Sony Corp. is back in the black for its fiscal fourth quarter, recording a 93.9 billion yen ($948 million) profit, with big help from a weaker yen that boosts overseas earnings. The Japanese electronics and entertainment company also dragged itself back to profit for the fiscal year ended March 31, following four straight years of […] More
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Just over a decade ago, the YES Network was a twinkle in the eye of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Now it is one of the most successful sports-television networks of all time. After rumors abounded for much of the week, News Corp. and Yankee Global Enterprises today announced an agreement that calls for […] More
Haivision announced that Asia’s No. 1 sports content provider, ESPN STAR Sports (ESS), is using Haivision’s Barracuda H.264 encoder and Makito decoder at its Singapore and Taiwan facilities to support live sports commentary in multiple languages. The extremely low latency of the Haivision encoder and decoder enables ESS to adopt an exceptionally fast and cost-effective […] More
News Corporation and ESPN have entered into a definitive agreement under which a unit of News Corporation will buy ESPN’s 50 percent equity interest in ESPN STAR Sports (ESS). The transaction will allow News Corporation units to own and operate all of the ESS businesses while providing ESPN more independence and flexibility in future support […] More
The tone at the start of the 60th-annual National Cable Telecommunications Association (NCTA) show, taking place this week in Chicago, was overwhelmingly positive. With more consumers watching cable channels than broadcast networks several nights a week, now is a great moment for cable. The opening general session of the show brought together a wealth of […] More
It wasn’t much of a game, but at least it wasn’t a black out. The nasty dispute between Time Warner Cable and News Corp. over monthly subscriber fees for the Fox network and other News Corp. cable channels was settled just one hour before kickoff of 2009 Sugar Bowl. Had the two sides not come […] More