After approving every major media merger for the past 30 years, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday resoundingly rejected the $14 billion EchoStar/DirecTV union as a monopoly that could…
Regulators drew the curtains Thursday on EchoStar's attempts to merge with DirecTV, and tacitly ushered in an almost certain second act of Rupert Murdoch's U.S. satcasting play.
ABC believes "Less Than Perfect" is more than fine, ordering a full season of the frosh Tuesday night laffer from Touchstone Television.
In another twist to the already knotted DirecTV-Echostar merger saga, DirecTV chief exec Eddy Hartenstein said he would likely walk from the deal if some resolution were not reached by January 21 of…
With Charlie Ergen of EchoStar fighting the corporate battle of his life to save the merger with DirectTV from regulatory rejection, cable godfather Charles Dolan of Cablevision may yet get to play…
In an 11th-hour bid to buy extra time to salvage its imperiled merger with DirecTV, EchoStar has asked the Federal Communications Commission for a public hearing of its direct satcast service merger…
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Is it bad taste or great timing? On Oct. 29, Universal will release the first season of "Baretta" on DVD along with a three-episode "Best of Baretta" companion disc.
The campaign to persuade the Australian government to extend the tax rebate for feature films lensed Down Under to big-budget TV productions has hit a snag at a time when TV projects from the U.S…
Execs at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. are ready to make an offer for General Motors' stake in Hughes if EchoStar's bid for DirecTV is officially rejected.
The first three episodes show the potential and the potential downfall of NBC's "Boomtown." Premise is simple -- a crime as seen from various points of view -- and the execution runs from the mundane…