The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to eliminate the NFL's blackout rule. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, discusses the vote and if the NFL will migrate to pay television.» Read More
NEW YORK— Gannett Co., which is in the midst of splitting its publishing and broadcasting businesses into separate companies, said Wednesday that it completed a $1.8 billion deal for sole ownership of Cars.com. Gannett publishes USA Today and owns local TV stations.
Transgender characters are featured on cable and Internet fare such as the online series "Orange Is the New Black" from Netflix and "Transparent" from Amazon. ABC, which had tied with Fox for first last year at 5.4 percent, dropped to 4.5 percent.
WASHINGTON, Sept 30- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering a change in how it regulates Internet TV, potentially putting it on the same footing as traditional cable and satellite television, an FCC official familiar with the idea said on Tuesday.
TORONTO, Sept 29- Canada's broadcast regulator said on Monday it will ignore evidence from Internet-based video providers Netflix Inc and Google Inc when making new rules for television after the companies refused to hand over some data.
Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother Marc Sorrentino are expected to appear in federal court Wednesday afternoon to face an indictment alleging they did not properly pay taxes, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.
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..
CNBC's Julia Boorstin MGM has acquired a 55 percent stake in two Mark Burnett firms.
Anchorage TV reporter Charlo Green commits career suicide, live on the air, for a higher calling—pot.
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.
LG officially unveiled its ultra high definition 4K televisions. CNBC's Kayla Tausche asked actor Kevin Spacey about the success of "House of Cards" on Netflix, and how he consumes his media.
Actor Rob Lowe, discusses his partnership with Miramax chairman Tom Barrack.
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.