The complicated, litigious narrative triangle between Charlie Ergen, hedge funder Phil Falcone and bankrupt wireless company LightSquared has entered the next courtroom-fueled chapter, with Falcone's Harbinger Capital suing Ergen and his Dish Network for $1.5 billion.
Testing the legal limits of the U.S. Supreme Court's strike-down of subscription video on demand service Aereo, Fox is now challenging Dish Network's use of nine-year-old Slingbox technology.
Making good on his company's claims that it's not done battling after a devastating Supreme Court defeat, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia on Tuesday released a broadly addressed public letter to Aereo subscribers, urging them to vent their frustration to lawmakers.
Those who scoffed at the notion that the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last week against Aereo was written too narrowly to affect other media technologies have been proven right--Fox is using the precedent in its two-year-old battle with Dish Network and its Hopper DVR.
Announced at around 10 a.m. EST, the U.S. Supreme Court's 6-3 verdict against disruptive video-on-demand platform Aereo delivered an immediate, upward stock-price jolt to the publicly traded portion of the victorious broadcast TV world.
In the process of slowly rolling out a flurry of ground-shifting decisions before adjourning at the end of June, the U.S. Supreme Court notably did not rule Monday on the case of Aereo vs. the major broadcast networks and sports leagues.
Wading through a merger deal that was made 15 years ago, a Minnesota federal court has ruled that DirecTV cannot drop lightly watched channels Reelz and Ovation TV.
Verizon upped the stakes of its broadband battle with Netflix beyond funny error messages and silly corporate blog posts Thursday. The telco giant and ISP sent a cease and desist letter to the subscription video-on-demand provider, telling it to stop displaying messages on the buffering screens of its subscribers, telling them their sluggish streaming performance is the result of congestion on Verizon's network.
Claiming that $49 billion is not enough to pay for a satellite TV programming service "on the rise," a Los Angeles shareholder has filed a class action suit against AT&T and DirecTV over their proposed merger.
The hits just keep on coming in the Los Angeles sports market for Time Warner Cable. Ratings were down nearly 50 percent for the company's regional sports network, SportsNet. And now this: Longtime Lakers Spanish-language announcer Fernando Gonzalez is suing the NBA team and Time Warner Cable for $1 million.