Chinese Internet firm Tencent Holdings is partnering with Time Warner Inc's HBO network to stream its TV shows, which may draw scrutiny from the country's authorities.» Read More
NEW YORK, Nov 25- You might need two carts to walk away with what may be this year's biggest Black Friday bargain: a 65 "Vizio television at Walmart for $648. Unit sales are already up this year so far, says Stephen Baker, vice president for industry analysis at NPD Group, which tracks TV sales. Best Buy is featuring a 50 " Panasonic for $199.99.
BEIJING, Nov 25- Chinese Internet firm Tencent Holdings Ltd is partnering with Time Warner Inc's HBO network to stream its TV shows, which are known for their provocative content and may draw scrutiny from the country's authorities. Tencent will be the exclusive online provider of HBO series such as "Game of Thrones"- which features gore, nudity, and incest- "True...
TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's loss-making Sony Corp plans to slash its TV and mobile phone product line-ups to cut costs, counting on multi-billion dollar revenue surges for its buoyant PlayStation 4 and image sensor businesses over the next three years. Having lost ground to nimbler rivals like Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in consumer electronics, Sony...
The FCC had asked media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers as it reviewed AT&T Inc's acquisition of DirecTV and Comcast Corp's merger with Time Warner Cable Inc.. Media companies including Time Warner, Walt Disney Co and CBS Corp had approached the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, saying the FCC's order would...
Nov 21- A U.S. federal appeals court has stayed the Federal Communications Commission's order requiring broadcast and cable companies to disclose programming contracts. The FCC had asked media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers as it reviewed AT&T Inc's acquisition of DirecTV and Comcast Corp's merger with Time Warner Cable Inc..
Media giants are raising fees on TV-providers to carry programming, which has led Dish to consider dropping NBC regional sports channels.
The Supreme Court ruled this summer that Aereo had been operating like a cable TV company, meaning that unless it paid broadcasters licensing fees, it was in violation of copyright law. The company got its start in New York and had expanded to about 10 other metropolitan areas, including Boston, Houston and Atlanta, though it never disclosed how many subscribers...
AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan, discusses AMC's strategy and pipeline for future growth.
AMC's new show "Better Call Saul" will premiere in February. AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan discusses the originality of this show versus "Breaking Bad."
TV streaming service Aereo filed for bankruptcy protection after a U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the company's model violated copyright laws.
Dan Ackerman, CNET section editor, says the low-cost 4K is interesting but it may be up to five years before the content providers can offer shows in super high-definition.
Nov 21- Television streaming service Aereo Inc filed for bankruptcy protection after a U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the company's business model violated copyright laws. The ruling was a victory for broadcasters such as CBS Corp, Comcast Corp's NBC, Walt Disney Co's ABC and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's Fox network. The filing is In re: Aereo Inc, U.S....
For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Content selection varies, but all offer such basics as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. That's not the case with the $39 Fire TV Stick, which is why I'm recommending it over the $99 Fire TV.
Despite the availability of smaller screens, people still retain the habit of watching television, says Atul Goyal, Senior Analyst at Jefferies. He later discuses the launch of 4K TV.
The U.N. proclaimed November 21 as "World Television day" in 1966. Since then, TV remained a powerful tool although the rise of smartphones has threatened its popularity as of late. CNBC's Pauline Chiou investigates.
MEXICO CITY, Nov 20- Three companies have presented bids for an upcoming tender to operate two public television networks, Mexico's telecoms regulator said on Thursday, as efforts to open up a sector dominated by broadcasting giant Televisa gather pace. The three companies are Centro de Informacion Nacional de Estudios Tepeyac, Cadena Tres I and Grupo Radio...
MEXICO CITY, Nov 20- Three companies have presented bids for an upcoming tender to operate two public television networks, Mexico's telecoms regulator said on Thursday. The three companies are Centro de Informacion Nacional de Estudios Tepeyac, Cadena Tres I and Grupo Radio Centro, the Federal Telecommunications Institute said in a statement.
CEO Richard Plepler says HBO isn't hastening the demise of cable bundling by offering its content via a standalone streaming service.
Entrepreneur Padma Lakshmi of "The Padma Collection," and host of Bravo's "Top Chef," discusses keeping "Top Chef" fresh, and her move into food products in her collection.
Richard Plepler, HBO CEO, provides insight to the company's evolving business model, and partnership with distributors, after the announced stand-alone streaming service coming in 2015.