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  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Nielsen and Adobe Systems Inc announced an alliance on Tuesday that aims to measure the viewership of digital video across all Internet-connected platforms including TVs, smart phones and tablets as the television ecosystem undergoes dramatic change. The move for Nielsen, which dominates traditional TV ratings and Adobe, which has troves of...

  • At A Glance: The cost of cable vs. a la carte Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    Combining current streaming services including Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access and the expected price of HBO's service, which starts next year, would run you about half of the average price of monthly cable and satellite television service. Even if other networks jumped on the standalone bandwagon, trying to buy all your favorite channels a la carte would add up...

  • Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there— why would anyone sign up now for cable? And smooth streaming costs money: to avoid so-called "throttling" during peak...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- Time Warner Inc's decision to make its prized HBO channel available to people who don't subscribe to Pay TV may delight such "cord cutters" but will likely crank up tensions with cable and satellite TV service providers. HBO Chief Executive Richard Plepler did not discuss price or potential partners on Wednesday when he revealed the news before...

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 16- CBS Corp is offering pay television providers the option to add the new CBS All Access streaming service to the packages they sell to consumers, Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said in an interview on Thursday. Earlier on Thursday, CBS launched the digital video-on-demand and live-streaming services in an effort to win viewers who are...

  • UPDATE 1-Netflix stock plunge blindsides analysts Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    Oct 16- Blindsided by a surprise drop in new subscribers to Netflix Inc, analysts slashed their price targets on the video-streaming company as it shed a fifth of its value on Thursday. Their advice came too late for investors who had followed the recent "buy" guidance of at least 20 brokerages- not least BTIG Research, which upgraded the stock just two days before...

  • CBS debuts stand-alone streaming service Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

    NEW YORK— CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows. Subscriptions to the service will include the ability to stream CBS stations live in 14 markets and watch previous seasons of current shows as well as older shows from...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. American Realty Investors Inc.: Approximately 900 shares changed hands, a 80.0 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 06 or 1.2 percent to $5.26.

  • Ratings record for AMC's 'Walking Dead' Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Nielsen Company says the 17.3 million people who watched the fifth season opener of "The Walking Dead" Sunday is a record both for the show and for a cable television program. Nielsen said that represented the biggest audience ever for a single non-sports program on cable TV. That beats every other scripted show on TV this season, with CBS' premiere of "...

  • Midday movers: GoPro, Tesla Motors, Yahoo & more Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • Showtime to bring back 'Twin Peaks' as new series Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 6:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Showtime is returning to the weird world of "Twin Peaks" in a new series a quarter-century after the original version rocked viewers with its strangeness. Showtime announced it will go into production next year and will air in 2016. Lynch will direct all nine episodes. Showtime is a division of CBS Corp..

  • Showtime to revive ABC cult classic 'Twin Peaks' Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 3:59 PM ET
    The title scene from the pilot episode of the television series 'Twin Peaks,' originally broadcast on April 8, 1990.

    Showtime said it will revive the widely-followed drama for nine episodes in 2016, nearly 25 years after ABC canceled it after two seasons.

  • HBO Boxing pops Showtime with a hard counter Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Canelo Alvarez, left, throws a punch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. during a 152-pound title fight, Sept. 14, 2013, in Las Vegas.

    HBO and Showtime maintain a heated boxing rivalry. And HBO just struck its competitor a hard blow.

  • TV of the future: Will cable become scrap metal? Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 3:04 PM ET
    A spool of fiber optic cable during installation in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Most television of the future will still reach homes through cable lines that are already in the ground, media executives predict.

  • Reporter quits on air...with F bomb Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    Anchorage TV reporter Charlo Green commits career suicide, live on the air, for a higher calling—pot.

  • CBS CEO Moonves aims to cut radio holdings in next year Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 17- CBS Corp, which owns 126 radio stations in the United States, will seek to decrease that number to somewhere in the "high 80 s, low 80 s," Chief Executive Les Moonves said on Wednesday. Moonves hopes for the decrease to happen "over the next year or so," he said at a Bank of America Merrill Lynch conference.

  • CBS introduces new ratings to supplement Nielsen Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    Sept 17- Media company CBS Corp said it will add new rating projections to its daily same-day ratings to better reflect how viewers watch its shows and how it gets paid for programming. CBS will release daily "Live+ 7- Day projections" that will include percentage increases over each program's live plus same-day averages.

  • WASHINGTON/ LONDON, Sept 14- Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

  • US says Middle East to help fight IS, UK cautious Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:35 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry.

    Washington said countries in the Middle East have offered to join airstrikes against IS militants, but Britain held back.

  • WASHINGTON/ LONDON, Sept 14- Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.