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Viacom, AT&T renew contract, avoid DirecTV blackout


Viacom Inc has renewed its carriage contract with AT&T Inc, avoiding a blackout of MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central for users of the telecom carrier's pay TV service DirecTV, the companies said on Monday.

Apple invites Hollywood to Silicon Valley in TV push

SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES Apple Inc is expected to finally lift the curtain on Monday on a secretive, years-long effort to build a television and movie offering designed to compete with big media companies and boost digital services revenue as iPhone sales taper.

Tech, Film, 7:17am EDT

YouTube denies report of plans to cancel high-end dramas, comedies

YouTube has denied that it is cancelling high-end dramas and comedies on its paid service platform, refuting the claims made in a report earlier on Sunday.

Tech, Mar 24 2019

AT&T, Viacom continue contract negotiations past deadline

MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and other Viacom Inc channels were still available on AT&T Inc's DirecTV satellite TV service on early Saturday morning as the companies continued to hash out a new carriage contract.

Aerospace & Defense Mar 23 2019

Factbox - Apple's media ambition: Original shows, news subscription

Apple Inc is expected to unveil a new video streaming service and a news subscription platform at an event on Monday at its California headquarters.

Tech, Mar 22 2019

'Thrones' star Emilia Clarke reveals close brushes with death

LOS ANGELES "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke on Thursday revealed she suffered two brain aneurysms during her early years with the hit television show that left her convinced she would die.

Mar 21 2019

Open that door? Netflix explores choose-your-own horror, romance

LOS ANGELES A Netflix Inc experiment that began with viewers picking a movie character's breakfast cereal may expand to letting the audience choose the best on-screen date or the safest path to escape an ax murderer. | Video

Tech Mar 20 2019

Nostalgic 'Only Fools and Horses' stage show soothes divided Britain

LONDON British comedy "Only Fools and Horses" ran for decades, drew the biggest home audience yet for a TV episode – and has smashed box office records with a West End musical version that resonates in a nation riven by Brexit and yearning for simpler times. | Video

Mar 21 2019

Viacom warns customers its channels may stop airing on DirecTV

Viacom Inc said on Tuesday it had begun warning DirecTV's 24 million subscribers its channels could stop being shown on the AT&T Inc-owned satellite TV service if it fails to reach a new contract by midnight March 22.

Aerospace & Defense Mar 19 2019

Netflix says it will not join Apple TV service

LOS ANGELES Netflix Inc, the world's dominant streaming service, will not make its TV shows and movies available through Apple Inc's upcoming video offering, Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings said on Monday.

Tech, Mar 19 2019