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  • Paul Reiser goes behind the camera for new series 'There's...Johnny'

    Paul Reiser, actor/comedian and "There's...Johnny" creator, talks about his role on the second season of "Stranger Things," and the debut of his new series on Hulu about "The Tonight Show" in the seventies.

  • 'Downton Abbey' exhibition opening in New York City

    Actor Allen Leech and Gareth Neame, Carnival Films, talk about the wildly successful television show "Downton Abbey" and the exhibit opening in Manhattan this weekend.

  • Biggest challenge to Comcast-Fox deal is how Justice Department defines the market: Telecom analyst

    Frank Louthan, Raymond James telecom analyst, weighs in on mergers talks between Comcast and Twenty-First Century Fox, and Time Warner and AT&T.

  • Comcast in talks with 21st Century Fox: Sources

    Marci Ryvicker, Wells Fargo Securities senior media analyst, weighs in on the likelihood of Comcast or Verizon buying 21st Century Fox.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 16- U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the use of new technology that will improve picture quality on mobile phones, tablets and television, but also raises significant privacy concerns by giving advertisers dramatically more data about viewing habits. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to allow broadcasters to...

  • The Republican-led FCC voted 3-2 to eliminate the 42- year-old ban on cross-ownership of a newspaper and TV station in a major market. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai defended the rule change, saying it was "utter nonsense" that rules banning cross ownership of a newspaper and broadcast station were still in place after massive changes in media over the last four decades.

  • Current televisions cannot carry the new signal and the FCC only requires broadcasting both signals for five years after deploying the next-generation technology. "The FCC calls this approach market driven. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai defended the proposal, calling concerns about buying new devices "hypothetical.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 16- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to remove key roadblocks to increased consolidation among media companies, potentially unleashing new deals among TV, radio and newspaper owners as they seek to better compete with online media. The Republican-led FCC voted 3-2 to eliminate the 42- year-old ban on...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 16- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to undo key roadblocks to increased consolidation among media companies, potentially unleashing new deals among TV, radio and newspaper owners as they seek to better compete with online media. The Republican-led FCC voted 3-2 to eliminate the 42- year-old ban on...

  • Thursday's decision by the Federal Communications Commission also makes it easier for one company to own two broadcast TV stations in one market and coordinate operations with stations owned by others. Although the changes won't affect AT&T's pending bid for Time Warner and its cable channels, they come as cable and phone companies have grown into industry...

  • Adrien Robinson #81 of the New York Giants attempts to recover a fumbled ball off an onsides kick to start the second half against the

    The National Football League's weak viewership has Wall Street on edge, and the numbers aren't looking any better for Week 10.

  • John Malone: It's all about scale in media

    CNBC's David Faber provides highlights of his interview with Liberty Media Chairman John Malone including the threat Netflix might present.

  • Faber Report: Altice under pressure

    CNBC's David Faber reports on shares of Altice and how cord-cutting is impacting the multinational telecom company.

  • LOS ANGELES— Women and minority television directors made modest gains last season, but the majority of television episodes are still directed by white men, the Directors Guild of America found in a study released Tuesday. The guild's study states that 62 percent of nearly 4,500 television episodes reviewed during the 2016-2017 season were directed by white...

  • Three movies made of the trilogy in the early 2000 s, filmed in New Zealand and based on Tolkien's novels, garnered nearly $3 billion at the box office and 17 Academy Awards. New Line Cinema, which distributed the film trilogy, the Tolkien Estate and Trust, and publisher HarperCollins will work with Amazon to produce the television series. That was a winning formula...

  • A wax version of Gollum from 'The Lord of the Rings' sits on display at the Comic-Con International Convention being held at the San Diego Convention Center.

    The new series will be based on new material taking place before J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Ring."