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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus