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  1. INXS Mini-Series ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ Poised for Latin America Debut

    September 22, 2014 3:30 AM EDT The TV mini-series that catapulted INXS back to the summit in their homeland is about to air in Latin America, where the Australian rockers’ flame has burned impressively bright.  “Never Tear Us Apart” begins its four-week primetime broadcast vi ...

  2. AT&T Aims for TV's Future with $48.5B DirecTV Deal

    May 19, 2014 10:54 AM EDT Priming itself for the age of Internet-delivered video, AT&T Inc. said it would buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion in cash and stock, or $95 per share. While DirecTV doesn't help the telecom company compete in the online video space immediatel ...

  3. Jay Z to Play DirecTV's Super Saturday Night Party During Super Bowl Week

    January 15, 2014 2:33 PM EST Jay Z will headline DirecTV’s Super Saturday Night party during Super Bowl weekend on Saturday, Feb. 1. The invite-only event will take place at DirecTV’s SuperFan Stadium at New York’s Hudson River Park Pier 40, co-hosted by Mark Cuban’s AXS TV a ...

  4. Hulu Sale Called Off

    July 12, 2013 6:18 PM EDT The on-again, off-again sale of Hulu is off - again. Hulu's owners, 21st Century Fox, Disney and NBCUniversal, said Friday that they will remain owners of the online video service, while providing a cash infusion of about $750 million to en ...

  5. Justin Timberlake Brings New Songs (and Jay-Z) to NOLA for Pre-Super Bowl Party

    February 03, 2013 9:52 AM EST Photo: Getty Images for DirecTV Years from now, when event planners begin figuring out what might make their event talk of the town during Super Bowl week, they'll look back and cite what happened in New Orleans on Saturday night. For mor ...

  6. Country, AC Lead Music Formats at 2012 Marconi Awards

    September 21, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Dan Seeman, Vice President and Market Manager for Hubbard Adult Contemporary KSTP-FM (KS 95) Minneapolis (left) accepts the 2012 Marconi Award for Legendary Station of the Year from Gordon H. Smith, President and CEO of the National Association of ...

  7. NBC Cuts The Who, Ray Davies, Muse From Olympics' Closing Ceremony Broadcast

    August 13, 2012 10:49 AM EDT Some Olympics fans found yet another reason to be unhappy with NBC on Sunday night. The network edited out or greatly delayed parts of the closing ceremony, including performances by Muse, Ray Davies of the Kinks and a second song by George Michae ...

  8. Viacom, DirecTV Reach New Carriage Agreement

    July 20, 2012 7:21 AM EDT Viacom and DirecTV have reached a new carriage agreement, they said early Friday. The deal ends a two-week standoff that led to a blackout of such networks as MTV, Comedy Central, BET and Nickelodeon in the about 20 million homes of the satellite ...

  9. DirecTV Drops 26 Viacom Channels Following Carriage Fee Negotiation Impasse

    July 11, 2012 7:33 AM EDT Satellite TV operator DirecTV today dropped 26 Viacom channels from its service following negotiation impasse over the network's carriage fees. Those include music channels MTV, BET, VH1, CMT as well as Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. DirecTV ...

  10. Ryan Seacrest Launching TV Network With Mark Cuban, AEG, CAA

    January 18, 2012 8:45 PM EST Ryan Seacrest is getting his own TV network after all. The multi-hyphenate, along with partners AEG and talent agency CAA, have struck a deal with billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban to rebrand Cuban's HDNet as AXS TV (pronounced Access) begi ...

  11. Apple Considering Offer to Buy Hulu (Report)

    July 22, 2011 8:41 AM EDT Apple is considering making an offer for the online video service Hulu, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing sources. The company is said to be in early talks to buy the site, which is owned by Walt Disney, News Corp., Comcast's NBCUniversal a ...

  12. Viacom's Philippe Dauman Tops Wall Street Journal's Highest-Paid CEOs List

    May 09, 2011 12:11 PM EDT CEOs of media, entertainment and TV giants claimed five of the top 10 spots on a Wall Street Journal list of executives with the highest compensation for 2010 . The median value of salaries, bonuses and long-term incentive awards for the CEOs of 3 ...

  13. Big Entertainment Stocks Post First-Quarter Gains

    April 01, 2011 7:35 AM EDT The opening quarter of 2011 saw the shares of a range of entertainment conglomerates hit new multiyear highs as double-digit gains for all sector biggies except Sony Corp. outpaced the broad-based S&P 500 stock index. The gains, led again by C ...

  14. Theater Owners Fuming Over Film Studios' Video on Demand Plan

    April 01, 2011 7:20 AM EDT Feeling blindsided, theater owners were furious Thursday that four Hollywood studios didn't brief them on plans to launch a new premium VOD service on DirecTV late next month, followed swiftly by Comcast and VUDU. Exhibitors could respond by ...

