Peter Kafka

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Fox, DISH–But Not Cablevision–Work Out Rights Deal

One down, at least one more to go: Fox has solved one programming fee dispute by patching things up with the DISH satellite TV network. That means News Corp.’s TV arm will restore some channels that it had yanked from DISH subscribers earlier this month. And it’s a safe bet that DISH subscribers will end up with higher bills, as the service has agreed to pay Fox and its News Corp. parent more money for its shows. No word on the similar 14-day standoff between Fox and Cablevision, though. (News Corp. also owns Dow Jones, which owns this site.)


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald