Conversely, Time Warner Cable investors would like to see pay-TV providers having some success in pushing back against the likes of a CBS. The failure to do so could accelerate consolidation among pay-TV companies. Time Warner Cable reports its second-quarter earnings on Thursday before the start of regular trading.
Moonves took a stab at Aereo, the upstart online company that is streaming over-the-air network television, calling the service "illegal." "We don't think it is catching on at all," he said.
Written by Leon Lazaroff in New York
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