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ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska. After reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club on Sunday night's broadcast, KTVA's Charlo Greene identified herself as the business's owner.
Sept 22- Sony Corp said PlayStation TV set-top box, which allows users to access movies and TV episodes from the PlayStation store, will hit stores in the United States and Canada on Oct. 14. Sony is trying to expand its entertainment network services to compete against players like Amazon.com Inc..
MEXICO CITY, Sept 19- One of Mexico's richest men has resigned from broadcaster Televisa's board over a potential conflict of interest because he wants to acquire his own television network, the company said on Friday.
NEW DELHI, Sept 19- An Indian TV news anchor has been sacked after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as' Eleven' Jinping, apparently confusing Xi's name with the Roman numerals XI, a senior official at the state television channel said on Friday,.
*Turkish TV saturated by images of brutality. ISTANBUL, Sept 18- Sefer Calinak killed his first wife when he was 17 and murdered his girlfriend a few decades later with an axe. prime-time talk show host Seda Sayan asked Calinak, who served two separate prison sentences for the murders before being released under an amnesty program.
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.
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.
CNBC's John Harwood got a chance to play himself on Amazon's new series "Alpha House." This is what he learned.
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.
CNBC's David Faber speaks to Ken Lowe, Scripps Networks Interactive chairman & CEO, about consolidation and if Scripps would entertain a takeover bid.
CNBC's David Faber speaks to Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp. president & CEO, about the Ray Rice incident and CBS' deal for Thursday Night Football with the NFL.
CNBC's David Faber, and Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp. president & CEO, discuss if the networks ratings decline is a trend or if they are not being measured correctly.
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?
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.
Comedian and entertainer Joan Rivers died on Thursday at the age of 81.
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
Tom Werner, Carsey-Werner Productions discuss the heated fight for content and where the money is flowing in the new media world.
Netflix has struck a deal with Warner Bros. to run the television series "Gotham" worldwide following its first season.
Netflix has acquired streaming rights for Warner Brothers "Gotham." David Bank, RBC Capital Markets media analyst, provides perspective.