March 8, 2010 |
A week of brinkmanship ended Sunday when Walt Disney Co. and Cablevision Systems Corp. settled their dispute over a new contract, a breakthrough that allowed viewers in 3.1 million homes in the New York area to watch the Academy Awards -- starting 13 minutes into the telecast. The post-deadline tentative accord came after the two companies spent a week exchanging barbs that led to Disney stripping its ABC signal from Cablevision's systems early Sunday. Many Cablevision customers spent the day trekking to electronics stores to buy digital rabbit ears so they wouldn't miss the Oscars.
March 7, 2010 |
Potentially leaving millions of New York City-area homes unable to watch Sunday's Oscar telecast, Walt Disney Co. pulled its WABC-TV signal off Cablevision Systems Corp. at midnight Saturday as part of a fight over carriage fees. The action -- coming on the eve of one of television's biggest events and affecting more than 3 million customers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut -- is the most dramatic demonstration yet of the escalating stakes between media giants as they wrestle with determining the value of content.
August 28, 2009 |
There's not much love in this tennis matchup. For nearly two weeks, the Santa Monica-based Tennis Channel has been slamming Cablevision Systems Corp., the dominant cable operator in metropolitan New York, in an ad campaign that accuses it of "dropping the ball" by not carrying the channel. After four years of trying to win a spot in Cablevision's lineup, the channel was frustrated because a deal seemed out of reach on the eve of its first-ever coverage of the U.S. Open in New York, which begins Monday.
June 30, 2009 |
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked an effort by major media companies to quash a technology that threatens their already deteriorating advertising business. Plaintiffs including CBS, Fox, NBC Universal, Turner, Viacom and Walt Disney had asked the justices to reverse a lower-court ruling that allowed Cablevision Systems Corp.
January 9, 2009 |
The cable television industry is ready to introduce an advanced video-on-demand service that would provide rebroadcasts of programs without commercials and without a fee paid to the producers. But the prospect has sent a shudder through the television and film industries, which could lose the right to profit from their work in the era of video on demand. All that stands in the way is a final clearance from the Supreme Court.
December 20, 2008 |
Cablevision Systems Corp., the New York-area cable television provider, announced plans to close its Voom high-definition programming channels and cut jobs in the business, blaming a failed partnership with Dish Network Corp.
August 6, 2008 |
Nine months after shareholders rejected the Dolan family's latest bid to take Cablevision Systems Corp. private, the cable operator said Tuesday that it was considering several options to boost its stock price, including spinning off some of its diverse holdings. Chief Executive James L.
August 5, 2008 |
In a decision sure to affect millions of cable television subscribers, a federal appeals court gave a green light to Cablevision Systems Corp.'s rollout of a remote-storage digital video recorder system. In overturning a lower court ruling that had blocked the service, the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the judge wrongly concluded that Cablevision, rather than its customers, would be making copies of programs, thereby violating copyright laws. Cablevision's system was challenged by a group of Hollywood studios that claimed the remote-storage DVR service would amount to an unauthorized rebroadcast of their programs.
June 25, 2008 |
Federal antitrust regulators cleared Cablevision Systems Corp.'s $650-million purchase of Long Island, N.Y., newspaper Newsday from Tribune Co., owner of the Los Angeles Times. Cablevision is controlled by the Dolan family and has about 3.1 million subscribers in the New York metro area.