  15. Documentary Channel To Feature Weekly Music Programming In 2011

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Documentary Channel is debuting a weekly three-hour block of music programming in 2011, premiering on Jan. 6 with the features "RIP: A Remix Manifesto" and "Everybody Loves the Tinklers." "We've always loved music ...

  16. Univision Plans Upfront Showcase In N.Y.

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After skipping a big New York showcase event during last year's upfront season, Univision will return to that format this year, the network confirmed today. Separately, budding Spanish-language network Estrella TV said it would put on its fir ...

  17. News Briefs: Mega TV, Alejandro Sanz, White Lion

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST -Spanish Broadcasting System’s Mega TV network will broadcast the DirecTV Mas-produced Alejandro Sanz special, “Mas Alla del Paraiso.” Hosted by Sanz, the special will air Sunday, Feb. 7, and will feature interviews, concert footage and performanc ...

  18. Jay Sean Recaptures Hot 100's Top Slot

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay Sean's "Down" returns to the top slot of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second time, just one week after Britney Spears' No. 1 debut bumped him to runner-up status. A predicted second-week digital sales dip (down 33%) sends Sp ...

  19. SBS Launches Debut Digital

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System launched Monday (July 6) an integrated co-branding package for music artists called Debut Digital. The package allows artists to market their music across SBS' Mega TV Network, 21 radio stations and bilingual Inter ...

  20. Tomlin Leads Dove Awards Nods

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Chris Tomlin is the lead nominee for the 40th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Tomlin grabbed seven nods - including artist, male vocalist, song of the year and praise & worship album of the year - while Natalie Grant, Casting Crow ...

  21. Mega TV Expands Westward

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spanish Broadcasting System's Mega TV is inching westward, with the network signing an affiliation agreement with Cranston Acquisition in Las Vegas/Laughlin, Nev. The deal makes Mega TV available on Cranston's broadcast channel KMCC-DT C ...

  22. Loeb & Loeb Creates New Practice Group

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Loeb & Loeb has launched a new practice group for new media and technology clients. Media and advertising partner Ken Florin will chair the group. The national emerging media and technology practice group has almost 20 attorneys in New York, C ...

  23. Grosky, Guralnick Upped At Control Room/Live Earth

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Aaron Grosky and Nina Guralnick have been promoted to president of Control Room and Live Earth respectively, responsible for identifying and executing each company's strategic and operational initiatives. Formerly executive VP of music progra ...

  24. Mega Links With DirectTV

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Miami-based television station Mega TV has signed a contract to become an exclusive channel on DirectTV. Beginning Oct. 17, Mega's programming will be available on the satellite television service provider, via its DirectTV Más platform. Mega ...

  25. Control Room, UMG Team For Live Programming

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg footage available from Nov. 20. Live digital content provider Control Room and Universal Music Group (UMG) have put together a master framework that will streamline the process for live performances by UMG artists transmitted by Control ...

  26. ASCAP, XM Ink New Licensing Deal

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Agreement begins Jan. 1, 2007. ASCAP and XM Satellite Radio have finalized terms for their new satellite radio agreement that begins Jan. 1, 2007. Although the parties will not reveal the specific terms, they say that the royalty rates for publish ...

  27. BET Jazz Evolves to BET J

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST DIRECTV will launch the revamped channel on March 1. DIRECTV will launch the revamped channel on March 1. News ...

  28. BET Jazz Evolves to BET J

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST DIRECTV to launch revamped channel March 1. BET Networks is rebranding its BET Jazz channel as BET J. Concurrently, DIRECTV will launch the revamped channel on March 1. BET J will be located at Channel 330 on DIRECTV’s Total Choice Plus tier. Acco ...

  29. DirecTV Partners With Network Live

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Satellite operator has 15 million subscribers. DirecTV has joined the Network Live music concert collective as the first TV distribution partner. The satellite operator gains exclusive TV rights to air Network Live concerts. DirecTV will begin off ...

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    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST asdf MTV World is launching MTV Chi, the cable network's channel that caters to Chinese-Americans in the United States, today. Available nationwide via DirecTV, MTV Chi features 24/7 programming, encompassing original and acquired content (fr ...

  31. MTV Chi Launches

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Channel geared towards Chinese-Americans in U.S. MTV World is launching MTV Chi, the cable network's channel that caters to Chinese-Americans in the United States, today. Available nationwide via DirecTV, MTV Chi features 24/7 programming, en ...

  32. Sheppard Mullin Taps FCC/DPB Vet Ferree

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sheppard Mullin has hired Ken Ferree, formerly one of the highest-ranking officials in the Federal Communications Commission and at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, to lead the firm's new comm (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Sheppard Mull ...

