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  • NEW YORK— Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The package is cheap compared with cable and satellite packages that typically cost $50 to $100 per month. Sling TV's base package costs $20 a month and comes with 11 channels from Disney,...

  • Children's TV activist Peggy Charren dies at 86 Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    BOSTON— Peggy Charren, the founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Charren, who had vascular dementia, died Thursday in Massachusetts, Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel in Providence, Rhode Island, said in an obituary posted on its website. But the grassroots...

  • Jan 21- U.S. television network NBC will post all Super Bowl commercials that air on TV to a Tumblr page moments after they air on TV, providing another way for brands to reach viewers with ads that cost up to $4.5 million for 30 seconds. The page on social media site Tumblr is a way for those viewers to see all of the TV ads, NBC said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • French watchdog asks: Did TV stations endanger hostages? Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    PARIS— France's broadcasting watchdog met with television and radio executives on Thursday to discuss "failures" in the coverage of last week's terror attacks after some relatives of hostages accused certain French TV stations of endangering the captives in a bid to produce high ratings. The accusations relate to coverage of France's most dramatic terror...

  • AP Explains: Amazon Prime Instant Video Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 3:14 PM ET

    Amazon Studios then announced that it had hired Woody Allen to create his first-ever TV series. It competes with Netflix, Hulu, Yahoo Screen and others by streaming a mix of original content and reams of movies and TV shows. Netflix is the leading paid streaming service, with about 53 million subscribers worldwide, including 38 million in the U.S.

  • Amazon studios: 4 pilots you can't miss  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    Quartz contributor Jason Lynch, discusses Amazon's content strategy and reveals the four new Amazon shows you cannot miss.

  • It's not your mother's media anymore: Barry Diller  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:17 AM ET

    I don't watch linear television anymore, says Barry Diller, IAC chairman, discussing how his TV viewing habits have changed over the years.

  • Obama wrong to rip Sony without the facts: Diller Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Barry Diller speaks during the CNBC Next 25 Gala in New York on Nov. 6, 2014.

    Media mogul Barry Diller tells CNBC that Sony deserves sympathy for the hacking attack and for President Barack Obama criticism.

  • Mario Gabelli's media moves  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 7:42 AM ET

    I like the content companies, says Mario Gabelli, Gamco Investors chairman & CEO, discussing his play on the media sector.

  • Amazon + Woody Allen = Profits?  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 5:25 PM ET

    Amazon Studios announced it's signed director Woody Allen to write and direct his first TV series. "Fast Money" trader Brian Kelly questions whether the company will ever make any money.

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 13- Director Woody Allen will make his first foray onto the small screen, writing and directing an online series for Amazon.com, the latest coup by deep-pocketed cable and streaming companies in luring the biggest names in film to television. Filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, David Fincher and Guillermo del Toro have all...

  • Amazon signs Woody Allen to create his first TV series Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 9:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon Studios is delivering Woody Allen as creator of his first-ever TV series. Amazon Studios vice president Roy Price called Allen "a visionary creator who has made some of the greatest films of all time," keeping him "at the creative forefront of American cinema" during a career that spans 50 years. My guess is that Roy Price will regret this. "

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- Oscar-winning director Woody Allen will write and direct a half-hour television series for Amazon.com Inc, the U.S. online retailer and video streaming service said on Tuesday. "I have no ideas and I'm not sure where to begin," the director of "Annie Hall" and "Blue Jasmine" said in Amazon's statement. Signing Allen is a big win for Amazon, which is trying...

  • Experience RTI's 360 view  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    Content producer Greg Easley, RTI CEO, discusses the launch of their camera system and software that streams live 360 degree video to any connector device.

  • Amazon's sunny forecast  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    Mark May, Citi analyst, breaks down his firms upgrade on Amazon to "buy" citing the Internet giant's ability to stabilize margins.

  • Amazon signs on Woody Allen for a TV series Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 9:25 AM ET

    Jan 13- Amazon.com Inc said it signed Woody Allen to write and direct a new TV series for its video streaming service. The half-hour series will be shown on Amazon's Prime Instant Video in the United States, the UK and Germany, Amazon said. The company said it had ordered an entire season of the " Untitled Woody Allen Project", Allen's first TV series.

  • Amazon signs Woody Allen to create TV series Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 9:17 AM ET
    Woody Allen

    Amazon Studios says it has signed Woody Allen to write and direct his first television series ever.

  • Something Washington may agree on: NFL blackouts Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:31 PM ET
    The Buffalo Bills take on the Green Bay Packers at home. Last season, former Bills owner Ralph Wilson averted a blackout at the last minute by buying thousands of tickets himself.

    Washington is scrutinizing the "blackout rule" that restricts broadcasts for NFL games that fail to sell out.

  • Unmasking Hollywood  Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    A look at the massive hack attack at Sony and the nastiness it revealed, with The New Yorker's Ken Auletta. It becomes a real business changer for a lot of people in Hollywood, says Auletta.

  • Netflix Inc's second season of women's prison comedy "Orange is the New Black" landed a nod, alongside HBO's new tech satire " Silicon Valley"; Hispanic comedy "Jane the Virgin" from The CW, jointly owned by CBS and Warner Bros, and the only broadcast network show in the race; and Amazon Instant Video's transgender show, "Transparent. "The field of television is going...