THE NIXED KNICKS
You’re going to want to stab another few pins into your Time Warner voodoo doll after hearing this one. For years, the cable conglomerate has been offering discounted (or even free) service to buildings’ supers in exchange for easier access to its repair technicians.
The dispute over licensing fees between Time-Warner Cable and Madison Square Garden Entertainment—which owns the New York Knicks and MSG TV—has blacked out the majority of Knicks coverage for New Yorkers since the beginning of 2012. In January, talks had completely stalled out.
The Observer has now learned that MSG Entertainment chairman James Dolan and Time-Warner Cable chairman Glenn A. Britt finally returned to the negotiating table earlier this week.
As details roll out about the Oprah Winfrey Network (launching on Discovery Health January 1), it’s clear that, more than ever, it pays to be one of Oprah’s friends.
The Oprah Effect, which was the subject of its own CNBC special, can be credited with the rise of many media stars, Read More
In the parlance of the data-center crowd, 111 Eighth Avenue is New York’s premier “CoHo”, or “Carrier Hotel”.
The building’s enormous size and position directly over an important fiber optic line make it one of the “world’s choicest pieces of Internet real estate.”
Wall Street caught on to this early, moving electronic trading Read More
Among the trove of diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks this weekend was one particularly juicy tech nugget.
The hacker attack which led to Google’s departure from from mainland China was in fact orchestrated by a senior member of the Chinese Politburo, reports The Guardian.
Google has insisted all along that China was behind Read More
David Janollari and Chris Linn are officially taking control of the programming and production teams at MTV.
The pair of promotions was announced on Tuesday by Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music and Logo Group, and MTV’s general manager, Stephen Friedman.
“They are the perfect team to continue our momentum and help take MTV Read More
Last night, Conan O’Brien returned to late night TV for the first time since his acrimonious departure from NBC in January. The debut episode of his new TBS show, “Conan,” was a hit with higher ratings than Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show,” Dave Letterman’s “Late Show,” “The Daily Show,” and “The Colbert Report.” Read More
As part of her final season victory lap, Oprah Winfrey is communing with some of her fellow daytime talk legends.
Tomorrow’s episode of the “Oprah Winfrey Show” will feature appearances from Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue, Geraldo Rivera, Sally Jessy Raphael, and Montel Williams. This much nineties nostalgia and daytime talk power has never Read More
It's the web stupid
Much of Jon Stewart’s schtick involves critiquing the media, but those who question Stewart face the wrath of his devoted followers.
At his Oct. 30 “Rally to Restore Fear and/or Sanity” where he spoke before approximately 200,000 supporters, Stewart focused on the press, or as he described it, “the country’s 24-hour political pundit Read More
If you just ignore a problem long enough, it will go away. Right?
That seems to be the strategy of the cable companies. Last week Comcast reported that it had lost 275,000 subscribers in the third quarter and this week Time Warner announced it had seen 155,000 customers terminate their service.
When faced with these Read More