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Media Television


  • Pay-TV to reach 1 in 5 German households this year Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 1:07 PM ET

    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...

  • 'Stream' may boost Comcast despite price: Analyst Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 11:38 AM ET

    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.

  • Poker's biggest star misses final table at Series Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    Daniel Negreanu on the floor after his elimination.

    Poker's biggest star, Daniel Negreanu, came up two places short of making the final table of the Main Event in the World Series of Poker.

  • James Bond’s next mission? Protecting the BBC Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    Daniel Craig aka "James Bond"

    Nearly 30 celebrities have called on UK politicians to help preserve one of the country’s national treasures: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

  • Comcast tests new $15 'Stream' cable service Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 9:29 AM ET
    Comcast tests new $15 'Stream' cable service

    Comcast enters the streaming wars by offering Internet customers the ability to watch live television from about a dozen networks, including HBO.

  • Sun Valley titans target sports bigwigs Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    Sun Valley titans target sports bigwigs

    CNBC's Julia Boorstn explains why sports commissioners are in such high demand at this year's gathering of tech and media executives at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference.

  • Is Comic-Con female friendly this year? Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 1:52 PM ET
    A costumed fan poses for photos during Comic-Con International 2015 in San Diego.

    A haven for male nerd culture? That's so 2010. Comic-Con 2015 is touting itself as a place where women are welcome.

  • A big year of change at Comic-Con Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 12:56 PM ET
    A big year of change at Comic-Con

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports from San Diego's Comic-Con.

  • San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 11:54 AM ET
    San Diego Comic-Con 2015

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports from San Diego's Comic-Con.

  • Lights, camera, action! Netflix goes to Hollywood Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 9:50 AM ET

    The Internet-viewing network, Netflix announced the premiere dates for its first set of upcoming original movies on Tuesday.

  • Paula Deen skewered again Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Paula Deen skewered again

    Paula Deen is feeling the heat after a Twitter photo featuring son Bobby in "brownface."

  • Hot deals in 'old media': Analyst Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Hot deals in 'old media': Analyst

    Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson shares his thoughts on new prospects in old media.

  • Universal on track for record year Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 7:44 AM ET
    Universal on track for record year

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin talks with NBC Universal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer about the company's big year at the box office.

  • GoPro taps ex-Hulu exec for original content push Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 4:43 PM ET
    Nick Woodman, CEO, GoPro, showing the Hero4 Session

    GoPro hired Charlotte Koh, the former head of Hulu's original content initiatives, as its head of features and series, Variety reports.

  • FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, July 7- Germany's top TV broadcaster and the country's biggest newspaper publisher are again testing the waters for a potential merger that would need to negotiate the same regulatory hurdles that derailed a deal a decade ago. Broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 and Axel Springer have reignited talks with the aim of consolidating their push into...

  • Women's soccer final the most-watched game ever Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 7:44 AM ET
    The U.S. team hold the trophy after winning the final match of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

    The United States’ 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday was seen by a record 25.4 million viewers on Fox.

  • For US soccer wages, it's still a man's game Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 3:12 PM ET
    Carli Lloyd of the United States reacts in the first half after scoring a goal against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Even with their World Cup victory, U.S. women's soccer players will have a tough time converting success into financial gains.

  • TV won digital wars without firing a shot: Author Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk by the CBS headquarters building in New York.

    Media pundit Michael Wolff says there isn't any real contest between digital and broadcast, because old media has already bested new media.

  • PARIS, July 3- French media group Vivendi pushed out Canal Plus chief Rodolphe Belmer amid controversy about the future of the pay-TV channel and its prominent satirical puppet show "Les Guignols". Canal Plus parent company Vivendi said in a statement on Friday it had named Canal Plus head of pay-TV Maxime Saada as new Canal Plus chief executive and appointed...

  • MEXICO CITY, July 2- Mexico's telecoms regulator said on Thursday that a new tender process for digital TV channels will begin in the last quarter of 2015, and the winner will be announced in the first half of 2016.. The step comes after the regulator in April revoked the awarding of a new TV network to media group Grupo Radio Centro, which failed to pay the sum...