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  • Online viewers won't miss Super Bowl ads shown on TV Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 11:01 AM ET

    This time, CBS says it's making all advertisers buy an online spot with their on-air time, so ads seen during the online simulcast will be the same as the ones on TV. CBS is broadcasting the next Super Bowl, which will be held in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7. It's not known whether this policy will continue after that, as CBS rotates the broadcast with Fox and NBC.

  • *To sell TV plant, license Aquos brand to China's Hisense. TOKYO, July 31- Japan's Sharp Corp on Friday announced it was exiting the TV business in the Americas to shore up its finances, after booking a deeper-than-expected quarterly loss on weak smartphone display sales. The company, which sought a bank-led bailout in May, said it would sell its TV manufacturing...

  • July 30- Apple Inc will launch the next generation of its Apple TV set-top box in September, with a new remote and support for Siri voice control, online publisher BuzzFeed reported on Thursday. The device will be launched with its own App Store and a software development kit for app developers, the website said. The iPhone maker was expected to unveil a new version...

  • July 30- Apple Inc will launch the next generation of its Apple TV set-top box in September, with a new remote and support for Siri voice control, online publisher BuzzFeed reported on Thursday. The device will be launched with its own App Store and a software development kit for app developers, the website said. The iPhone maker was expected to unveil a new version...

  • Lifetime TV to feature several touring Broadway shows Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Lifetime TV's "The Balancing Act" will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on "Kinky Boots,"'' Rodgers+ Hammerstein's Cinderella, "'' If/Then" and "Cabaret." The series, sponsored by Broadway Across America, is the second time "The Balancing Act" has taken interest in Broadway shows. There are many, many outlets...

  • Reality TV show unveils life as a trainer of animal actors Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 10:46 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— For years, Bill Berloni has taught his dogs to play make believe. The trainer teaches rescue dogs to beg, bark and bow or sit, stand and shake for movies, TV and the Broadway stage. Berloni's stable of stars— all found from shelters— have appeared in Broadway shows, touring companies, special events, the New York City Ballet, movies, television and commercials.

  • TV depiction of Colombia's only saint angers her devotees Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    BOGOTA, Colombia— For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia's next big prime-time sensation. But the planned debut Wednesday of a TV soap opera dramatizing the life of Colombia's only Roman Catholic saint is shrouded in controversy after devotees of the missionary nun known universally as Madre...

  • PARIS, July 27- French telecoms tycoon Patrick Drahi, who already has stakes in newspaper Liberation and magazine L'Express, has reached a deal with the owners of BFM TV which will give him control over the leading French news-only TV channel. Weill and Altice will set up a new holding company in which Weill will hold a 51 percent stake and which he will chair, but...

  • Disney CEO: Using technology to make better products Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:11 AM ET
    Disney CEO: Using technology to make better products

    Robert Iger, The Walt Disney Company CEO, discusses how Disney is using tech to innovate its products and obtain an advantage. Also Iger shares his thoughts on keeping a diverse board, Disney's bet in China, and Apple's comeback after the death of Steve Jobs. With Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management.

  • Happy birthday Bugs! Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Happy birthday Bugs!

    Warner Bros.' Bugs Bunny turns 75 years old today.

  • Disney CEO Iger: ESPN could one day be sold direct Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 9:43 AM ET
    Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company.

    Disney chief Bob Iger says ESPN could be eventually sold directly to consumers. He also talked China, technology and "Star Wars."

  • Disney CEO: These brands could be sold separately Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:06 AM ET
    Disney CEO: These brands could be sold separately

    Robert Iger, The Walt Disney Company CEO, discusses those brands which could be sold directly to the customer.

  • Disney CEO: Feeling bullish on ESPN Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:04 AM ET
    Disney CEO: Feeling bullish on ESPN

    Robert Iger, The Walt Disney Company CEO, shares his outlook on the sports channel amid technological changes.

  • ANAHEIM, California, July 26- For the first time, cable TV network Nickelodeon staged a casting call at VidCon, a convention that draws stars of YouTube and social media like Vine, Instagram and Snapchat and their passionate followers. The Viacom- owned channel's talent search is one way traditional TV networks are recruiting Internet personalities to build...

  • VidCon: A place to mix, mingle and 'drive loyalty' Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 3:49 PM ET
    Attendees gather at Vidcon at the Anaheim Convention Center on June 27, 2014.

    The online and social media fan convention allows brands to get in front of Gen Z and millennials with their marketing.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- The No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier AT&T Inc and the biggest satellite-TV provider DirecTV became the country's largest pay-TV company on Friday, completing their $48.5 billion merger after receiving final regulatory approval. The requirements from the FCC, which ensures that deals are in the public interest, include protections for rival...

  • NEW YORK— Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. That's more than Comcast as well as a bigger Charter, which is seeking government approval to buy Time Warner Cable. DirecTV also has 19.5 million customers in Latin America, where AT&T wants to grow.

  • FCC approves AT&T, DirecTV deal with conditions Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    AT&T and DirecTV

    The deal will combine the nation's second-largest wireless carrier with its biggest satellite television provider.

  • This is the future of TV: Frontier Exec Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 9:34 AM ET
    Maggie Wilderotter, Frontier Communications Executive Chairman.

    Cable companies must adapt to cord cutting or they'll watch their business slip away, Frontier Communications' Maggie Wilderotter says.

  • All in the family of overachievers: Maggie Wilderotter

    Maggie Wilderotter, Frontier Communications, shares her childhood memories and the messages she received from her family to "just go for it."