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  • INTERVIEW-Tegna CEO looks to rejuvenate local TV Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 12:12 PM ET

    Nov 25- Tegna Inc, the broadcast and digital company that split from Gannett Co Inc earlier this year, has assembled a group of employees to make local broadcast television, including news, more interesting to a younger audience. The McLean, Virginia- based company is also trying to create more original programming and discussing ways to better integrate its...

  • TV Buying Guide: Get out tape measure before shopping Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 12:01 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— If you're shopping for a TV, get out a tape measure and do some quick calculations before you head to the store. And count the number of gadgets you'll want to connect to your screen. If you're sitting far away, a regular HD set will be just fine— for $100 to $200 less.

  • Fox: We're ignoring overnight TV ratings Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 4:20 PM ET

    Overnight reports from the Nielsen company on how a program did in the ratings have long been the lifeblood of the television industry. Starting Monday, that will stop, said Fox's top executives, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, in a memo distributed to staff on Friday. Nielsen releases ratings for viewership within 3 days, 7 days and 30 days.

  • LG Elec seeks U.S. prime time for next-gen TV Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    SEOUL, Nov 19- The world's No.2 TV maker, South Korea's LG Electronics Inc, is betting that chopping prices almost in half before the U.S. year-end holiday season will create enough buzz to push its next-generation TV technology mainstream. The manufacturer and affiliate LG Display Co Ltd have invested billions of dollars in organic light-emitting diode...

  • NEW YORK— Univision is the latest media company to offer a streaming service as it prepares for an initial public offering. Following in the footsteps of HBO, CBS and Showtime, broadcast networks Univision and UniMás can now be streamed for $6 a month or $60 a year. Univision and UniMás are already available as part of a $5 add-on pack on Sling TV, Dish Network's...

  • UK's Sky launches new premium TV service Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 10:17 AM ET

    However, he said last week there was an opportunity to raise prices in Britain. Sky, which has 12 million customers in Britain and Ireland, faces fierce competition in the pay-TV market from cable operator Virgin Media and telecoms giant BT, which has raised the stakes in bidding for sports TV broadcasting rights in the last three years. Sky, which is 39 percent...

  • More women in the c-suite: Maggie Wilderotter Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    More women in the c-suite: Maggie Wilderotter

    Maggie Wilderotter, Frontier Communications executive chairman, talks about ways to increase diversity corporate boardrooms.

  • Cybersecurity:  Fine balance between privacy and security

    Maggie Wilderotter, Frontier Communications, discusses the challenges businesses face in maintaining customer privacy and the real threat of cyberterrorism.

  • Hulu reaches out to Time Warner Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
    Hulu reaches out to Time Warner

    According to a source, Hulu approached Time Warner, and Guggenheim estimates Hulu is worth $7.4 billion, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. CNBC contributor Jessica Lessin, editor-in-chief at The Information, weighs in.

  • Trading TV 'cord-cutting': 3 stocks to watch Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 6:47 PM ET

    Consumers are shifting away from traditional cable TV, and "Fast Money" traders see opportunity in Netflix, among others.

  • Sony expands Vue's channels beyond PlayStation Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 11:32 AM ET
    Sony expands Vue's channels beyond PlayStation

    Sony will partner will Amazon and Google to takes its PlayStation Vue TV service mainstream, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • John Malone: Why media consolidation looms Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 11:09 AM ET
    John Malone

    Liberty Media chief John Malone said he wouldn't be surprised to see more media consolidation as global scale becomes important.

  • What Russian news media say about doping scandal Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 2:33 PM ET
    Mariya Savinova of Russia wins silver in the Women's 800 metres final of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow on Aug. 18, 2013.

    The World Anti-Doping Agency reported that Russian athletes engage in widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs. Russia's media aren't having it.

  • Are pictures worth 1,000 (search) words? Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 3:40 PM ET

    With the Internet becoming more visual, brands think this is future of search is being able to identify items in images without words.

  • *3rd- qtr profit $0.42/ shr vs est $0.39. *ARPU rises to $86.33 vs $84.39 last year. Nov 9- Dish Network Corp reported quarterly revenue that fell short of market estimates as more subscribers dropped its pay-TV service and growth in its online streaming service Sling TV showed signs of faltering.

  • *ARPU rises to $86.33 vs $84.39 last year. Nov 9- Dish Network Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher revenue per user from its core pay-TV business. The second-largest U.S. satellite TV company by revenue said on Monday its average revenue per pay-TV user rose to $86.33 in the third quarter from $84.39 a year earlier.

  • Activision Blizzard launches movie, TV studio Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 2:15 PM ET
    Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing on stage at the introduction of the All-New Guitar Hero Live game by Activision, April 14, 2015 in New York City.

    The video game company on Friday introduced Activision Blizzard Studios, which will create original movies based on its library of game titles.

  • Halt! Don't sell Disney after 'Star Wars': Analyst Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 1:24 PM ET

    Citigroup's Jason Bazinet says the force will not be with traders who sell sell Disney stock after a "Star Wars" rally.

  • Real value in sports content: Pro Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 10:25 AM ET
    Real value in sports content: Pro

    Discussing Disney's quarterly report, sports content and why portfolio managers are hiding in Disney among media stocks, with Jason Bazinet, Citigroup analyst.

  • What the Jon Stewart deal tells us about HBO Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    Comedian Jon Stewart.

    HBO's digital deal with Jon Stewart shows the network may be investing more in its digital assets in a move to combat cord cutting.