Earlier this month, AT&T blacked out 120 stations operated by Nexstar in a similar dispute over programming costs. Among those stations is WISH-TV Channel 8 in Indianapolis.
The move by cable and satellite providers is meant at least in part to cover increasing costs for carrying networks and popular channels, but they risk exacerbating the trend of canceling service altogether.
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The nation’s biggest cable provider lost video subscribers for the third straight quarter, but 350,000 customers signed up for broadband service, helping the company top sales and earnings estimates.
The sale marks an epic downsizing for Rupert Murdoch, an 86-year-old former Australian who spent his adult life amassing the assets that made him a kingmaker in U.S. and U.K. politics.
More and more viewers are plowing through a streaming network series’ full season in less than 24 hours after the release of those episodes.
With the change, Comcast could attract new subscribers at a time when growth in the pay-TV business has slowed.
Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks will be phased out after Charter Communications Inc. closes its $55.1 billion purchase of Time Warner on Wednesday.
Federal regulators on Monday approved Charter’s $67 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, two companies that have about 240,000 customers in Indiana.
The 77-74 thriller that ended with a three-point shot at the buzzer attracted 17.8 million total viewers on TNT, TBS and TruTv. That’s down from the 28.3 million who tuned in to the men’s college basketball title game a year ago.
Charter Communications Inc.’s deal to buy Bright House for $10.4 billion is now in jeopardy because it had depended on Comcast Corp. closing its now-defunct merger with Time Warner Cable Inc.
GreatLand Connections would have been the fifth largest cable company in the United States, with more than 2.5 million subscribers, including 344,400 in the Indianapolis area.
Comcast Corp. has dropped its $45.2 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., officially pulling the plug after concluding the merger would be rejected by regulators. The merger would have completely changed the cable industry landscape in central Indiana.
Comcast is prepared to call off the deal if concessions needed to win federal approval are too strict, according to people familiar with the matter. The merger, if completed as planned, would shake up the cable industry in central Indiana.
Staff attorneys at the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.
Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company, is looking to expand with its proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable. But customers in central Indiana won’t come along for the ride. To ease antitrust concerns, Comcast plans to hand 2.5 million customers to a new spinoff called GreatLand Connections.
GreatLand Connections Inc. is geared to replace Comcast Cable in Indianapolis and some other markets in 2015, and the switch could bring changes in offerings, rates and service.