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Daily Dose: A recent court defeat in Utah isn't slowing Aereo down. The start-up service that streams local TV station signals to consumers via the Internet is set to launch in Austin, Texas, on March 3. It is already available in Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. Broadcasters are trying to stop Aereo on the grounds that it violates copyright laws. The
Did Frank Underwood make this deal? Netflix has reached an agreement in which it will pay Comcast to make sure its content flows smoothly through the broadband giant's Internet pipes. This is a big deal because Netflix traffic has grown so much it often gets clogged (as it did for me Sunday), and it could lead to similar pacts with other Internet service providers. Think of Netflix as a supermarket that is now paying a little extra for a bigger parking lot or a fast-food chain adding a second drive-through window because it has so many customers. There are some media watchdogs worried that there are negative implications to the agreement. News and analysis from the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today and Frost & Sullivan analyst Dan Rayburn, whose report on the deal is worth reading to better understand what this is and isn't all about.
"Lego" remains unbreakable. "The Lego Movie" took in an additional $31 million, which was more than enough to stay on top of the box office for the weekend. "Three Days to Kill" might as well be renamed "Three Days to Video-on-Demand" given its poor performance. Also flopping was "Pompeii." A box-office recap from the Hollywood Reporter.
Money honey has new pot.
Piers Morgan sent packing. Can't say the news that CNN is ending Piers Morgan's prime-time show is a surprise. Ratings have been dropping faster than membership to the
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Inside the Los Angeles Times: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Chief Executive Dawn Hudson and President Cheryl Boone Isaacs talk about the Oscars and the academy's future plans.
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