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  • Netflix, Weinstein Co. Bust Windows With 'Crouching Tiger' Sequel Day-and-Date Release

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Netflix has reached a deal with The Weinstein Co. for its first original movie -- a sequel to Ang Lee's 2000 martial arts pic "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" -- set to hit IMAX theaters and the streaming-video service...
  • Virgin Media complains over price of Premier League rights

    LONDON (Reuters) - Cable operator Virgin Media has called on British regulators to investigate the increasing costs of showing Premier League soccer matches, saying consumers were paying the price for a rights bidding war between broadcasters. The...
  • Virgin Media lodges complaint over Premier League rights auction

    LONDON (Reuters) - Cable operator Virgin Media has complained to Britain's broadcast regulator over the way that rights to Premier League soccer matches are sold, saying that consumers are being forced to pay too high a price to watch games. Britain's...
  • 'Walking Dead' Crew Loses Trusted Ally As Kiwi-Green Hyundai Exits Script

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - When the motley crew of zombie-fighters from "The Walking Dead" gear up for battle in a new season that commences October 12, they will do so without an important piece of their arsenal. For several runs of the AMC drama, Rick...
  • NFL TV Blackout Rule Repealed By FCC

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to eliminate a decades-old rule that has prohibited pay-TV providers from airing some home sports games, such as NFL football, if tickets to those games did not...
  • SportsBuzz: Television's 'blackout' rule is no more

    SportsBuzz: Television's 'blackout' rule is no more
    The FCC voted unanimously Tuesday to end a nearly 40-year-old rule allowing broadcasters not to televise sporting events that weren't sold out. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said that the government "should not be party to sports teams keeping their fans...
  • Boeing plans 2,000 job cuts in defense work

    In the latest drain of high-paying Boeing jobs out of Washington state, the jet maker's defense division said Monday it will shift about 2,000 jobs, mostly in engineering, out of the region by 2017. Some workers with critical skills will be offered...
  • FCC Eliminates Sports Blackout Rule Amid Opposition From NFL

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The FCC has voted to eliminate the sports blackout rule, removing a 40-year-old regulation from the books that helped keep NFL games and other sports off TV when a city's hometown team failed to sell out. The rule prevented...
  • 'Crouching Tiger 2′ Fallout: Regal, Cinemark Won't Play IMAX Release

    Netflix, IMAX and the Weinstein Company are up-ending traditional release patterns for movies by debuting "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2" simultaneously in theaters and on streaming platforms. It's a revolutionary move, but the three partners may have...
  • Digital Audience Ratings: 'The Voice' Hits High Note Following Premiere, #DeviousArmy Assembles for Season 3

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to TV shows (see the film version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what...
  • Familiar territory for director of 'The Equalizer'

    TORONTO Back in the day well, the 1980s Antoine Fuqua was more likely to catch an episode of "Miami Vice" than "The Equalizer." He was a music lover in his late teens and early 20s, after all, but he tuned into the Edward Woodward series every once in a...