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  • 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...

  • Starz exploring sale of its business: Report Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    The screening room at the Starz Denver Film Festival.

    Pay-TV channel Starz is seeking as much as $5 billion in a potential sale, the New York Post reports.

  • 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..

  • 4K TV: The latest best picture ever  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    The newest television technology is supposed to offer a picture with 4x the resolution of 1080p. But is it worth the additional cost? CNBC.com reports.

  • Dish, Turner agree to short-term contract extension Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 2:57 PM ET
    A Dish Network field service specialist installs a satellite television system at a residence in Denver.

    Dish and Turner agreed to a temporary extension of service for several channels that were dropped in October.

  • Dish may drop regional sports channels Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 2:39 PM ET
    A field service specialist for Dish Network prepares to install a satellite television system at a residence in Denver.

    Media giants are raising fees on TV-providers to carry programming, which has led Dish to consider dropping NBC regional sports channels.

  • AMC's strategy beyond 'Breaking Bad'  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan, discusses AMC's strategy and pipeline for future growth.

  • 'Breaking Bad' prequel debuts in February  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    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."

  • Streaming service Aereo files for bankruptcy Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    TV streaming service Aereo filed for bankruptcy protection after a U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the company's model violated copyright laws.

  • 4K TV... too much high-def?  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 7:44 AM ET
    Sony's 4K Bravia liquid-crystal-display television.

    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....

  • Why TV hasn't gone out of fashion  Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:34 PM ET

    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.

  • Is the golden age of TV nearly over?  Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:32 PM ET

    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.

  • Over the top is AOK with HBO: Plepler Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:09 PM ET
    Richard Plepler, CEO of HBO

    CEO Richard Plepler says HBO isn't hastening the demise of cable bundling by offering its content via a standalone streaming service.

  • Padma Lakshmi's tabletop venture  Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    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.

  • HBO's future business model  Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    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.