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Time Warner Cable Plugs HBO Into Stripped-Down, Cheaper TV Bundle

Time Warner Cable is now marketing a low-cost bundle that includes a limited bunch of TV channels and HBO - a package aimed at "cord nevers" and others who aren't interested in paying for a...

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Pay-TV Prices Are at the Breaking Point - And They're Only Going to Get Worse

Cable and satellite TV bills have never been higher, and more mad-as-hell consumers are cutting the cord. And nothing, not even consolidation among operators, stands to reverse the trend. Several...

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DHX to acquire Family Channel, three others from Bell Media

DHX Media Ltd., the Halifax-based production and distribution company, has struck a $170M deal to buy the Family Channel and three Disney channels from Bell Media. The announcement sent DHX shares...

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Amazon Launches VOD Service in Japan

Home shopping giant, Amazon is to begin offering movies online in Japan from this week. The company, which has previously sold electronic books and music will offer a selection of local and...

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Time Warner Cable Launches Showtime's Internet Video Service

Here's one silver lining for Time Warner Cable customers out of its bruising fight with CBS: The MSO, under the deal it eventually reached with the Eye, has launched Showtime Networks'...

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Rogers scores national NHL TV rights for $5.2B

Media conglomerate Rogers Communications has launched a shot across the bow of the broadcasting landscape in a $5.2-billion deal for the right to broadcast NHL games across Canada for the next 12...

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Katie Couric Joins Yahoo as Global Anchor, to Host Interview Series

Katie Couric is shifting focus to even smaller screens: Yahoo officially announced her hire as "global anchor," making the Internet the primary platform for the talk show host and journalist...

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Why Cable Nets Still Value Broadcast Reruns

FXX's deal last week to show "The Simpsons" in syndication set a record for the market in TV reruns with a cost in the ballpark of $750M. On a per-episode basis, however, the latest syndication...

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