Ahead of this Sunday's Super Bowl between the new England Patriots and the New York Giants, the U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE) unit has seized
16 websites that, it claims, have been streaming live sporting telecasts over the Internet, including NFL games.
A $2.5 billion lawsuit between Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC)'s now-defunct VOOM HD service and Dish Network LLC (Nasdaq: DISH) is closing in on a trial after a judge affirmed that Dish had destroyed evidence tied to the case, reports Multichannel News. Cablevision shut down VOOM in 2008 soon after Charlie Ergen & Co. scuttled its deal to carry the service. Voom claimed that EchoStar Communications (now split into two companies -- Dish, the satellite TV service; and EchoStar Corp. LLC (Nasdaq: SATS), a set-top and technology company) breached the contract. (See VOOM Death to Cost Cablevision .)
Suddenlink Communications has wrapped up a $4 million, 162-mile fiber-optic network for its Arkansas customers. The fiber net links up with Suddenlink's national network, aims to improve service reliability and will make its Arkansas systems less dependent on other carriers.