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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...
Robert Iger, The Walt Disney Company CEO, discusses those brands which could be sold directly to the customer.
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...
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.
The deal will combine the nation's second-largest wireless carrier with its biggest satellite television provider.
Cable companies must adapt to cord cutting or they'll watch their business slip away, Frontier Communications' Maggie Wilderotter says.
Maggie Wilderotter, Frontier Communications, shares her childhood memories and the messages she received from her family to "just go for it."
Maggie Wilderotter, Frontier Communications, shares his thoughts on AT&T's deal to buy DirecTV. Also Wilderotter provides perspective on the future of television. Customers don't want to buy 500 channels anymore and only watch 12, says Wilderotter, weighing in on the unbundling of cable TV.
Las Vegas and Québec City have filed for new NHL franchises, but based on past expansion teams, they would face a daunting task.
NBA viewers will be able to purchase individual out-of-market games for $6.99 starting next season.
Bratz is trying to stage a comeback after a decade, relying heavily on online and mobile content, where kids play these days.
NEW YORK, July 16- A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that online television service FilmOn X LLC should be treated like a traditional cable system in order to transmit the programs of the nation's broadcasters over the Internet. District Judge George Wu in Los Angeles said in his ruling that FilmOn X is entitled to a compulsory license under the Copyright Act to...
Netflix's revenue growth is all about its overseas growth, Needham & Co. analyst Laura Martin.
She just got nominated (again!) for an Emmy for her role on "The Big Bang Theory." So what's Mayim Bialik reading this summer?
NEW YORK— Marlene Sanders, a veteran television journalist for ABC and CBS News at a time when relatively few women did that job, has died of cancer. She wrote, reported and produced news and documentaries for WNEW-TV in New York before joining ABC News in 1964. She worked there for 14 years. She reported from Vietnam in 1966 and later became the first woman to be a vice...
FRANKFURT, July 15- Pay-TV is set to reach one in five German households for the first time this year, the VPRT association of German private broadcasters forecast on Wednesday. Pay-TV channels from providers including Disney, Time Warner or Fox are mainly offered by cable companies in Europe's largest economy and face increasing competition from on-demand...
The cable giant's new streaming service may be able to help it rely less on cable profit, increase broadband profit and retain current customers.