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New Tv Sets Will Track Viewers' USAge

Manufacturers of new state-of-the-art TV sets with the built-in capability to connect to the Internet will likely use software from San Francisco-based Cognitive Networks Inc. that will track what viewers are watching and relay that...

Malone's German Cable Plans Suffer A Setback

The apparent plans of John Malone to create the kind of cable superpower overseas that he achieved in the U.S. when his Tele-Communications Inc. was the dominant cable operator in the 1990s suffered a setback...

Reporters At Olympics Site Being Harassed, Says Rights Group

New York-based Human Rights Watch have accused authorities in Sochi, Russia of harassing and intimidating journalists who have written critical stories about preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in that city. During the run-up...

Hulu Sale Off The Table -- Despite Billion-dollar Offers

The three owners of Hulu -- 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal, and Disney/ABC -- have rejected all bids for the video site and will instead arrange for a $750-million loan to make it more competitive with...

Media Asks Judge For Greater Access To Manning Trial

More than 20 organizations representing a wide spectrum of the news media, including the Los Angeles Times, Fox News, NPR, Forbes magazine, Britain's Guardian newspaper, and the New Yorker, have sent a letter to the...

Time Warner Cable May Take Stake In Hulu

The parent companies of Fox TV, ABC, and NBC may have a new partner in operating Hulu, the video website that streams TV episodes online to U.S. audiences. Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday that Time...

Scandal Hits Bloomberg News

eporters for the Bloomberg news service reportedly had special access to the activity of traders using Bloomberg's business terminals and were thus able to track some of their interests. Rival CNBC reported that a Bloomberg...

Is Aereo Worth The Legal Battle? Says Diller: "I Do Not Know"

With individual broadcasters threatening to sue him in every market where he tries to introduce his Aereo service -- which delivers local broadcasts to smartphones, laptops and tablets via the Internet -- Barry Diller isn't...

Will Dish Buy T-mobile?

With $10 billion in cash, DISH Network now has accumulated the most money among all U.S. TV and phone providers, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. The cash pile has touched off increasing speculation that company...

National Weather Service No Admirer Of Tv's Storm Names

It appears that the winter storm bearing down on the East Coast -- forecasters say that it could be one of the worst in many years -- is being called Nemo by everyone except the...

Dish Named Worst Company In America To Work For

Analyzing the complaints posted at GlassDoor.com, where people review the businesses where they are employed, the website 24/7WallSt.com has determined that the worst company in America to work for is DISH network. The website considered...

Hunger Games Lifts Lionsgate

Demonstrating how a single blockbuster film can alter the fortunes of a movie studio, shares in Lions Gate Entertainment soared nearly 14 percent in midday trading today (Friday), largely due to video sales of The...

Cable Companies Dive Into Video Gaming

Cable-TV settop boxes may soon become video-game devices, according to a report by Bloomberg News. Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and AT&T are all reportedly in talks with data streaming specialists to bring streaming game...

Cable Companies Dive Into Video Gaming

Cable-TV settop boxes may soon become video-game devices, according to a report by Bloomberg News. Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and AT&T are all reportedly in talks with data streaming specialists to bring streaming game...

Nfl Network To Kick Off On Time Warner Cable, After All

Time Warner Cable, which had steadfastly refused to agree to the terms of a new contract with the NFL network, has reportedly reached a deal to carry the league-owned network and the Red Zone network,...

Ny Theater Owners Fight Ban On Supersized Drinks

New York theater owners are vowing to fight a recently enacted law that would bar the sale of supersized sugary drinks in many public places. A spokesman for the National Association of Theatre Owners in...

Big Drinkers To Go Thirsty At N.y. Theaters

Despite heavy opposition, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to ban large sugar-sweetened drinks, particularly in movie theaters and fast-food restaurants, has been approved by the city's Board of Health. The ban applies to all...

Report No Apple Tv This Year

Remember all those rumors earlier this year about how Apple was about to begin producing a "smart" TV set based on a Eureka! moment that the late Steve Jobs experienced? It's not going to happen,...

Isaac Vs. Romney

As of this morning (Friday) Tropical Storm Isaac appeared to be picking up speed as it drove past the Florida Keys and headed into the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where it was...

Cowabunga! Usps Has 682 Million Unsold Simpsons Stamps

The Simpsons -- Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa,and Baby Maggie -- have always been popular, but not so popular as the folks at the United States Postal Service thought they were. According to Bloomberg News, the...

Charlie Rose Set For Triple Duty At Conventions

It turns out that Charlie Rose will become arguably the busiest journalist covering the two political conventions beginning next week. Besides continuing as co-host of CBS's morning show, Rose will also be hosting his nightly...

Nbc There Should Have Been More Tape Delayed Olympics Coverage

NBC may have boasted on Tuesday that its coverage of the London Olympics drew more viewers in the U.S. than any event in TV history, but it apparently believes it could have done better --...

Reporter Feuding With Nbc Has His Twitter Account Canceled

Guy Adams, the Los Angeles bureau chief of the London Independent (circulation 318,000,) has had his Twitter account suspended after posting numerous tweets protesting against NBC's policy of delaying its coverage of key Olympic events...

Guy Ritchie's Representative Confirms Girlfriend's Pregnancy

A representative for director Guy Ritchie has confirmed Madonna's ex-husband is set to become a father for the fourth time.The filmmaker and his model girlfriend, Jacqui Ainsley, sent gossips into a spin when she debuted...

George Michael: 'Madonna Ignored Me When We Met'

George Michael is baffled by longstanding reports Madonna tried to seduce him when they first met, insisting she actually "ignored" him.The Careless Whisper hitmaker was partying at a Los Angeles nightclub after shooting to fame,...

Aereo Coming To All Major Cities By Next Year

Given at least a temporary go-ahead by a federal judge on Wednesday, Barry Diller says he is planning to expand his Aereo streaming service to most of the largest U.S. cities by the end of...

When Cable News Failed On Year's Biggest Story

CNN might have been boasting today that it was the first to announce the Supreme Court's decsion on Obamacare Thursday morning. It was the first, beating Fox News by eight seconds, but it also got...

Disney May Become Member Of 28-Day Delay Club

Walt Disney Studios may be about to join other studios that withhold their movies from kiosk operators Redbox and Blockbuster Express for at least 28 days after they are released for sale. Home Media magazine...

Cbs Will Consider Selling Billboard Unit -- For $6 Billion

Following a Wall Street Journal report on Monday that CBS would be willing to consider the sale of its billboard company, CBS Outdoor, if it received an offer of around $6 billion for it, a...

125 Million Watch Eurovision Finale

An estimated 125 million viewers watched as Sweden's entry Loreen won the top prize at the annual Eurovision contest Saturday night. Of the 26 finalists, the most recognizable, the U.K.'s Englebert Humperdinck, wound up in...

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