HBO takes on Netflix and Amazon with US streaming service
Mar 10, 2015 at 04:12 | Source:
HBO, the US network behind hits such as Game of Thrones and The Sopranos, is launching an online streaming service that will weaken its relationship with cable TV providers. Called HBO Now, the service will be available in the US from April for $14.9...
Grammy Awards capture lowest viewership since 2009
Feb 10, 2015 at 12:23 | Source:
Los Angeles: The 57th edition of the Grammy Awards gala was watched by 25.3 million television viewers, Nielsen reported Monday, the smallest audience for the top music industry ceremony since 2009.The figure was 11 percent below the number of viewer...
Sony Pictures exec whose emails on Obama, Jolie were leaked steps down
Feb 06, 2015 at 11:43 | Source:
Los Angeles: Amy Pascal, the Sony executivewhose emails were leaked during the North Korean movie hackingsaga, is stepping down, the Hollywood studio announced today.Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will launch a "major new pr...
Paris mayor threatens to sue Fox News, faces uphill fight
Jan 21, 2015 at 07:30 | Source:
(Reuters) - The mayor of Paris on Tuesday said she intended to sue Rupert Murdoch's Fox News over insults she said the U.S. cable television network hurled at the French capital following this month's massacre at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper.In an int...
Marco Polo brings Mongol empire to Netflix
Jan 21, 2015 at 05:42 | Source:
Following on from the success of its original dramas House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Netflix is banking on its next series, Marco Polo, being a similar hit. The adventures of famed explorer Marco Polo in 13th Century China are being told ...
India suspends Comedy Central for six days
Nov 27, 2014 at 16:36 | Source:
India has suspended the US entertainment channel Comedy Central for six days for showing obscene and vulgar programmes. The government said the channel violated Cable Television Networks rules by showing women as a commodity of sex in two shows. The ...
21st Century Fox profits rise on strong film earnings
Nov 05, 2014 at 03:48 | Source:
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox reported profits of $999m (£624m) in the third quarter, buoyed by strong earnings in its film and cable television units. The company also said revenue rose to $8.42bn, a 17% increase from the same period last ...