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COURT HEARS AEREOKILLER’S APPEAL

August 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Alki David, the founder of Aereokiller, which like Aereo delivers broadcast television signals to subscribers over the Internet via tiny antennas assigned to each user, returned to court on Wednesday as his appeal of a verdict blocking his system was heard by a three-judge federal panel. Entertainment industry attorney Jonathan Handel, who covered the proceedings […]

VIACOM’S U.S. CHANNELS HIT AMAZON’S U.K. STREAMING SERVICE

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Subscribers to Amazon’s U.K. streaming service LoveFilm will be able to watch a host of American TV shows thanks to an expanded deal with Viacom. Last June Amazon acted quickly to grab up content from MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and other Viacom channels after Netflix declined to pay the price Viacom was asking to renew […]

MPAA WINS PIRATE BATTLE

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Taking a new tack in its war against pirate websites, the Motion Picture Association of America on Wednesday won a major court victory in federal court in Florida against the website Hotfile after claiming that it violated studio copyrights by encouraging users to upload infringing content to its site. “We applaud the court for recognizing […]

FOX’S EPIC DEBUTS IN FIRST PLACE ON HOME VIDEO CHARTS

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20th Century Fox’s animated Epic sold more DVDs and Blu-ray Discs than any other home video release last week, according to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart. The studio’s home entertainment unit said that 40 percent of its sales were generated by the high-definition Blu-ray format. Animated films, which generally don’t benefit from the HD […]

CBS HAS BEST RATINGS OF SUMMER DESPITE BLACKOUT

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CBS not only won last week’s ratings race among both total adults and adults in the 18-49 age group, but it also posted its best numbers of the entire summer, despite the fact that it couldn’t be seen in large swaths of New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas that account for three million viewers. The […]

TOP TEN SHOWS WEEK OF AUG. 19-25

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The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research: 1. Under the Dome, CBS, 6.6/11; 2. 60 Minutes, CBS, 5.7/11; 2. America’s Got Talent (Wednesday), NBC, 5.7/9; 4. NCIS, CBS, 5.3/9; 5. NFL Preseason Football (Sunday): Minnesota at San Francisco, NBC, 5.2/9; 6. America’s Got Talent (Tuesday), NBC, 5.1/8; 7. The Big Bang […]

FCC SAYS IT’S TRYING TO BREAK CBS-TIME WARNER CABLE STALEMATE

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The FCC said on Tuesday that it is “engaged at the highest levels” with representatives of CBS and Time Warner Cable in an effort to end the nearly month-long blackout of CBS programs on TWC systems resulting from a stand-off over retransmission-consent fees. In a statement, the regulator said that it is “working to bring […]

FIRED FOX NEWS EXEC THREATENS TO FIGHT AILES AND CO.

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Brian Lewis, the former chief lieutenant to Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, will apparently not be making a quiet exit from the company as he first indicated. Fired last week “for cause” because of what the company described as “financial irregularities” and “multiple, material and significant breaches of his employment contract,” Lewis at first exited […]

MARY TYLER MOORE STARS TO REUNITE ON BETTY WHITE’S SHOW

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Bringing back the original cast members of a TV series airing in reruns on a cable network to chat is nothing new. But with original sitcoms now being offered on cable, Viacom’s TV Land is able to bring back the cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show — at least the female members — and […]

CRITICS OVER THE MOON OVER SPACE THRILLER GRAVITY

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The Venice Film Festival opened today (Wednesday) with an out-of-competition screening of Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, a space thriller starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. It launches 10 days of screenings in which 55 films from 33 countries are due to be screen, 53 of which are world premieres and two international premieres. Of the 20 […]

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