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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...
  • '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...
  • Interactive bus shelters tout 'Houdini' miniseries

    Interactive bus shelters tout 'Houdini' miniseries
    The History channel is promoting its upcoming "Houdini" miniseries with interactive bus shelters challenging Chicagoans to hold their breath for three minutes — duplicating one of the magician's legendary tricks. The two-day series will run...
  • New cloud-based TV service launching in Chicago

    New cloud-based TV service launching in Chicago
    A new cloud-based TV service is launching in Chicago Wednesday enabling local cable subscribers to watch their full channel lineups live online, from any location.    NimbleTV, a two-year-old company funded in part by Chicago-based Tribune Media, streams...
  • Netflix Inks Time Warner Cable Pact to Pay for Direct Internet Connections

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Netflix has agreed to pay Time Warner Cable for guaranteed bandwidth to deliver its streaming-video service to the cable operator's broadband users, following similar deals with Comcast, AT&T and Verizon. The No. 1 streaming...
  • Broadcasters and basic cable prove staying power at Emmys

    By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Basic cable channel AMC was rewarded at the Primetime Emmy awards for "Breaking Bad" and broadcasters landed top honors, while pioneering streaming service Netflix Inc was shut out of the major...
  • Broadcasters and basic cable prove staying power at Emmys

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Basic cable channel AMC was rewarded at the Primetime Emmy awards for "Breaking Bad" and broadcasters landed top honors, while pioneering streaming service Netflix Inc was shut out of the major categories on Monday. Premium...
  • Luke Bryan is the poster boy for the new Nashville

    Luke Bryan is the poster boy for the new Nashville
    MINNEAPOLIS — It was a one-two punch in the gut from two of country's biggest stars. Last fall, Zac Brown declared Luke Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night" the "worst song I've ever heard." This winter, Carrie Underwood called out country radio,...
  • Los Angeles Mayor: FCC Should Consider Dodgers Dispute in Comcast-TW Cable Merger Review

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says that the FCC's review of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger should examine "real world problems like the Dodgers dispute," in which more than 60% of the city's residents do not...
  • New York Mayor Calls for Conditions on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is not calling for the FCC to reject Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, but he is asking that they impose a series of conditions on the transaction, including an expansion of lower-...
  • TiVo introduces DVR for cord-cutters

    TiVo introduces DVR for cord-cutters
    TiVo is unveiling a new DVR device aimed squarely at the growing ranks of cable cord-cutters, the company announced Monday. The TiVo Roamio OTA will offer 75 hours of high definition storage capacity, enabling viewers to record everything from over-...