Court in Aereo case blesses Sling

The Dish case is playing out in a different federal circuit from the Aereo case, so the opinion by the Second Circuit is neither binding nor dispositive in the Dish case. But the Aereo majority’s seemingly blithe acceptance of Sling’s legality can’t have been welcome to Fox.

Comcast buys the rest of NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion

Comcast’s purchase of the 49 percent of NBCUniversal that it didn’t already own was expected to take several years, but the cable provider said Tuesday it has bought the rest of the company for $16.7 billion.

Can LTE-broadcast dam the mobile video deluge?

By multicasting popular content over cellular networks, carriers figure they can conserve valuable 4G capacity. But as consumers use their smartphones and tablets to personalize their multimedia consumption, the ship may have already sailed on multicast’s potential.