Friday’s CBS-Showtime blackout on Time Warner Cable was the real thing, unlike last Mon’s short blackout of CBS in some TWC markets that lasted less than 20 minutes. This time both sides appeared serious and ready to dig in, with CBS warning that TWC customers in some markets would miss its PGA Championship coverage, which doesn’t start until Thurs. More on the dispute, including the companies’ statements, here.

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Another day, more speculation on consolidation. And almost everyone is in play, except Comcast. Read on for more about the rumors and analysts’ opinions.
Cablevision posted basic video sub losses of 20K vs analysts’ estimate of 5K. More on the company’s financials here.

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Starry Gazing at What’s Next

With tight capital markets only getting worse, the stars just weren’t aligned for Starry . When the fixed wireless upstart entered the market, it had a deficiency of about $340 million to $360 million to get

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