If you haven’t already heard, superstar astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is starring in a re-imagined version of Carl Sagan’s classic Cosmos series for Fox. And while the first episode isn’t due out until next year, the production team did release a trailer yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con.
While Hulu’s owners officially took the streaming video service off the market last year, would-be buyers are still showing plenty of interest.
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Multiple production companies and the executive producer from Alias are bringing the ragtag gang of characters from the Battlefield: Bad Company games to the small screen.
Major film studio Fox is revising its business plan when it comes to newly released movies.
Broadcast TV network Fox is asking U.S. courts to block certain functionality from satellite television service Dish Network’s Hopper DVR box, but will it’s request be granted?
I’m sitting in my office (by which I mean my kitchen) watching Rachel Ray on my iPad and Kathy Lee on my laptop. These aren’t clips or day or old episodes. It’s live programming that’s streaming to me via Aereo, the web TV service locked in a legal battle with the big TV networks, which launches to the public in New York City this morning.
Aereo, the New York startup that is building a new system for streaming and recoding live TV, is countersuing the big TV networks that filed a lawsuit against it at the beginning of this month. The company, which is backed by local investors like First Round Capital and Barry Diller’s IAC, says that the courts have already ruled in favor of their technology, just not in this innovative new form.
Incumbent industries have a history of challenging new technologies that disrupt the established way they do business. For example, AT&T sued to keep everything from the answering machine to the Hush-A-Phone out of the market. Yesterday’s news that all the major TV networks are filing suit against streaming TV service Aereo is the latest in a long line of battles about how technology evolves. And Aereo, which recently raised $25 million from backers that include billionaire Barry Diller’s IAC, is ready for a war.
File this one under bound to happen. IAC’s new service, Aereo, which charges users $12 a month to stream the basic TV networks and a selection of cable channels, is the target of a lawsuit filed by Fox, WPIX, Univision, and PBS. They want to shut Aereo down and collect damages for unlicensed use of their content.
Major motion picture studios and record labels have been waging war on so-called “pirates” — the consumers who download copyrighted content free of charge on the Internet.
Piracy of Fox TV shows is on the rise just one week after the television studio decided to delay all new programming on the web by eight days, reports Torrent Freak.
Hulu is retaining investment banking firms Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim Partners to facilitate a potential sale of the company. Prospective bidders were notified today that the sale process will begin about two weeks from now, according to information from anonymous sources in correspondence with the L.A. Times.