As regulators sounded the death knell for one media merger last week, another bolted from the starting gate. The Dept. of Justice nixed the merger of EchoStar and DirecTV on Oct. 31. That was the…
The Justice Dept. delivered a knockout blow Thursday to the merger of EchoStar and DirecTV. After a 12-month review, the agency called the deal anti-competitive and bad for consumers and plans to go…
Attorneys for the Justice Dept. plan to file suit to block a merger of rival satcasters EchoStar and DirecTV, according to press reports Wednesday. Their move comes despite a last-ditch effort by the…
"24" isn't getting off to the spectacular start that it did in its debut season when the focus was singular and clear-cut. That debut had its odd moments before ending with a gun battle involving a…
Pubcaster ZDF's Helmut Reitze has been named topper at regional pubcaster Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) and will take up the post in May when Klaus Berg retires.
ABC has booked another year of "NYPD Blue," picking up the Steven Bochco cop drama for an 11th season.
Ailing German pay TV platform Premiere scored two goals Tuesday by signing a multiyear output deal with MGM and acquiring a film package from Warner Bros. that includes "Harry Potter and the…
DirecTV intends to make some money -- even if that means slower subscriber growth. The quarterly financials of parent Hughes Electronics, released Monday, showed fewer new subscribers to the…
Blighty's biggest commercial television groups Granada and Carlton -- the two major stakeholders in the struggling ITV network -- are once again in serious merger talks.
News that government regulators have rejected the merger of satcasters EchoStar and DirecTV moved stock prices up all over the pay TV sector on Friday, with cable operators among the biggest winners.
There's at least one man sporting a Cheshire Cat grin now that the Federal Communications Commission has put the kibosh on EchoStar's merger with DirecTV -- Rupert Murdoch.