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Bill Would Halt Tv Blackouts

On Wednesday, the House subcommittee on communications and technology is due to take up a draft bill by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo that is aimed at eliminating blackouts during carriage disputes between broadcasters and cable, satellite,...

Snowden Papers: Nsa Spied On Al Jazeera

The National Security Agency (NSA) spied on the internal communications of Qatar-based Al Jazeera, according to the latest documents released by former NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to Germany's Der Spiegel news magazine. The documents revealed...

Nfl To Pay Out $765 Million To Settle Concussion Lawsuits

With just a week to go before the start of the 2013 football season and less than two weeks before the airing of a PBS documentary on head injuries that could result in major changes...

Espn Exits Pbs Film On Football Head Injuries

ESPN on Thursday demanded that its logos and credit be removed from a forthcoming two-hour episode of PBS's Frontline series that critically examines the effect of repeated concussions sustained by football players and how the...

The National Suffered Injuries During Booze-fuelled Video Shoot

Rockers The National were left battered and bruised after injuring themselves in alcohol-fuelled pranks while filming the music video for their track Graceless.The Anyone's Ghost hitmakers shot the daredevil promo for the song at the...

Lollapalooza 2013: The Key Bands That You Cannot Afford To Miss

Most of us are still cradling our weary heads from the Pitchfork Music Festival, but it's time to dust ourselves down, pull on our favorite band t-shirts and head to Chicago for one of America's...

Another Movie To Debut In Theaters And On Vod On Same Day

In a move that almost certainly will raise the hackles of theater owners again, Paramount Home Media Distribution announced on Tuesday that it will debut the drama Adore on Sept. 6 in theaters and on...

Mlb's All-star Game Scores For Fox

Fox's coverage of Tuesday night's Major League Baseball All-Star game attracted an average of 10.26 million viewers, about the same as last year, according to overnight results from Nielsen Research. The final hour of the...

But Is It Art? Jay-z Plays 'Picasso Baby' For Six Hours At New York Gallery

The multi-million selling rapper Jay-Z aimed to combine and rap and modern art this week, performing his new track 'Picasso Baby' for six consecutive hours at Chelsea's Pace Gallery in New York. Confused? Well, the...

The National Become Latest Band To Cancel Turkey Gig Plans

Moody indie rockers The National have pulled out of an upcoming concert in Turkey as local protesters continue to clash with police.Just a day after Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds To Mars axed a 30...

Big Brother Is Checking Your Phone Records

It now appears that the government's perusal of phone records of the Associated Press and Fox News may only have been the tip of the iceberg so far as government surveillance goes and that...

Cablevision Defies Nlrb -- Says It's Illegal

Cablevision has asked a federal appeals court in Washington DC to rule that the National Labor Relations Board has no authority to take action against it since it lacks a quorum. The cable company, which...

The National Put New Album Up To Stream On Itunes For Free

Today has been a great day for streaming new releases, as The National have become the next band today to put their long-awaited new album up to stream days before the official release. Daft Punk...

The National Undertake Song Marathon For Art Installation

Rockers The National showed their stamina on Sunday (05May13) when they performed their hit song Sorrow for six hours on repeat as part of an art installation.The five-piece took on the marathon task at the...

Lucasfilm Looking To Set Down In China

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy is the latest top U.S. studio executive to make the pilgrimage to China to discuss ways in which the burgeoning Chinese film industry and Hollywood can cooperate to their mutual benefit....

Cbs Invests In An Aereo-like Service

In a move that left many analysts puzzled, CBS announced on Monday that it had taken a stake in Syncbak, a company that allows broadcasters to stream their programs to mobile devices over the Internet...

Mpaa To Underscore Explanation Box On Its Ratings Stamp

After years of being prodded to provide more information about why films receive the ratings they do, the Motion Picture Association of America, which makes the ratings decisions, said on Tuesday that it plans to...

Verizon Chief Offers Olive Branch To Broadcasters

The head of Verizon Communications used his podium at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas to tell broadcasters something that they probably didn't wish to hear: that 50 percent of Verizon Wireless's...

Carey: Aereo May Force Fox Off Airwaves, Onto Cable

News Corp President Chase Carey on Monday threatened to shut down Fox Broadcasting and turn it into a cable-only network if the courts reject the broadcast networks' efforts to shut down Barry Diller's Aereo service....

The National Show Off Their 'Demons' With The Unveiling Of New Song

The National have a new album coming out next month, their sixth effort Trouble Will Find Me, and with the release date of their next instalment fast approaching the band have kindly given the listening...

Rejoice! The National Are Back With New Album 'Trouble Will Find Me'

Three years after scoring critical and commercial success with 'High Violet,' The National are back with their fifth studio album 'Trouble Will Find Me.' Described as "the most self-assured collection of songs," ever produced by...

The National Tour Documentary To Open De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival

The 2013 edition of Robert De Niro's TriBeca Film Festival will open with the world premiere of filmmaker Tom Berninger's documentary about life on the road with his brother Matt's cult band The National.The screening...

Bjork, Paul Mccartney And R Kelly: Variegated Lineup For Tennessee's Bonnaroo Festival

The Bonnaroo festival line-up has been released and it's something to get yourself excited about. Not got a ticket? You'll definitely want to get yourself one once you see who'll be performing. The Bonnaroo festival...

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...

Mumford & Sons Working On Elton John Sounding Third Album

It's been less than two months since Mumford and Sons released their number one selling second album 'Babel', but the folk band have already begun to create a new set of songs for album number...

Acting Bbc News Director Tries To Muzzle Staff Over Scandals

The BBC's decision-making ability came in for renewed criticism today (Wednesday) after it was disclosed that the person appointed temporarily to fill the position of news director attempted to put a lid on the two...

Docudrama On Bin Laden Raid Scores Ngc's Highest Ratings

The controversial docudrama SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden -- controversial primarily because of the decision to air it two days before the presidential election -- turned out to be a big...

Critics Pounce On Seal Team Six

The controversial -- because of its timing -- docudrama SEAL Team Six, about the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden, aired Sunday night on the National Geographic Channel and was promptly labeled propaganda...

Critics Pounce On Seal Team Six

The controversial -- because of its timing -- docudrama SEAL Team Six, about the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden, aired Sunday night on the National Geographic Channel and was promptly labeled propaganda...

The Show Must Go On? David Letterman Props Up Entertainment Industry During Hurricane Sandy

The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg has been making sure that the city's residents were fully prepared for Hurricane Sandy, which hit New York last night. And whilst the majority of New York citizens...

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