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  • Aereo Eliminates Unpopular Daily, Annual Pricing Plans

    Internet TV startup Aereo, which broadcasters accuse of illegally poaching their TV signals, is streamlining pricing options to just two plans and scrapping the apparently unpopular per-day and annual options. Aereo is keeping the base plan of $8 per...
  • Aereo to Bring Controversial Internet TV Service to Atlanta

    Aereo, which major broadcasters are trying to sue out of existence, announced plans to launch its Internet streaming service for local TV in a third market -- Atlanta, starting June 17. The startup, which debuted in Gotham last year and is rolling out in...
  • Networks send SOS to Michael J. Fox, Robin Williams and other stars

    Networks send SOS to Michael J. Fox, Robin Williams and other stars
      If viewers are losing interest in broadcast TV, what can lure them back? Executives hope they have an answer: stars. Lifting the curtain on their 2013-14 schedules at the "upfronts" in New York this week, the networks behaved like smartphone-...
  • McCain Introduces Cable, Satellite A La Carte Legislation

    Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) on Thursday unveiled legislation that would upend the cable and satellite business, forcing them to let customers pick-and-choose which channels they would like to get rather than take programming in bundles. "The video...
  • Tony Award nominations! YouTube's FreddieW makes an impression.

    Tony Award nominations! YouTube's FreddieW makes an impression.
    After the coffee. Before remembering that whatever happens today will be a distant memory a week from now. The Skinny: I got to see an ostrich up close last night. I don't know why ostriches and camels are my two favorite animals. These days it doesn'...
  • Aereo doesn't want to take its legal fight on the road

    A lawsuit to stop lawsuits? That's the latest twist in the fight between Aereo, a start-up company that streams broadcast TV signals over the Internet, and the networks trying to put it out of business. Aereo recently announced that it would expand...
  • Lillian Gallo dies at 84; pioneering TV movie producer

    Lillian Gallo dies at 84; pioneering TV movie producer
    At 20th Century Fox Studios in the 1960s, Lillian Gallo earned the nickname Mrs. Average America. She turned out to be anything but. Then a producer's assistant, she was asked to screen the dailies of nearly every television show in the Fox pipeline. She...
  • Deanne Barkley dies at 82; pioneering TV executive

    Deanne Barkley dies at 82; pioneering TV executive
    Deanne Barkley, who broke through the glass ceiling in network television to become an influential executive in the early 1970s, when few women had the power to develop prime-time programs, died April 2 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. She was 82. The cause...
  • Former GE Chief Jack Welch lends support to Rupert Murdoch

     
    Former General Electric Chief Executive Jack Welch took issue with a report from the U.K. Parliament that questioned News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch's fitness to lead the global media giant in the wake of an ethics scandal at its British newspapers....
  • Senate hearing on digital platforms hears calls for new laws

     
    The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on new video platforms....
  • Bob Iger's studio chief hunt: Why would anyone want the job?

     
    Disney studio chief opening: Since Bob Iger fired studio chief Rich Ross, the media have tossed all sorts of prominent names into the hopper as potential successors. But who would want the job?...