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  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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: 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."

  • Cutting the cord... a look at cable TV's future: Expert

    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.

  • Two cities may get NHL teams—but it won't be easy Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    A Quebec Nordiques fan shows his support for their return to the NHL.

    Las Vegas and Québec City have filed for new NHL franchises, but based on past expansion teams, they would face a daunting task.

  • NBA fans—your lives are about to get a lot easier Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 1:28 PM ET
    LeBron James drives against DeMarre Carroll of the Atlanta Hawks

    NBA viewers will be able to purchase individual out-of-market games for $6.99 starting next season.

  • Bratz says toy commercial is no longer enough Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Bratz dolls on social media?

    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...

  • Why's Netflix surging? This analyst explains Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 2:25 PM ET

    Netflix's revenue growth is all about its overseas growth, Needham & Co. analyst Laura Martin.

  • Emmy nominee Mayim Bialik's summer reading list Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 12:21 PM ET
    Mayim Bialik

    She just got nominated (again!) for an Emmy for her role on "The Big Bang Theory." So what's Mayim Bialik reading this summer?