Cable TV Subscribers Win Landmark Antitrust Verdict

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A jury decides to punish Cox Communications for tying premium cable services with the rental of expensive boxes. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Time Warner Cable Sued for Allegedly Stealing CBS, NBC Signals

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After TWC came to an impasse over the right to transmit CBS/NBC stations in five cities, the cable giant replaced them with other non-local CBS/NBC stations. Television Television Business CBS NBC Time Warner Cable

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Viacom, Time Warner Cable iPad Dispute Heats Up

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Eriq Gardner As a result of impasse, TWC may pull Comedy Central, MTV and more Viacom channels from its cable dial. The Business Television Tech Business Time Warner Cable Viacom

Is It Time to Say Goodbye to the TV Cable Box That Costs $231 a Year to Rent?

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As the FCC issues a proposal that could shake up television, a new coalition comprised of Hollywood studios and cable and satellite operators promises a fight.

Judge Overturns $6.3 Million Jury Verdict in Cable TV Antitrust Case

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Cox Communications beats a lawsuit accusing it of tying premium cable services with the rental of expensive boxes. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Cable Channel Bundling

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Eriq Gardner Less choice and higher cable fees isn't enough to allege injury under antitrust law, according to latest appellate decision. The Business Television Business NBCUniversal NBCUniversal Cableread more. THR, Esq.

Fox News Resolves Legal Dispute Over Charter/Time Warner Cable Merger

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The cable news network appears to have settled claims of being defrauded. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Comcast, Time Warner Cable Sued Over Ex-Customer Records

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Plaintiffs say that big cable companies have no reason to hold onto credit card info and warn of risks. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business

Time Warner Cable Customers Press Lawsuit Over Missing Linsanity

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Eriq Gardner Class action against cable distributor demands the reimbursement of more than $5 million in cable fees. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business

FCC Regulation of Internet Video? – Dates Set for Comments on Treating Over-the-Top Video Providers like Cable and Satellite TV

Broadcast Law Blog

Whether to treat Internet video providers by the same rules that apply to cable and direct broadcast satellite systems is the subject of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking released by the FCC just before Christmas, notice of which was published in the Federal Register today , setting the comment dates on the proposal. It would seem that some rules that apply to cable and satellite (e.g. There are rules governing MVPDs and their relationship with cable programmers (e.g.,

Time Warner Cable Gets Appellate Victory in Antitrust Case

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The industry has been on the defensive about the expensive set-top boxes that customers rent in order to receive cable television services. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Appeals Court Rejects Class Action Lawsuit Over 'Bundling' Cable Channels

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Eriq Gardner A class of consumers wanted to force the cable industry into untying channels in their cable package. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business

Second Circuit Blazes New Trail in Set-Top Box Cases: Cable Service and Boxes Are Not Separate Products

New Media and Technology Law

Since 2008, cable customers have been suing cable operators across the country claiming operators violate the antitrust laws by forcing customers to lease set-top boxes from the operator to access “premium” cable services. Meanwhile, the FCC has jumped (back) into the fray by proposing rules to force cable operators to “ Unlock the Box ” —or, perhaps, give the FCC the keys. even where cable faces competition from other pay TV providers.

Of “Lunch Stands and Merry-Go-Rounds”: Ninth Circuit’s Rejection of FTC Authority Over “Throttling” Could Have Far Reaching Implications for Cable and Other Broadband Providers

New Media and Technology Law

Given the FCC’s 2015 reclassification of all public broadband services (wired and mobile) as “common carrier” services , the decision potentially could be applied to exempt cable companies and other broadband providers (e.g., This could mean, for example, that cable companies and others may be wholly exempt from section 5, even for non-broadband services such as linear television, video-on-demand, and set-top box leases.

Los Angeles County Sues Time Warner Cable for Not Paying Bill

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Nearly $700,000 at stake, plus the law that allows California to issue cable franchises. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business

Los Angeles, Time Warner Cable Going to Court Over Franchise Fees (Again)

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The city says the cable giant is making billions but not paying its fair share. Television Time Warner Cable Business read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq.

Netflix's Ted Sarandos to Cable Companies: Don't Try to 'Block Us' (Video)

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Speaking at The Hollywood Reporter's sixth annual Power Lawyers event, the company's chief content officer argued that streaming actually helps increase TV viewership. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Television Television Power Lawyers Power Lawyers 2012

Universal Cable Productions Goes to War With Insurer Over Refusal to See Hamas as Terrorist Group

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Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company won't pay a $6.9 million claim for USA Network's "Dig" because it sees Hamas rocket attacks as war, not terrorism. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Rating Cable News

Media Law Prof Blog

Selbst has published The Journalism Ratings Board: An Incentive-Based Approach to Cable News Accountability at 44 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 467 (2011). Andrew D. Here is the abstract. The American establishment media is in crisis. With newsmakers

Will a Judge's Ruling Against CNN Make It Easier to Sue the Media?

