Satellite television

  1. Viacom, DirecTV Reach New Carriage Agreement

    July 20, 2012 7:21 AM EDT Viacom and DirecTV have reached a new carriage agreement, they said early Friday. The deal ends a two-week standoff that led to a blackout of such networks as MTV, Comedy Central, BET and Nickelodeon in the about 20 million homes of the satellite ...

  2. Viacom Blocks Online Episodes in DirecTV Carriage Fee Dispute

    July 12, 2012 8:36 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Viacom is ramping up its war with DirecTV over how much it is paid for shows including "The Daily Show" and "SpongeBob SquarePants." Unfortunately, its latest tactic is causing some collateral damage. Viacom on ...

  3. DirecTV Drops 26 Viacom Channels Following Carriage Fee Negotiation Impasse

    July 11, 2012 7:33 AM EDT Satellite TV operator DirecTV today dropped 26 Viacom channels from its service following negotiation impasse over the network's carriage fees. Those include music channels MTV, BET, VH1, CMT as well as Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. DirecTV ...

  4. BSkyB To Shutter Sky Songs

    December 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Satellite TV giant and U.K. ISP BSkyB is to shutter its Sky Songs service on Feb. 7, 2011. The service was launched in October 2009 and offered unlimited streaming and five MP3 downloads for £4.99 ($7.87) a month. However, it is reported that Sky ...

  5. BSkyB Launches Digital Music Service

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Almost 15 months after first announcing the service with Universal as the first major on board, leading pay-TV provider and Internet Service Provider BSkyB is finally about to launching its digital music service. Sky Songs offers access to over 4 ...

  6. Sky Arts Boosts Music Programming With 'Songbook'

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sky Arts, the U.K. arts and culture niche TV network operated by Rupert Murdoch's satellite-delivered BSkyB platform, is launching its new "Songbook" series on May 1. Sky Arts says the eight-part, one-hour weekly series, sponsored b ...

  7. Bugs Interactive Looks To Taiwan

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Leading South Korean online music company Bugs Interactive is set to join the already crowded market in Taiwan through a joint venture. Leading South Korean online music company Bugs Interactive is set to join the already crowded market in Taiwan ...

  8. ICM To Represent Zingy

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mobile media publisher makes push for TV. Mobile media publisher and aggregator Zingy has signed with talent and literary agency ICM for exclusive TV representation. The agency will be the a sales agent on behalf of Zingy's original, multi-pl ...

  9. House Lawmakers To Intro Audio Flag Bill

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Includes HD radio, satellite radio component. Includes HD radio, satellite radio component. News ...

  10. BET Jazz Evolves to BET J

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST DIRECTV will launch the revamped channel on March 1. DIRECTV will launch the revamped channel on March 1. News ...

  11. DirecTV Partners With Network Live

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Satellite operator has 15 million subscribers. DirecTV has joined the Network Live music concert collective as the first TV distribution partner. The satellite operator gains exclusive TV rights to air Network Live concerts. DirecTV will begin off ...

  12. French Ruling Favors Canal Plus

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Upholding a decision by France's competition watchdog in March, a French court of appeal is allowing the Canal Plus group to link its premium channel along with its multichannel CanalSat satellite pla PARIS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Upholdi ...

  13. Sky Network TV In $20 Mil Prime Deal

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST In an unusual twist for the broadcast sector, New Zealand's dominant pay TV platform Sky Network TV Ltd. said that it agreed to acquire the country's major regional free-to-air broadcaster, Prime Tele SYDNEY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- I ...

  14. Forgent Sues TV Companies Over Patents

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Software and intellectual property licensing firm Forgent Networks on July 14 said it has filed a lawsuit against 15 cable and satellite TV companies for infringing on a digital video recording patent (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Software and intel ...

  15. Satellite Firms Launch Florida Suit

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT DirecTV and EchoStar Communications have jointly filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of provisions of Florida's communications services tax law. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- DirecTV and EchoStar Communications have jointly filed ...

  16. DirecTV Sues Former Service Agents For Fraud

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Satellite television provider DirecTV Group Inc. on April 19 said it filed a lawsuit against 12 people, including 10 former customer service agents it believes engaged in a scheme to defraud DirecTV. (Reuters) -- Satellite television provider Dire ...

  17. CCE, Ventura Ink DVD Deal

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST HD video music programs planned. HD video music programs planned. News ...

  18. MGM Ups Jecmen

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST MGM Studios, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., has promoted Judith A. Jecmen to senior VP, legal finance. She will report to Jonathan Bader, the studio's executive VP of business affairs. MGM Studios, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., has ...

  19. UMG To Launch Music Channel With EchoStar

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group and satellite TV provider EchoStar Communications Corp. are in talks to launch a new 24-hour music channel, sources tell Billboard.biz. Universal Music Group and satellite TV provider EchoStar Communications Corp. are in talk ...

  20. News Corp. Sued Over Latin American TV Consolidation

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An affiliate of a Venezuelan media conglomerate is suing to block a deal by News Corp. and DirecTV Group to restructure their satellite television properties in Latin America. NEW YORK (Reuters) -- An affiliate of a Venezuelan media conglomerate i ...

  21. DirecTV Consolidates LatAm Satellite Ops

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Ltd. on Oct. 11 said it will sell its stake in Sky Latin America to its DirecTV Group for $579 million, creating satellite broadcast monopolies in a region where profits ha NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Rupert Murdoch' ...

  22. Satellite-TV Broadcast Bill Clears House Hurdle

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The House approved legislation Oct. 6 that allows DirecTV, EchoStar and other satellite TV companies to rebroadcast network programming. WASHINGTON, D.C. ( The Hollywood Reporter ) -- The House approved legislation Oct. 6 that allows DirecTV, Echo ...

  23. MGM Music Unit Names Senior VP

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MGM Music, a division of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., has tapped Julia Michels as senior VP of music. MGM Music, a division of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., has tapped Julia Michels as senior VP of music. Michels joins the company ...

  24. Satellite TV Giant EchoStar Reports Loss

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Satellite TV company EchoStar Communications Corp. reported a $43 million loss for the first quarter of 2004, partly due to charges associated with the early redemption of bonds. Satellite TV company EchoStar Communications Corp. reported a $43 mi ...

  25. UMG Sued For Misappropriating Trade Secrets

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Uncensored Music Network, a start-up group, is suing Universal Music Group and DirecTV for allegedly stealing its idea for a commercial-free premium TV channel touting musician freedom of expression. NEW YORK--Uncensored Music Network, a start-up ...

  26. EchoStar Satellite Drops CBS in 16 Cities

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Echostar Communications Corp. on Tuesday dropped local CBS stations from its satellite service in 16 cities and dropped MTV, Nickelodeon and other cable channels nationwide after contract talks with V Echostar Communications Corp. on Tuesday dropp ...

  27. Cinram, MGM Enter DVD/VHS Partnership

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toronto-based Cinram International has signed a multi-year agreement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in Los Angeles for DVD and VHS manufacturing and distribution in the United States and Canada. Toronto-based Cinram International has signed a mu ...