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  • CBS signs affiliate deal with Media General Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK— CBS Corp. said Monday that it signed a long-term deal to continue broadcasting its programs on 12 television stations owned by Media General. "We are excited to continue working with Media General to serve millions of viewers throughout the country," said Ray Hopkins, president of CBS Corp.' s television distribution division, in a statement.

  • Nicholas Sparks tests TV with 'Deliverance Creek' Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Nicholas Sparks' romance-drama novels have already found a second life as film adaptations. Sparks is executive producer of the TV movie " Deliverance Creek," premiering Saturday on Lifetime. "Deliverance Creek," starring Lauren Ambrose, is a departure for Sparks because it isn't a romance and isn't set in North Carolina.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 11- European Union antitrust regulators approved on Thursday British broadcaster BSkyB's planned $9 billion takeover of Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, which will make it the biggest pay-TV provider in Europe. The merged company will have operations in Britain, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- Verizon Communications Inc plans to launch an Internet-based television service in the first half of next year, its chief executive said on Thursday, in a move intended to shake up traditional cable and satellite TV services. In January, Verizon bought an Intel Corp venture to create a web-based TV service.

  • UK TV series take root in Acorn streaming service Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Here's an offbeat mystery: Why did detective Hercule Poirot's final U.S. small-screen bow come not on his familiar stage, PBS, but on a niche website devoted to streaming British whodunits and dramas?

  • NY judge: TV clip service not violating copyright Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 4:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A media monitoring company distributing television clips and snippets of transcripts to customers including the White House and Congress hasn't violated broadcasters' copyrights by letting its customers search its database, but it's unclear whether all facets of its business will get a judicial stamp of approval, a judge said Tuesday.

  • Bullish Netflix call     Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets, increased his price target on Netflix to $600. Mahaney cites overseas expansion and sound valuations as reasons why the stock will climb higher.

  • Video sites need China's OK to air foreign content Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    The announcement on the website of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television only addressed the approval requirement for foreign content and did not mention the 30 percent limit.

  • Comedian and entertainer Joan Rivers dies at 81 Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 5:31 PM ET
    Joan Rivers performs on stage as part of the The Prince's Trust comedy gala We Are Most Amused at Royal Albert Hall on November 28, 2012 in London, England.

    Comedian and entertainer Joan Rivers died on Thursday at the age of 81.

  • Sell the movie, write the book     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Brett Ratner, RatPac co-founder & chairman, and Ben Mezrich, "Seven Wonders" author, discuss the genesis of Mezrich's new book and the synergy between the film and publishing industry

  • Opportunity explosion for content: Expert     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:35 AM ET

    Tom Werner, Carsey-Werner Productions discuss the heated fight for content and where the money is flowing in the new media world.

  • San Francisco Bay Area TV reporters beaten, robbed Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif.— Police say a television news reporter was robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco two days after another TV reporter was assaulted in Oakland. San Francisco police are trying to identify two men who robbed KRON-TV reporter Jackie Sissel while he was on assignment early Tuesday morning.

  • Netflix snags deal for 'Gotham' television series Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Netflix has struck a deal with Warner Bros. to run the television series "Gotham" worldwide following its first season.

  • Netflix gets Warner Brothers 'Gotham'     Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Netflix has acquired streaming rights for Warner Brothers "Gotham." David Bank, RBC Capital Markets media analyst, provides perspective.

  • Netflix snags deal for 'Gotham' television series Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Netflix Inc. has struck a deal with Warner Bros. Each season of "Gotham" will be available to Netflix members starting next year, once its initial broadcast is complete in each country. Shares of Netflix added $7.65, or 1.6 percent, to $484.25 in premarket trading Wednesday.

  • BT Sport 'hasn't been a giant killer': Pro     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    Claire Enders, CEO of Enders Analysis, says the rise of BT Sport has not had a negative effect on its competitors.

  • John Petter, CEO of the consumer division at BT, says Sky will have a "challenge" winning rights to soccer games in the upcoming auction.

  • Amazon launches original series pilots     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    Amazon announced it will spend more than $100 million on original video content this quarter, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Netflix streams into comedy     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Comedian Jim Jefferies, discusses his new show "Jim Jefferies Bare." which will be the first of five new stand-up comedy specials Netflix is releasing.

  • New Hollywood wars     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Amazon Studios is set to premier its third pilot. Quartz contributor Jason Lynch, discusses Amazon's slate of shows and challenge to Netflix.