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  • Swimming away from 'sea of sameness,' U.S. network FX tests TV waters

    By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Television cable network FX revels in its minimalist slogan "Fearless," but it could also opt for "It's OK To Fail," "We Have A Long Way To Go," and "Not For Everybody's Taste." FX is hard to sum up these...
  • America Ferrera to host documentary series for Pivot and Univision

    America Ferrera to host documentary series for Pivot and Univision
    "Ugly Betty" alum America Ferrera has been tapped to host a new Hispanic-focused documentary showcase "Panoramica" on Pivot and Univision. The young cable network, which launched last summer, is teaming with Univision News, the Spanish-language news...
  • FCC gears up review of Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable

    Comcast Corp.'s proposed $45-billion takeover of Time Warner Cable is receiving new scrutiny amid protests from consumer groups who are demanding state and federal regulators block Comcast's ambitions to grow. The Federal Communications Commission on...
  • Netflix, Time Warner Cable reach deal on streaming quality

    Netflix Inc. has signed a deal with Time Warner Cable that should bring more consistent, high-quality streams of movies and TV shows to the cable company's Internet subscribers. “Time Warner Cable reached an agreement with Netflix in June and we...
  • Emmys comedy race takes edgy turn as cable outnumbers networks

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES, Aug 21 (Reuters) - When ABC's "Modern Family" vies for its fifth consecutive best comedy Emmy award on Monday, not only will it battle the beloved geeks of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" but also a bunch of irreverent, foul-...
  • With 'The Knick,' Cinemax tries a grown-up brand of adult programming

    For decades, watching Cinemax could trigger a spiral of shame. Many voyeurs waited until their parents or spouse fell asleep, then crawled out of bed, tiptoed down to the living room and watched "The Great Bikini Bowling Bash" at low volume in the dark....
  • 'Hunger Games,' 'Divergent' Franchises Coming to TNT

    TNT has secured the network television rights to "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent" movie franchises in an expansive deal with Lionsgate. The acquisition includes the network premiere windows for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," bowing in theaters...
  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti seeks FCC review of Dodgers channel impasse

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti seeks FCC review of Dodgers channel impasse
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is asking federal regulators to examine the stalemate between Time Warner Cable and other pay-TV operators that's prevented much of the region from watching Dodgers baseball this season. Garcetti's request came late...
  • Gogo inks deal for new satellite-based inflight internet on Aeromexico

    Gogo inks deal for new satellite-based inflight internet on Aeromexico
    Inflight Internet company Gogo announced a deal Tuesday to provide a faster and more reliable satellite-based service to Aeromexico on most of its planes. Aeromexico is the first airline to commit to Itasca-based Gogo’s satellite-based 2Ku,...
  • Emmy broadcast relies mainly on comedy

    Despite an opening with jokes at the expense of the Emmys, the 2014 Emmy telecast proved to be a mostly well-paced, comedy-fueled celebration of television. Host Seth Meyers got off to a somewhat rocky start. Acknowledging the move to Monday night and an...
  • Taiwan Cable Firm China Network Systems to be Sold for $2.3 Billion

    HONG KONG -- China Network Systems, one of Taiwan's largest cable TV network operators, is to be sold for some $2.4 billion. A previous deal to sell the carrier was blocked by Taiwan's regulators, but analysts expect the new transaction to have a higher...