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Dish TV Chief to Networks: Adapt or Die

Charlie Ergen defends ad skip feature, which infuriates networks

(Newser) - Networks need to develop more creative and targeted ads that viewers don't want to skip, or they risk being left in the digital dust, said the chairman and co-founder of Dish Network, America's No. 3 pay-TV distributor, reports the Wall Street Journal . In a rare interview, Charlie Ergen... More »

Sirius Seeks White Knight

Facing massive debt and under siege by a rival, company turns to Liberty Media for help

(Newser) - With $175 million in debt due Tuesday and an unwanted takeover in the offing, Sirius XM Radio is hoping for help from Liberty Media, reports the Wall Street Journal. The satellite radio company is more than $3.25 billion in debt and nearly cashless, yet remains steadfast in its efforts... More »

Sirius XM Prepares to File for Bankruptcy

(Newser) - Sirius XM is preparing to file for bankruptcy this week, the New York Times reports. The satellite radio company, which has more than $5 billion in assets and a stable of personalities such as Howard Stern, is working with financial advisers to prepare the Chapter 11 filing. The development could... More »

Market Meltdown Reshapes Forbes Rich List

Buffett bumps Gates in redrawn rankings of world's wealthiest

(Newser) - The mortgage meltdown has certainly hit middle-class Americans hard but hasn't spared the uber-wealthy, Bloomberg reports. Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson’s net worth shed $4 billion between Aug. 29 and Oct. 1, for instance, while Warren Buffett overtook Bill Gates, whose net worth declined $1.5 billion, as... More »

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