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Penske Doesn't Buy Newsweek

Despite reports that a sale of Newsweek by Barry Diller's IAC/Interactive to Penske Media, owner of Deadline.com and Variety, was all but a done deal, it was announced on Saturday that IBT Media, publisher of...

Aereo Wins Again

roadcasters have lost another round against the Barry Diller-backed Aereo service, which picks up their signals over the air on tiny antennas assigned to individual subscribers and sends them to the subscribers' mobile devices. On...

Aereo Service To Become Available On Game Devices

PlayOn, which allows its subscribers to watch videos on the Internet via wi-fi-enabled gaming devices, said on Tuesday that it has struck a deal with the controversial Barry Diller-backed Aereo service that will also bring...

Broadcasters Go To Court Again Against Antenna Service

roadcasters are making a new stab at trying to block the Aereokiller service, which, like Aereo, provides consumers with tiny remote antennas that send their choice of programs to them over the Internet. Our complaint...

Aereo Changing Pricing

The Barry Diller-backed Aereo service, which allows users to watch broadcast TV shows on mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone or on their personal computers, announced a new subscription plan on Monday. Subscribers willing...

Live On Your Iphone: Abc

In what at first glance appears to be an effort to undercut Barry Diller's Aereo service, which provides broadcast signals over the Internet to subscribers, ABC announced on Sunday that it will launch an app...

Aereo Seeks To Block Further Lawsuits

Following CBS's declaration that it will attempt to block Aereo from setting up shop in Boston, the Barry Diller-controlled company has asked a federal court in New York for a declaratory judgment that would in...

Is Aereo Worth The Legal Battle? Says Diller: "I Do Not Know"

With individual broadcasters threatening to sue him in every market where he tries to introduce his Aereo service -- which delivers local broadcasts to smartphones, laptops and tablets via the Internet -- Barry Diller isn't...

Aero No Threat, Sinclair Broadcast Ceo Insists

The head of Sinclair Broadcast Group, which with its recent acquisition of the Fisher Communications TV stations now owns 29 Fox affiliates, has pooh-poohed the notion that Barry Diller's Aereo service poses a threat to...

Carey: Aereo May Force Fox Off Airwaves, Onto Cable

News Corp President Chase Carey on Monday threatened to shut down Fox Broadcasting and turn it into a cable-only network if the courts reject the broadcast networks' efforts to shut down Barry Diller's Aereo service....

Analyst: Cable Operators Likely To Welcome Aereo

Cable companies could find that they have a mighty ally, Barry Diller's Aereo, in their battle with broadcasters over retransmission fees -- at least in the short run, BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield observed in a...

Broadcasters File New Lawsuits To Shut Down Aereo

Several broadcasters, including Fox, Univision and PBS, filed a brief on Friday challenging a federal judge's decision to allow Barry Diller's Aereo service to continue streaming their signals in New York City without permission....

Broadcasters File New Lawsuits To Shut Down Aereo

Several broadcasters, including Fox, Univision and PBS, filed a brief on Friday challenging a federal judge's decision to allow Barry Diller's Aereo service to continue streaming their signals in New York City without permission. Aereo...

Aereo Coming To All Major Cities By Next Year

Given at least a temporary go-ahead by a federal judge on Wednesday, Barry Diller says he is planning to expand his Aereo streaming service to most of the largest U.S. cities by the end of...

Diller Beats The Networks -- For Now

Barry Diller won a major battle against the major broadcast networks on Wednesday when a federal judge declined to issue an injunction that would block his Aereo system from operating. "Now we can really begin...

Networks In Legal Battles On Two Fronts

Efforts by the major broadcasters to protect their business models against technological innovations hit legal roadblocks in two New York courtrooms on Wednesday. In one, a federal judge granted the DISH satellite service a temporary...

Diller's Tv System Faces Court Test On Wednesday

A federal court is expected to rule Wednesday on the effort by the nation's leading broadcast networks to shut down Aereo, a $12-a-month service backed by media entrepreneur Barry Diller that allows users to view...

Diller Wins Round One Against Networks

Barry Diller has won an unexpected early-round legal victory against the major broadcast networks, as a federal judge on Monday threw out an unfair-competition complaint that they had filed against Diller's Aereo service. The service...

Diane Von Furstenberg Goes On A Walk To Fire People

Diane von Furstenberg takes people on a walk if she wants to fire them. The Belgium-born designer - who is best known for her iconic wrap dress - enjoys having ''serious'' conversations with people while...

Diller Prepping For A "Great Fight" With Broadcasters

Aereo, the new broadcasting service being launched by media mogul Barry Diller, maintained in a court filing on Monday that it is "entirely lawful" and that it plans to operate within regulatory guidelines. The Aereo...

Lawsuit Seeks To Block Aero Streaming Tv Service

As was widely predicted, several television broadcasters in New York have filed suit in federal court in New York in an effort to block the Aero streaming TV service from launching on March 14. The...

Diane Von Furstenberg Recovering After Ski Accident

Diane von Furstenberg won't let her recent skiing injury affect her New York Fashion Week show. The 64-year-old fashion designer was enjoying a ski break with her husband Barry Diller when an inexperienced skier lost...

Diller And Malone Divorce

Barry Diller, one of the first major entertainment moguls to recognize the potential of the Internet, and John Malone, head of the sprawling Liberty Media, have come to a parting of the ways -- sort...

Generous Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg is set to give away half her fortune to charity.The designer has promised to donate 50 per cent of her wealth to the Giving Pledge - an initiative set up by Microsoft...

Redstone Unfazed By Release Of "Bribery" Tape

Sumner Redstone, the chairman of Viacom and CBS, was reported to be delighted with the notoriety he achieved this week when a recording of a voicemail message to a celebrity website was broadcast on numerous...

Redstone Asks Reporter To Give Up Source

In an astonishing telephone recording, topped perhaps only by the recent recorded rants of Mel Gibson, Viacom and CBS Chairman Sumner Redstone has seemingly offered a bribe to a reporter for giving up the name...

Diller The Worst Is Yet To Come

Media mogul and Internet investor Barry Diller says that he's holding off adding to his holdings because prices of companies he may be interested in are "still artificially high." In an interview with CNBC, the...

Diller And Malone Are Pals Again

Suddenly and surprisingly media moguls Barry Diller and John Malone have patched things up. Malone will not pull Liberty Media out of Diller's InterActiveCorp, as was widely presumed following a Delaware court decision favoring Diller....

Malone And Diller Square Off In Delaware Court

Although numerous analysts had predicted that the dispute between billionaire media moguls Barry Diller and John Malone would never see the light of a courtroom and would be settled early on, a Delaware chancery judge...

Diller Admits He May Lose To Malone

In a comment that surprised his New York audience Tuesday, Barry Diller conceded that he may lose his InterActive Corp. to John Malone's Liberty Corp. when a Delaware judge rules on his dispute with Malone...

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