How Charter Won Approval of Its Merger

"Abandon all hope ye who enter here" is written above the gates of hell in Dante's Inferno.  And for many broadcasters, MVPDs, and telcos, it might as well be inscribed above the Federal Communications CommissionM's Portals.  In The Divine Comedy, there are nine circles of suffering for unrepentant souls -- limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery.

Amazon Prime To Stream HBO Shows

In a major licensing deal, HBO will offer its biggest original series including The Sopranos and Big Love to Amazon Prime customers as part of an exclusive agreement reached between the two parties Wednesday.

 

AllSeen Alliance Accelerates 'Internet of Everything'

Two dozen connectivity and home networking heavyweights – including Cisco and Qualcomm – plus consumer electronics firm such as LG, Panasonic and Sharp have joined the new AllSeen Alliance, which will seek to coordinate features on the “Internet of Everything.”  

Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport

With its landmark Disney carriage deal, an agreement that provides the building blocks for Dish Network to launch its own “virtual over-the-top” online video service, the satellite giant could effectively have driven a stake through the kangaroo heart of its controversial ad-skipping service, the AutoHop.

Discovery, Mediacom, Comcast Cable 'Say Yes To The Prom'

Spring is almost upon us, which means prom season is not too far behind. Discovery Communications is already preparing for the big night with a national expansion of its "Say Yes To the Prom" initiative promoting positive self-esteem in high school girls.

Pai Praises Charter's $25B Infrastructure Investment

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Friday praised Charter for its announced $25 billion infrastructure investment pledge over the next four years, which came at an oval office photo op Friday with President Donald Trump--or more specifically "YouTube video op"--and even took some credit for the new regulatory climate Charter Tom Rutledge said had made and would make that investment possible.

Pursuit Channel Bags U-verse Carriage Deal

The Pursuit Channel said it has reached a long-term carriage agreement with AT&T U-verse TV. Terms of the deal were not disclosed

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