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Barry Diller on Aereo: ‘If We Lose, We’re Finished’

barry diller aereo interviewIAC chairman Barry Diller says he “can’t see any path forward” for Aereo in the event the Supreme Court rules against the service.

“If we lose, we’re finished,” Diller told  Bloomberg TV’s Erik Schatzker. “It’s very possible that there’s some salvage. But Aereo would probably, as I say probably just because I can’t — I can’t see any path forward.” IAC is the major backer of the streaming service which takes the signals of local TV stations and distributes them to paying subscribers who watch via their internet service provider, not over the air. “It probably would not be able to continue in business,” Diller added.

The case goes before the Supreme Court on April 22. A week later, at the TVNewser Show, we’ll be discussing the future of Aereo. Among our panelists is Tom Taylor, the Assistant Managing Editor of Bloomberg BNA’s United States Law Week, who will be monitoring the arguments. Click here for more information and to register.

Video of Schatzker’s interview with Diller is after the jump. Read more

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Business Networks Live From Davos

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The World Economic Forum annual meeting is underway in Switzerland, and all three business networks have correspondents in Davos for the week.

Liz Claman is in Davos for FBN. Claman will interview several executives, including the CEOs of Aetna, NASDAQ, Citigroup and Coca-Cola. Also in Davos this week: Maria Bartiromo, who is expected to join FBN next month. Bartiromo will moderate a panel discussion Thursday.

Bloomberg TV has several correspondents at the forum: Francine Lacqua, Tom Keene, Erik Schatzker, Stephanie Ruhle and Hans Nichols.

Andrew Ross Sorkin is in Davos for CNBC. Becky Quick and Joe Kernen will join him tomorrow and the three will host “Squawk Box” live from Switzerland this week.

Bloomberg EIC: Journalists Using Terminals For Subscriber Information ‘Inexcusable’

The editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, Matthew Winkler, has posted a letter apologizing for allowing journalists at the company to access some information about individual subscribers to the Bloomberg Terminal. Journalists at the company were able to access some personal information and login activity at executives at major Wall Street firms and even potentially government agencies, in an effort to get scoops on big stories.

As I wrote in “The Bloomberg Way,” our guide for reporters and editors, “The appearance of impropriety can be as damaging to a reputation as doing something improper. Because we hold others accountable for disclosure, we expect the same of ourselves. While disclosing errors of judgment may be embarrassing, the sooner the lapses are reported, the sooner there is nothing more to say….”

Our reporters should not have access to any data considered proprietary. I am sorry they did. The error is inexcusable. Last month, we immediately changed our policy so that reporters now have no greater access to information than our customers have. Removing this access will have no effect on Bloomberg news-gathering.

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Business Networks Head To Davos For World Economic Forum

This week the World Economic Forum is once again  being held in the sleepy ski town of Davos, Switzerland, and the business networks are on the scene to try and score chats with market shakers and world leaders.

CNBC has anchors Maria Bartiromo and Andrew Ross Sorkin in Davos, along with senior economics reporter Steve Liesman, Sorkin will co-anchor “Squawk Box” from Davos Wednesday-Friday, while Bartiromo and Liesman will be appearing on various programs throughout the week.

Fox Business Network has Liz Claman in Davos, with coverage kicking off Wednesday at 11 AM, and continuing through Friday.

Bloomberg TV has Erik Schatzker, Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua at the Forum, along with reporter Olivia Sterns. BTV coverage starts at 1 AM ET (6 AM GMT) tomorrow, and continues through Friday. Lacqua will anchor “On the Move,” Keene will anchor “Bloomberg Surveillance” and Schatzker will co-anchor “Market Makers” from Davos.

With Markets Closed, Business Networks Shift to Hurricane Coverage

The three business networks have turned their focus to severe weather coverage today as Hurricane Sandy forced the close of the stock markets. Bloomberg TV, Fox Business and CNBC have all set special coverage plans for today that focus on the economic impact of the storm, expected to make landfall later today.

Bloomberg TV will shift into special Hurricane Sandy coverage at 1pmET, which is when the storm’s intensity is supposed to increase on the East Coast. Stephanie Ruhle and Erik Schatzker anchor the 1pmET hour, Betty Liu anchors the 2pmET hour and Trish Regan and Adam Johnson anchor from 3-6pmET. Meteorologist Bonnie Schneider is handling weather forecasts.

Fox Business broadcast a special report in place of “Imus in the Morning” this morning, anchored by Dagen McDowell and Connell McShane. FBN’s Robert Gray is in Battery Park and Sandra Smith is at the CME throughout the day. Neil Cavuto will host primetime coverage of the storm tonight beginning at 7pmET.

CNBC will have regular programming until 7pmET. The network is replacing “The Kudlow Report” with a live two-hour special report anchored by Bill Griffeth and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

Obama on Matthews: ‘Four years ago, I gave him a thrill up his leg. This time around, I gave him a stroke’

FNC’s Roger Ailes sits behind Pres. Obama, Gov. Romney and Cardinal Dolan at annual Al Smith dinner.