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A defamation suit is allowed to survive in a defeat not only for the cable news network, but also for the MPAA. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Charter Preparing to Claim Fox News Breached Carriage Deal

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The cable operator is striking back in a lawsuit filed after the Time Warner Cable merger. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Viacom vs. Time Warner Cable: What the Pause in the iPad Lawsuit Means (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner Two sides temporarily suspend litigation in effort to come to resolution. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Television Business

Charter Accuses Univision of Lawsuit "Hijack" By Pulling Programming

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The cable giant is readying an emergency motion. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Univision, Charter Agree on Programming Ceasefire Through June

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Univision stations will air on Charter's Spectrum cable service for the next several months while the legal battle proceeds. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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Charter Tells FCC of Commitment to Net Neutrality Regardless of Legal Intrigue

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The cable giant also says its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable will benefit online video providers like Netflix. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

FCC's Authority to Regulate Cable TV Competition Under Attack

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At an appellate hearing, several judges appear highly critical of a ruling last year that punished Comcast for discriminating against the Tennis Channel. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television FCC Business

Comment Dates Set on FCC Proposal to Extend Online Public File Obligations to Radio, Cable, and Satellite

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC has finally had published in the Federal Register its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to extend the online public file obligations to radio, satellite radio, cable operators and satellite TV providers. AM Radio Cable Carriage FM Radio Political Broadcasting Public Interest Obligations/Localism online political file online public inspection file

Fox News Seeks Sanctions for "Hoax" Lawsuit As Andrea Tantaros' Lawyer Renews Spying Claim

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The cable news network demands sanctions as Andrea Tantaros' lawyer suggests something sinister. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Tivo Sued by Cisco Over DVR Patents

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The Business Television Business Dish Network Microsoft Time Warner Cable Verizon CommunicationsAfter resolving disputes with Dish, Microsoft and AT&T, TiVo is now going to war with Cisco. read more. THR, Esq.

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Basic Cable Clarification & Details

Digital Media Law

In yesterday’s post regarding the schedule for this cycle’s negotiations, I said that SAG and AFTRA would be jointly negotiating basic cable starting on November 7. The actual language in the release was: The Basic Cable Live Action, Basic Cable Animation and TV Animation contracts negotiations with producers are tentatively scheduled to begin November 7, 2010. 7 for basic cable discussions. SAG has a single basic cable agreement.

Fox News' Legal War Over Sharing of TV Clips Headed to Appeals Court

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The cable news network agrees to delay an injunction in favor of a bid to expand the scope of a judge's order. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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Calling Time Warner Cable

Media Law Prof Blog

Time Warner Cable's automated dialing system robocalled Araceli King's cellphone 153 times in less than 12 months in an effort to collect overdue payments from someone else who actually owed the money and had had Ms.

Why Fox News Shouldn't Sue Over the 'Fox Mole' (Analysis)

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The Business Business Fox Cable Networks Fox News ChannelEriq Gardner Yeah, Fox probably has a claim or two. But here are some reasons why the O'Reilly network should let this one go. read more. THR, Esq.

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'Wolf of Wall Street' Backer Reports Ongoing Cyberstalking

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Red Granite is now seeking to subpoena Time Warner Cable to find out who is menacing employees. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

$10 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Charter Survives First Amendment Scrutiny

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Byron Allen moves forward in claiming that the cable giant allows racial prejudices to get in the way of licensing African-American owned channels.

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How Cable News Covered the 2016 Campaign

Media Law Prof Blog

Early reaction to the ways in which cable news covered the 2016 campaigns, and what happens now. From the Hollywood Reporter

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Fox News Alleged to Have Paid "Astronomical" Sum to Launch Cyberattacks

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Andrea Tantaros' lawyer says Pete Snyder was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for a few dozen appearances on the cable network and suggests it implies something sinister.

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NFL Star Sends Legal Threat to CNN Over Rape Movie 'The Hunting Ground'

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Jameis Winston says he's prepared to sue if the cable news network goes ahead and airs the documentary accusing him of rape. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Andrea Tantaros Claims Fox News Bribed Twitter User in Surveillance Lawsuit

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The former cable news personality says the network bribed or extorted a Florida man into pretending his harassing tweets are innocent. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

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