Time to Cut Those Bloated Media Pay Checks

Is Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav really worth $156 million a year? Although Discovery Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK)’s board of directors seems to think so, it’s increasingly hard to see how. At a time when big traditional media companies are under assault from new-media upstarts and media stock prices are slumping, it’s pretty tough to justify such a… Read More

The Business Strategy Behind the Fragmenting OTT Market

This panel explores the business strategies behind the unbundling and unraveling of the industry as it moves from cable to the cloud and the subsequent sprint to build new OTT experiences. By Streaming Media Editorial Staff Posted on February 8, 2016 From Netflix, HBO and Showtime, to broader offerings such as Dish’s Sling, CBS’s All Access, Comcast’s Stream, and Apple… Read More

Time Warner Still a Target as HBO NOW Battles Netflix

Corrects in 8th paragraph that HBO, combined with Time Warner’s Cinemax, has 122 pay-TV subscribers worldwide. NEW YORK (TheStreet) — It might not officially be on the market, but Time Warner (TWX – Get Report) may still prove to be an attractive acquisition target. Though CEO Jeff Bewkes successfully fought off the hostile approaches of Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox… Read More

Telecom Lawyers, Part 3: Comcast Cable’s General Counsel, Doug Gaston, Esq.

By: Jimmy Schaeffler Jan 21 2014 – 01:29pm Since 1996, Doug Gaston has worked as one of the lawyers assisting Comcast’s team at Comcast’s base in Philadelphia. In that almost 18 years, Gaston has advanced to Comcast Cable’s senior vice president and general counsel, working closely with head corporate attorney Art Block, Esq. Gaston provides day-to-day support to the company’s… Read More

Telecom Lawyers, Part 4: Viacom’s General Counsel, Michael Fricklas, Esq.

Since 1993, Michael Fricklas has worked as a lawyer for Viacom at the company’s base in New York City. In that time frame of almost 21 years, Fricklas has advanced to Viacom’s Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary, working quite closely with Viacom’s top three executives, Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone, Esq., Viacom president and CEO, Philippe Dauman, Esq. and Viacom’s… Read More

Telecom Lawyers, Part 1: Dish’s General Counsel, Stanton Dodge, Esq.

Stanton Dodge has worked since 1996 as one of the dozens of lawyers assisting Dish Network’s chairman, Charlie Ergen, and their team of thousands of employees at the DBS provider. In that more than 17 years, Dodge has advanced to corporate secretary, executive vice president, and general counsel, but more importantly, he says he has learned to mentor and help… Read More