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  • Xbox 'Halo 5' and Steven Spielberg's 'Halo' TV Series to Launch Fall 2015

    Microsoft will release "Halo 5: Guardians" for the Xbox One and the "Halo" original series from Steven Spielberg in fall 2015, the company announced Friday. The "Halo" sci-fi shooter, Xbox's biggest videogame franchise that debuted in 2001, is produced...
  • WWE stock gets smacked down after new TV deals are unveiled

    WWE stock gets smacked down after new TV deals are unveiled
    Normally signing a new long-term TV deal for more money would be good for a company's stock. But since unveiling an agreement to keep its hit shows "Raw" and "Smackdown" on NBCUniversal's cable networks USA and Syfy respectively, WWE stock looks like...
  • Advertisers Warm up to Graphic Violence to Grab Some of 'Walking Dead's' Sizzle

    With its regular use of dangling entrails, severed limbs and spurting blood, AMC's "The Walking Dead" seems like the most inhospitable roost an advertiser could find. Who wants to put an ad for hamburgers next to a scene of a zombie's skull being impaled?...
  • Dodgers have faded from view on TV; will they fade from fans' hearts?

    Dodgers have faded from view on TV; will they fade from fans' hearts?
    Nearly two months into the season, Dodgers fans are coming to grips with the team's being largely absent from television. The Dodgers have played 44 games yet their TV broadcasts remain off-limits to anyone who doesn't subscribe to Time Warner Cable....
  • AT&T nears deal for DirecTV

    AT&T nears deal for DirecTV
    AT&T is near a deal to acquire satellite broadcasting giant DirecTV. The two companies, which have flirted in the past, are awaiting board approval on the transaction -- valued at close to $50 billion -- that would make telecommunications giant AT&T a...
  • North Korea leader's 'executed' ex-girlfriend shows up alive on TV

     North Korea leader's 'executed' ex-girlfriend shows up alive on TV
    Yet another urban legend about North Korea bites the dust. The ex-girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un, reportedly executed by firing squad last year, turned up apparently alive and well on a state television broadcast Friday night. Hyon Song Wol, a...
  • AT&T Close to Announcing $50 Billion Deal to Acquire DirecTV

    AT&T is reportedly close to reaching an agreement to acquire satellite giant DirecTV for about $50 billion -- marking another blockbuster merger that would further consolidate U.S. pay-TV services into the hands of a few major players if approved. The...
  • AT&T to Acquire DirecTV in $67 Billion Deal

    In a deal that will accelerate the transformation under way in the U.S. pay TV market, AT&T has reached an agreement to acquire DirecTV for $67 billion. The proposed union of the telco giant and the nation's largest satellite TV provider continues the...
  • Peabody Awards Underline the Radical Changes in Electronic Media

    On May 19, Peabody Awards will be handed out to 46 winners, the most in our 73-year history. Awards are not given in categories, for specific performances or production tasks. The sole criterion for winning is excellence in storytelling. So why the...
  • AT&T buys DirecTV! 'Godzilla' is an unstoppable force.

    AT&T buys DirecTV! 'Godzilla' is an unstoppable force.
    After the coffee. Before having to cover yet another merger. The Skinny: So much for a relaxing weekend recovering from upfronts and New York City. Instead I spent Saturday and Sunday writing about AT&T buying DirecTV. I have a hunch I'll be doing that...
  • AT&T-DirecTV deal to further transform media and telecom landscape

    AT&T-DirecTV deal to further transform media and telecom landscape
    AT&T is acquiring satellite broadcaster DirecTV for nearly $49 billion, the latest in a series of big deals that are transforming the media and telecommunications landscape. The purchase will turn AT&T into a massive player in the pay-television space...