide related equipment, software and training, according to a filing by Cablevision with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Shares of Bethpage, N.Y.-based Cablevision fell 46 cents to $21.72 on the NYSE. Lockheed's shares rose 16 cents to $59.20, also on the NYSE.
January 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
An independent committee of directors of Cablevision Systems Corp., a New York-area cable TV provider, on Tuesday rejected an offer from the company's controlling shareholders to take the firm private. In a letter to James Dolan, Cablevision's chief executive, and his father, Charles, the chairman, the two-person committee said the Dolans' latest offer of $30 a share, or $8.
October 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
The family that controls Cablevision Systems Corp. has abandoned a bid to take the company private in the latest twist in a yearlong saga of turmoil at the New York-area cable TV provider.
November 1, 1994 | Jack Searles
Whether you're ready or not, the interactive TV business is coming to Ventura County. Ventura County Cablevision, which has 90,000 household subscribers, about 70,000 of them in the county, expects to offer interactive programming in the second quarter of next year. In an arrangement with ACTV Inc.
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