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Today, 07:25 AM
1
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: Big theater chains team up against Netflix's first movie
 
Unsurprisingly, there's one group that's not at all excited to hear Netflix and IMAX are arranging for the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel to hit theaters and streaming at the same time: movie theater owners. According to the LA Times, Regal, AMC, Carmike and Cinemark have all stated they don't plan to screen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend on their IMAX screens when it arrives next year, while Variety notes Canada's Cineplex and Europe's Cineworld are also staying away from the flick. The studios blocked a planned experiment to sell Tower Heist viewing for $60 a pop (honestly, they saved everyone there) back in 2011, but it seems doubtful they'll be able to intimidate Netflix into backing down....
 

Today, 07:07 AM
1
Oct 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


New on Netflix & Amazon Prime for October 2014
 
 

Yesterday, 06:48 AM
30
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Could Longhorn Network Be Coming to DirecTV?
 
Looks like it!
 

Yesterday, 06:48 AM
30
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Cable, the FCC and streaming killed Saturday morning cartoons
 
(engadget.com) - One of your fondest childhood traditions has kicked the bucket: Saturday morning cartoons are no more. The CW has aired its last batch of Vortexx programming, leaving American kids without any animated broadcast TV to start their weekends for the first time in decades. From here on out, young ones glued to the tube will mostly be watching educational shows....
 

Yesterday, 06:47 AM
30
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Netflix bullish after six-country European INVASION
 
(theregister.co.uk) - By any measure, Netflix’s European expansion – adding six more countries – could not have gone better, although this still does not mean the operator will achieve its bullish forecast of penetrating one-third of all homes within seven years of launching in every market.
 
That almost hubristic forecast will depend on factors yet to be determined, such as whether Netflix acquires premium sporting rights to complement its current diet of older window movies and TV shows, admittedly with increasing numbers of original productions.
 
But for now, Netflix can be content with its European launch, having added France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg to the UK, Ireland and the Nordic – countries where it was already present....
 

Yesterday, 06:46 AM
30
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Netflix and IMAX will get 'Crouching Tiger 2' on the same day
 
(engadget.com) - Netflix's tight relationship with The Weinstein Company has scored another win, and the streaming service's first big movie debut -- but definitely not its last. The two revealed tonight that next year when the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon arrives in theaters, it will also be available streaming on Netflix at the same time. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend also shares a writer, John Fusco, with another Weinstein/Netflix team-up, the Marco Polo series that's arriving next year....
 

Sep 29 2014 03:46 PM
29
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Pay TV Gets a Win as FCC Looks to Kill Sports Blackout Rule 
 
(recode.net) - Sports fans may be rejoicing soon, as the federal government does away with a nearly-40-year-old rule designed to keep fans going to games instead of watching them on television.
 
Later this week, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to kill what’s known as the sports blackout rule — a restriction that prevents pay-TV providers such as cable and satellite from airing local games if the local stadiums don’t sell out seats....
 

Sep 29 2014 06:02 AM
29
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Disney's Deal With Dish Network Reveals Why Cable Companies Are Terrified Of Online Streaming Services
 
(businessinsider.com) - The Information’s Martin Peers wrote an interesting column on Thursday arguing traditional media companies are simply denying how online streaming services, like Netflix and Amazon, are disrupting the $100 billion-plus TV network industry.
 
To be sure, programmers are taking steps to limit erosion in their deals with Dish. One industry executive says the Disney agreement with Dish has a provision that if the streaming service signs up more than a certain number of subscribers, the deal is off. Dish declined to comment.
 
In other words, Disney will play along with Dish Network's new service, but if it succeeds to a certain extent, they will be forced to pull out — likely to honor their partnerships with longstanding cable providers like Time Warner and Comcast.
 
Peers offers two potential reasons for why big media companies like Time Warner are downplaying streaming and other disruptive services:
 
"The simple answer is that most media company CEOs are nearing the end of their careers and are more focused on short-term quarterly performance than trends that might or might not happen for a decade. Another answer is that they’re in denial about the implications of what they’re doing."
 

Sep 25 2014 10:29 AM
25
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: DIRECTV Stockholders Approve Merger with AT&T Inc.
 
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At a special meeting today, DIRECTV stockholders voted overwhelmingly to approve DIRECTV’s proposed merger with AT&T Inc. The final voting results indicate more than 99 percent of votes cast were in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement, representing 77 percent of all outstanding shares....
 

Sep 25 2014 05:48 AM
25
Sep 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Will Internet TV Forge Dish, Verizon Wireless Deal?
 
(news.investors.com/) - Will the Internet TV ambitions of Dish Network and Verizon Communications dovetail into a merger or network-sharing deal between them?
 
That scenario looms, some analysts say, as both the satellite TV broadcaster and the nation's No. 1 wireless phone company ready Web and mobile TV services....
 



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