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Serena Williams appears on the ESPN Game Day on Aug. 17, 2013.

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Serena Williams appears on the ESPN Game Day on Aug. 17, 2013.

Why an ESPN Blackout on Dish Could Make Sense

There’s no way we could have another TV blackout just weeks after Time Warner Cable’s month-long dispute with CBS, right? Right? While there’s no indication at this point that Dish Network will stop carrying Walt Disney’s ESPN or ABC after...

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Barry Diller's Aereo is perceived as a challenger to cable companies, but it may end up helping their bottom line.

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Barry Diller's Aereo is perceived as a challenger to cable companies, but it may end up helping their bottom line.

Aereo’s Web TV Service May Be Cable Companies’ Ace in the Hole

If you’re thinking about canceling cable in favor of something cheaper, Aereo is a pretty attractive alternative at $8 to $12 a month. The online service, which is currently available in New York, plans to expand to 22 other U.S....

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The lawsuit is the latest flare-up in what’s become an increasingly acrimonious relationship over affiliate fees.

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The lawsuit is the latest flare-up in what’s become an increasingly acrimonious relationship over affiliate fees.

Cablevision’s Viacom Lawsuit: How We Got Here

Why can’t we be friends? You may have read yesterday that Cablevision is suing Viacom for forcing it to take lower-rated channels along with its most popular networks, a practice the pay-TV company claims is illegal. Cable operators and networks...

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