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  • Liberty Global buys stake in UK broadcaster ITV

    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S.-based cable group Liberty Global has bought BSkyB's 6.4 percent stake in ITV , Britain's biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster, boosting its shares on hopes of a wider bid. Billionaire John Malone's Liberty, which bought...
  • Copyright Office Rejects Aereo's Effort to Qualify as a Cable Company

    The U.S. Copyright Office has denied Aereo's effort to obtain a statutory license to stream local broadcast station signals. After the Supreme Court ruled in favor of broadcasters last month, Aereo set out on a new legal strategy. The majority of the...
  • Disneyland’s 1955 opening

     
    On Sunday, July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened with an invitation-only event broadcast live on ABC. In addition to the invited guests, thousands carrying counterfeit tickets show up. On Monday, July 18, 1955, the park opened to the public....
  • Netflix rising to TV top with Emmy nominations for 'Cards,' 'Orange'

    Netflix rising to TV top with Emmy nominations for 'Cards,' 'Orange'
    All kinds of impressive numbers were flying around last week in the wake of Emmy nominees being announced. HBO ran up an industry-leading 99 nominations overall with 19 for its gory and glorious “Game of Thrones” alone. But the numbers that...
  • FloriDUH: Please don't shoot the messenger -- or his company

    FloriDUH: Please don't shoot the messenger -- or his company
    57 Channels and nothin' on? Then check out the real behind-the-scenes drama at a cable TV company. After a cable guy in the Panhandle responded to a service call to a resident, identified as Richard Acton St. John, of Lynn Haven, began cursing the...
  • Surgical spell: Using hypnosis instead of anesthesia

    Bob Dick recently toughed his way through a 90-minute total knee replacement without the aid of anesthesia, choosing to stay awake through the chisel and the buzz of the electric saw. When he reached Duke University Hospital, in Durham, N.C., he...
  • Stand Up To Cancer special returns Sept. 5

    Stand Up To Cancer special returns Sept. 5
    The Stand Up To Cancer special will be back for the fourth time in September. Previous fund-raising events in 2008, 2010 and 2012 added millions to the fight against cancer, and the specials offer updates on the latest in cancer research. This year,...
  • Manaus waits to see if the World Cup sows future benefits

    MANAUS, Brazil The World Cup game between Honduras and Switzerland last week wasn't a particularly glamorous matchup, but it may have been historic nonetheless. It was the fourth and final FIFA World Cup match played at Manaus' new Arena da Amazonia,...
  • Is Mexico's effort to break up TV, cellphone monopolies foundering?

    MEXICO CITY A year ago, Mexico's Congress approved a telecommunications overhaul that lawmakers said would end monopoly control of television and telephones and curb the power of some of the nation's richest men. Passage of framework legislation to enact...
  • To Launch New Series, Sprout Lets Space Animals Invade Its Kiddie-Program Lineup

    Space travelers have invaded TV's kiddie-oriented Sprout network. Tykes viewing a recent broadcast of the animated series "Justin Time" on the NBCUniversal-owned outlet may have been surprised to see the actual show shrink into the center of the screen...
  • Emmy nominations honor TV newcomers 'True Detective,' 'Orange'

    LOS ANGELES, July 10 (Reuters) - Television newcomers crime drama "True Detective" from HBO and dark prison comedy "Orange is the New Black" from Netflix racked up a dozen Emmy nominations each on Thursday. Online streaming company Netflix Inc more...