Big four networks aim to own more of their programs, WSJ reports The percentage of shows that the big four television networks own or have a stake in has risen in recent years as owning shows has become a priority due to lucrative rerun and cross platform rights, said The Wall Street Journal. Walt Disney’s (DIS) ABC will own or have a stake in almost 70% of its coming schedule, compared with 48% in 2010, while Fox (FOXA), CBS (CBS) and Comcast’s (CMCSA) NBC will also own or have stakes in the majority of their lineups' shows, the report noted. Reference Link
Moonves says 'nobody surprised' by Charter deal for Time Warner Cable Moonves said he expects Charter's (CHTR) proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable (TWC) will face less regulatory challenge than the proposed Comcast (CMCSA) deal for TWC did. CBS (CBS) CEO Les Moonves is speaking on CNBC.