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Free Glee!

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

TV should be simple. We want to watch the shows we want to watch whenever and wherever we want to watch them. Channels that stop us from watching them [Fox, are you listening?] are hastening their own deaths.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Still ticking: 39-year-old pitcher Pedro Martinez is thinking about pitching next season after taking the year off.

Disputes Over More Money Should Not Hurt the Fans

George Atallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
George Atallah

The result of corporate interests attempting to hold fans hostage during labor disputes will likely cause significant damage to the loyalty and dedication of millions of Americans who watch football every week

The Fox TV/Cablevision Fight, and How The FCC Can Find Its 'Man Pants.'

Harold Feld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harold Feld

How on Earth did the FCC get reduced from the consumer protection "cop on the beat" to pathetically tweeting the playoffs?

Free Web TV Could Take A Hit From Cable Disputes

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — Broadcasters took a big step toward eliminating free TV shows on the Web after they blocked access to their programming online thi...

WATCH: Cablevision's News Corp Ad Parodied

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The heated standoff between News Corp and Cablevision just got funny. A contract dispute between the two companies has forced more than 3 million cus...


AP | ANDREW VANACORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Some 3 million cable TV subscribers in the New York area were without Fox programming for a fifth day. The dispute over how much Cab...

It's Time to End All Blackouts

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

It's time to put and end to the practice of using blackouts as leverage once and for all. But that's why it's all the more important to have someone representing the interests of sports fans here in Washington.

Fox Steps Over the Internet Line; But There's Nothing To Be Done

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Over the weekend, Fox committed what should be considered one of the grossest violations of the open Internet committed by a U.S. company. Unfortunately, there was no one to call them on it.

News Corp. Shuts Off Hulu Access To Cablevision Customers – And Turns It Back On

All Things D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One new twist to the Cablevision/News Corp. fight: News Corp. has cut off Cablevision subscribers' access to its shows on Hulu, the video site joint v...

Fox Blackout May Prevent MLB Playoff Broadcasts

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Cablevision, the service provider for 3 million customers in the New York area, and Fox parent News Corp. failed to solve a dispute o...

It's Not Always Sunny for Philadelphia and New York Sports Fans

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Comcast has used its control over two regional sports networks to withhold sports programming from competitors and should make sports fans wary of the pending Comcast-NBCU merger.

Cablevision Profit Soars Despite Decline At Newsday

AP | DEBORAH YAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — Cablevision Systems Corp. said net income for the first quarter more than tripled as the New York-area cable TV company added mor...

Cablevision Offers Free SAT Prep As Incentive

New York Times | Jacques Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the latest sign of the premium that society places on an elite education, and the lengths some will go to get a leg up in securing it, Cablevision ...

Cablevision To Buy Bresnan Communications For $1.37 Billion

AP | DEBORAH YAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Cablevision Systems Corp. said Monday it will pay $1.4 billion to expand far beyond its focus in the New York City area with the purchase of Bresnan C...

Is Your iPad Battery Already Dead?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Today's most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: After selling 120,000 iPads on the first day of pre-orders, Apple announced ...

Newsday -- Say It Ain't So!

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Warren Goldstein

Is it really possible that a paper with the stature of Newsday could succumb to the pressures of a crude nativist bully of a politician like Steve Levy?

ABC-Cablevision Just A Sign Of More Broadcast-Cable Operator Fee Disputes

AP | DEBORAH YAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — Stay tuned for more fee disputes threatening local television stations on cable TV lineups. Broadcasters hurt by declining ad re...

ABC Almost Pulls the Plug on the Oscars--and Dies a Little More

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

My 84-year-old mother, a cantankerous person, is a Cablevision subscriber who I contacted minutes before the Oscar ceremonies were to commence for a m...

2010 Oscars: A Mixed Bag of Predictability

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Years from now this telecast will be remembered as the year a woman won Best Director and James Cameron's ego shrunk a little.

Cablevision-ABC Deadline Looms In Feud, Millions Of New Yorkers May Miss Academy Awards

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Cablevision's 3.1 million subscribers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut had their access to the Academy Awards telecast restore...

ABC, Cablevision Dispute Might Mean Curtains For Oscars

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Co. on Monday began warning Cablevision subscribers in New York that the local ABC television station signal may go da...

Cablevision Posts Profit, Revenue Up 5%

AP | DEBORAH YAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Cablevision Systems Corp., the nation's fifth-largest cable TV operator, posted a profit for the fourth quarter as more customers signed up for digita...

Hulu May Start Charging for Access to Shows : MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 22, 2010

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Hulu is considering charging users for access to popular shows. While the joint venture between NBC, Fox and Disney has grown to popularity by allow...

Cablevision, Scripps Deal: Food Network, HGTV Back To Cablevision Customers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Cablevision customers in the New York Tri-State area can watch the Food Network and HGTV again beginning Thursday. Cablevision Syste...