Pres. Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney set aside their political differences for a few minutes to poke fun at themselves, at each other, and at the media, at the annual Al Smith dinner last night in New York City. But the politicians weren’t the only ones to break bread with their rivals at the event, which this TVNewser attended: media executives and personalities from competing networks mingled over dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria.

The candidates, who sat on either side of Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the New York Catholic Archdiocese, were flanked on the dais by some of the television industry’s most famous faces. Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes sat among two people who have him to thank for their start in TV: on his left, Maria Bartiromo, who Ailes hired at CNBC in 1993, and on his right, one seat away, Chris Matthews, who Ailes hired in 1994 at the network that would become MSNBC. Katie Couric and Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson, Jr. were also seated on the dais.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews chats with Roger Ailes.

Both candidates took aim at the media in their lighthearted speeches, which all three of the general cable networks broadcast live.

“I particularly want to apologize to Chris Matthews,” Pres. Obama said of his performance in the first Presidential debate. “Four years ago, I gave him a thrill up his leg. This time around, I gave him a stroke.”

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Bloomberg TV’s New Lineup Launches Tomorrow

Back in April we noted that Bloomberg TV would be shaking up its daytime lineup after the departure of Margaret Brennan. Now we have a date for the new lineup: tomorrow, Monday June 18th.

What are the changes? A refresher:

A simulcast of Tom Keene‘s radio program “Surveillance” which airs from 6-8amET replacing “Inside Track” which was hosted by Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle

Betty Liu will continue to anchor “In the Loop” from 8-10amET. Then, Schatzker and Ruhle will host a new show at 10am, replacing Brennan’s “In Business.”

We have more details now: Keene’s show will actually be an all-new show across TV, radio and digital, not just a simulcast of his existing radio show. In addition Bloomberg is launching a new noon show called “Lunch Money.”

Margaret Brennan leaving Bloomberg TV as Net Shakes Up Mornings

Margaret Brennan, who has been with Bloomberg TV for nearly three years, is leaving the network, TVNewser has learned. Brennan joined Bloomberg from CNBC in 2009. Brennan’s departure, described as mutual, comes as the network plans changes to its morning lineup later this Spring.

Andrew Morse, head of U.S. TV for Bloomberg, says the changes are a continuation of Bloomberg’s “evolution into a digital, multi-platform news organization.” The changes have included a round of staff cuts as well as the posting of new positions, last month.

The programming shifts include a simulcast of Tom Keene‘s radio program “Surveillance” which airs from 6-8amET replacing “Inside Track” which was hosted by Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle.

“It’s not just doing TV on the radio,” Morse tells TVNewser, “but a true multi-media program.” The show will stream on Bloomberg.com and on the Bloomberg TV+ and Radio+ tablet apps. Keene will be joined by Sara Eisen, Scarlet Fu and Ken Prewitt.

Betty Liu will continue to anchor “In the Loop” from 8-10amET. Then, Schatzker and Ruhle will host a new show at 10am, replacing Brennan’s “In Business.”

In a Media Beat interview last summer, Brennan told us about her decision to leave CNBC for Bloomberg, and also hinted at a true passion: international reporting. Brennan’s final day hosting “In Business” is this Friday.

Keene’s NoonET program goes away and will be replaced by a what Morse calls a “high-profile ensemble cast” who will be assessing the market at Midday.

Is Davos ‘A Giant Fancy Cocktail Party … or Something More Meaningful?’

For Bloomberg TV anchor Erik Schatzker, putting his experience reporting from Davos into words is a challenge.

“There are too many superlatives to even begin to use one,” Schatzker tells TVNewser. “From a reporting standpoint, this is the single greatest reporting opportunity anyone in my business could have.”

Schatzker is one of several reporters, including Fox Business Network’s Liz Claman and CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, in Switzerland this week for the World Economic Forum. In is his fourth year covering the event, Schatzker is anchoring “InsideTrack” live from Davos through Friday.

With the world’s economic leaders all convened in the Swiss village today through Sunday, Schatzker says the key to making his coverage stand out is the ability to grab guests from the Congress Center on the fly.

“I try not to be chained to the studio,” he said. “It’s important to see people, talk to them about what’s going on, and make my reporting as effective as possible.”

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Bloomberg Targets CNBC in Ad Campaign

Bloomberg TV is launching its first advertising campaign, seeking to steal viewers away from cable business news leader CNBC. The campaign will be focused on the New York tri-state area (where most of the Wall St. power brokers live and work) and will feature both television and out-of-home spots.

Bloomberg TV’s Margaret Brennan was in the mediabistro.com offices yesterday for a Media Beat interview. Among other subjects, she talked about her place in the ad campaign:

Look for the full interview on TVNewser July 11.

The campaign also features Bloomberg anchors including Erik Schatzker, Deirdre Bolton and Betty Liu. As part of the campaign, Bloomberg ads will take over the entire 4/5 subway station on Wall St. in September. The New York Times has more on the ads:

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