  33. XM Offers Channels To DirectTV Subscribers

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT channels made available. The two leading satellite radio and TV providers, XM Satellite Radio and DirecTV announced Thursday (September 29) a distribution deal to offer 72 of XM's 150 channels to 14.6 million DirecTV subscribers. Beginning ...

  34. Satellite Firms Launch Florida Suit

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT DirecTV and EchoStar Communications have jointly filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of provisions of Florida's communications services tax law. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- DirecTV and EchoStar Communications have jointly filed ...

  35. Rolontz Rises At VH1

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Award-winning producer Lee Rolontz has been promoted to senior VP of original music production for VH1. She reports to Christina Norman, president of VH1. Award-winning producer Lee Rolontz has been promoted to senior VP of original music producti ...

  36. UMVD Names VP For Video

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Yolanda Macias as VP of business development and acquisitions for Visual Entertainment. Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Yolanda Macias as VP of business development and acqu ...

  37. UMVD Names VP For Video

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Macias to work in biz development. Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Yolanda Macias as VP of business development and acquisitions for Visual Entertainment. Based in Universal City, Calif., Macias will source new video content and ...

  38. TiVo Co-founder Ramsay Resigns As CEO

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST TiVo's Michael Ramsay, perhaps the man most responsible for introducing commercial-zapping digital video recording to television audiences worldwide, will relinquish his CEO title at the company he co (The Hollywood Reporter) -- TiVo's M ...

  39. News Corp. Offers To Buy Remaining Fox Stock

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., moving to regain full control of its majority-owned Fox television properties, is offering to buy the remaining publicly held shares of Fox Entertainment Group Inc. for ab NEW YORK (AP) -- Rupert Murdoch's Ne ...

  40. UMG To Launch Music Channel With EchoStar

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group and satellite TV provider EchoStar Communications Corp. are in talks to launch a new 24-hour music channel, sources tell Billboard.biz. Universal Music Group and satellite TV provider EchoStar Communications Corp. are in talk ...

  41. Satellite-TV Broadcast Bill Clears House Hurdle

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The House approved legislation Oct. 6 that allows DirecTV, EchoStar and other satellite TV companies to rebroadcast network programming. WASHINGTON, D.C. ( The Hollywood Reporter ) -- The House approved legislation Oct. 6 that allows DirecTV, Echo ...

  42. Tech Firms Announce Video Anti-Piracy Technology

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NDS, STMicroelectronics and Thomson said today (Sept. 10) they will develop new encryption technology to foil video piracy, a $3.5 billion problem for broadcasters and movie studios. NDS, STMicroelectronics and Thomson said today (Sept. 10) they w ...

  43. Music Choice Lands Radio Disney

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Radio Disney has inked a deal to provide programming to digital cable/satellite service Music Choice. Radio Disney has inked a deal to provide programming to digital cable/satellite service Music Choice. The Radio Disney audio channel will be avai ...

  44. Ultra Music Festival Coming To Cable

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Ultra Music Festival has partnered with K2 Communications -- the parent company of new independent music channel Havoc TV -- and Cheetah Lounge MediaWorks to bring "The Ultra Music Festival Experi The Ultra Music Festival has partnered wi ...

  45. Ultra Music Festival Coming To Cable

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Ultra Music Festival has partnered with K2 Communications -- the parent company of new independent music channel Havoc TV -- and Cheetah Lounge MediaWorks to bring "The Ultra Music Festival Experi The Ultra Music Festival has partnered wi ...

  46. Satellite TV Giant EchoStar Reports Loss

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Satellite TV company EchoStar Communications Corp. reported a $43 million loss for the first quarter of 2004, partly due to charges associated with the early redemption of bonds. Satellite TV company EchoStar Communications Corp. reported a $43 mi ...

  47. RFD-TV Making Move To Nashville

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST National television network RFD-TV is relocating its operations from Dallas to Nashville and plans to expand its lineup to include music and entertainment programming. National television network RFD-TV is relocating its operations from Dallas to ...

  48. UMG Sued For Misappropriating Trade Secrets

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Uncensored Music Network, a start-up group, is suing Universal Music Group and DirecTV for allegedly stealing its idea for a commercial-free premium TV channel touting musician freedom of expression. NEW YORK--Uncensored Music Network, a start-up ...

  49. Kazaa Case Hits New Snag

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST SYDNEY--The Australian record industry's attempts to launch a copyright infringement case against Kazaa is facing another stumbling block. Lawyers for Kazaa's Sydney-based parent Sharman Networks lodg Internet Giants Join Forces Against ...

  50. Top News From Entertainment Law Weekly

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kazaa seen appealing Aussie seizure decision. UMG, DirecTV accused of stealing idea for TV channel touting musicians' freedom of expression. P2P United awaits reaction after urging Big Five heads to h Kazaa seen appealing Aussie seizure decis ...

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