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  • Is a Super Bowl ad really worth the $5 million? Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 2:26 PM ET
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning get set to square off before Super Bowl 50 as advertisers line up to pay big bucks for air time.

    Super Bowl ad campaigns can cost up to $30 million when all is said and done. Still, analysts say it is worth it for the live audience.

  • FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is announcing the proposed regulation later on Wednesday to let customers get video services from providers like Alphabet Inc, Tivo and Apple instead of cable and satellite companies like Comcast and Dish, according to the proposal, which will be voted on Feb. 18. The FCC says Americans spent $20 billion a year to lease pay-TV cable and...

  • FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is announcing the proposed regulation later on Wednesday to allow companies like Alphabet Inc and Tivo to compete directly to provide video services, according to a summary of the proposal, the proposal says. The FCC says Americans spent $20 billion a year to lease pay-TV cable and satellite boxes, or an average of $231 a year, and said box...

  • eSports is coming to primetime Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 12:47 PM ET
    video game competitions

    The CW will give Machinima's "Chasing the Cup" an one hour primetime network special.

  • Liberty Global's expansion plans: CEO Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 6:44 AM ET
    Liberty Global's expansion plans: CEO

    Mike Fries, Liberty Global CEO, discusses his company's strategy to improve the customer's mobile viewing experience while increasing user growth. Mobile's a great revenue stream, says Fries.

  • AT&T more enthusiastic about DirecTV than ever: CEO Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 9:00 AM ET
    Randall Stephenson at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says his company's tie-up with DirecTV is helping it combine its wireless and video businesses.

  • Why would Univision hook up with The Onion? Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 3:15 PM ET
    The Onion

    Univision hopes its stake in The Onion will help expand its main millennial play, Fusion, both online and on TV.

  • Adding up Netflix's numbers Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 5:33 AM ET
    Adding up Netflix's numbers

    The top-performing stock in the S&P 500 last year is reporting earnings after the bell, and some analyst are cautious on the company's subscriber growth, reports CNBC's Landon Dowdy.

  • AT&T could sell Latin American pay TV assets for $10B Saturday, 16 Jan 2016 | 4:31 AM ET
    AT&T

    The business includes satellite and cable television services in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina and several other countries.

  • Jan 15- Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica SA has expressed interest in buying AT&T Inc's pay TV assets in Latin America, which could be valued at around $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The business includes satellite and cable television services in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina and several other countries.

  • Netflix cracks down on proxy users Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    Netflix cracks down on proxy users

    The video-streaming service provider plans to block proxy access to content not available locally.

  • Netflix will soon block proxy access to its service Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 9:19 PM ET
    House of Cards

    The announcement comes just a week after Netflix went live in more than 130 countries, covering almost the entire globe except China.

  • Jan 14- Canada's Shaw Communications Inc posted an unexpected 4 percent drop in first-quarter profit, as it continued to lose television subscribers, offsetting a rise in internet accounts. Shaw, which competes with Telus Corp in west Canada, said its consumer unit lost 30,000 television and 5,600 landline telephone accounts in the quarter ended Nov. 30.

  • Jan 14- Shaw Communications Inc on Thursday reported a 4 percent fall in first-quarter profit, as it continued to lose television subscribers, offsetting a rise in internet accounts. The company's net income fell to C $218 million, or 43 Canadian cents per share, in the quarter, from C $227 million, or 46 Canadian cents, a year earlier. Shaw's quarterly revenue rose...

  • 'Friends' getting back together Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    'Friends' getting back together

    The cast of the hit TV show will reunite for a special two-hour episode.

  • Al Jazeera America to close up shop Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    Al Jazeera America to close up shop

    The cable news channel is shutting down at the end of April.

  • Al Jazeera, which is owned by Qatar- based Al Jazeera Media Network, had been trying for years to break into the U.S. cable market when it bought Current TV, a U.S.-based television network owned by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and his business partner Joel Hyatt, for $500 million in 2013.. "Al Jazeera America entered a crowded marketplace with a brand that had a...

  • UPDATE 2-Al Jazeera America to close by April 30 -network Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 4:03 PM ET

    Jan 13- Al Jazeera America, the cable television news outlet owned by Qatar- based Al Jazeera Media Network, is shutting down less than three years after its high-profile launch, the network said on Wednesday. Vice President Al Gore and his business partner Joel Hyatt, to launch Al Jazeera America for $500 million in 2013.. The company said it will instead expand its...

  • Does an Oscar matter in the age of digital media? Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 3:14 PM ET
    Oscars Academy Awards

    As digital and social media open up new avenues for more effective marketing, do the Oscars matter as much?

  • Al Jazeera America to shut down in April Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 2:46 PM ET
    The control room for Al Jazeera America in New York, Aug. 16, 2013. The cable news channel, which debuted in 2013 to great fanfare when it promised to cover American news soberly and seriously, is shutting down at the end of April, 2016.

    Cable news channel Al Jazeera America, which debuted in 2013 to great fanfare, is shutting down at the end of April. NYT reports.