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Comcast-TWC approval chances now stand at 75 percent, analyst says

Few people think that Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable is in regulatory jeopardy. "But the market is worried," said high-profile media analyst Craig Moffett, citing the growing spread between the two companies' respective share prices--a metric that has swelled to over 8 percent, the highest it's been since the deal was first announced in February.

Ergen 'digging his heels' in on 'now expendable' CNN, report says

With CNN's ratings hitting record lows recently, Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen is using licensing renewal negotiations with Turner Networks to scale back on smaller services.

Dish pulls CNN, Cartoon Network, other Turner channels

Dish Network has taken CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and half a dozen other Turner Networks channels off its program guide after reaching an impasse in program licensing renewal talks.

Pay-TV's 3rd quarter earnings season: Complete summary starts now

Duck season. Rabbit season. No--earnings season. Leaders of the top cable, satellite and IPTV operators will be forced in the coming weeks to get on the phone with their investors and analysts and spill some beans. Who is losing gobs of subscribers? Who is watching program costs shred their bottom lines? It is all summarized in FierceCable 's running third-quarter earnings report diary, which can be found here.

Dish 'Primetime Anytime' doesn't infringe on broadcasters, judge tentatively rules

A federal judge has issued a key tentative decision in favor of Dish Network in its court battle with Fox, ruling that the pay-TV operator's "Primetime Anytime" DVR feature does not infringe on the programmer's copyright.

Dish will charge extra for broadcast channels in new OTT package, report says

Media pundits have questioned how Dish Network is going to cram pricey cable channels like ESPN into its upcoming OTT service, and also include the major broadcast networks in a package that cost only around $30.

Frontier re-ups deal to bundle Dish Network video services

Dish Network has signed a multiyear extension to continue letting Frontier Communications bundle its satellite video services with Frontier's bundled broadband and voice packages.

Cord maybes: Pay-TV chases millennials with OTT services, but success is hardly guaranteed

Programmers are suddenly willing to play ball with OTT insurgents and are conceding to pared-down bundles targeted to millennials. But is their desperation a good thing?

Dish mired in marijuana debate as ex-employee's case reaches Colo. Supreme Court

Dish Network now finds itself at the center of the national debate on medical marijuana use, with a worker it fired in 2010 filing a complaint that has gone all the way to the Colorado Supreme Court.

ESPN Classic becomes on-demand channel on Dish Network

Signaling what might very well become a broader trend for archival programming on pay-TV platforms, ESPN Classic has transitioned from a linear to on-demand channel on Dish Network.