| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Los Angeles Dodgers President Stan Kasten isn't worried about the distribution prospects for the team's new cable network.
"These things always get worked out," Kasten told the Los Angeles Times when asked about potential resistance Time Warner Cable --...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:16 AM
After the coffee. Before reassessing my priorities.
The Skinny: I'm going to try to take a quick look at CNN's new morning show (which aired at 3 a.m out here) so I can at least see the opening. Monday's headlines include the incredible performance...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:19 AM
After the coffee. Before considering a new air conditioner.
The Skinny: After writing the words News Corp. for my entire career, I now have to start writing 21st Century Fox when describing the company that houses Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Shares of U.S. cable companies rose at the end of the week on continued talk that media mogul John Malone is pushing to orchestrate a deal between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable. Time Warner Cable's stock advanced 3.9% to $112.48 at the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before another trip to the chiropractor.
The Skinny: I saw "Don Jon" on Saturday. Good stuff although a little depressing. Hope to catch "Gravity" this week. Monday's headlines include the box office recap and Nielsen's plans to...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:32 PM
John Malone's Liberty Media Corp. has paid Comcast Corp. $417 million in cash to buy back shares in Liberty Media that Comcast held.
Comcast's interest in Liberty dates back to the Philadelphia-based cable company's sale 10 years ago of its stake in...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Cable's toughest cowboy is saddling up again.
This year, John Malone's Colorado company, Liberty Media Corp., acquired nearly a third of the stock in Charter Communications, the nation's fourth-largest cable company.
The move came 14 years after...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Are pay-TV distributors DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications looking to create their own version of Aereo -- the start-up that transmits the over-the-air broadcast television signals to consumers via the Internet?
That's what a story...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Univision News anchor Jorge Ramos knows firsthand the challenges facing media companies as they struggle to respond to younger viewers' dramatically different media consumption habits.
Ramos’ U.S.-born teenage son Nicolas doesn’t regularly...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:49 AM
After the coffee. Before cranking "Rock 'n' Roll Animal."
The Skinny: When other kids were buying Beatles albums, I was buying the Velvet Underground's "Loaded." Lou Reed made me feel blue when I wanted to feel blue and lifted me up when I wanted to get...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 8:35 AM
The month-long distribution fight with CBS took its toll on Time Warner Cable.
The cable giant said it lost 306,000 video subscribers in the third quarter and attributed most of the defections to its nasty battle with CBS which led to a blackout on Time...