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  • George R.R. Martin weighs in on 'Game of Thrones' rape controversy

    George R.R. Martin weighs in on 'Game of Thrones' rape controversy
    Lately, every week seems to bring a new "Game of Thrones" controversy, and true to form Sunday's episode, "Breaker of Chains," included a plot twist that has ignited a firestorm of debate online. (Those not yet caught up on their DVRs are advised to tread...
  • Supreme Court justices cautious about broadcasters' bid to shut Aereo

    Supreme Court justices cautious about broadcasters' bid to shut Aereo
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court justices sounded uncertain and conflicted Tuesday in trying to decide whether a TV streaming service that allows users to receive their favorite programs through tiny, rented antennas violates the broadcasters'...
  • Fan TV coming to Time Warner Cable in first national rollout

    Fan TV coming to Time Warner Cable in first national rollout
    This post has been updated, as indicated below. The revolutionary Fan TV set-top box and viewer guide will soon be available to Time Warner Cable customers across the country, marking the first formal roll-out of a product that delivers a combination of...
  • NBC turnaround, Olympics, Jimmy Fallon help lift Comcast earnings

    NBC turnaround, Olympics, Jimmy Fallon help lift Comcast earnings
    The NBC network is beleaguered no more. After nearly a decade in the ratings cellar, NBC is poised to finish the prime-time TV season in May in first place in the coveted advertising demographic of viewers aged 18 to 49.  February's coverage of the...
  • Chernin Group-AT&T venture to invest $500 million in online video

    Chernin Group-AT&T venture to invest $500 million in online video
    The Chernin Group and AT&T have formed a venture to invest more than $500 million in online video services, increasing their reach in a rapidly expanding market that competes with traditional television channels. Chernin Group, run by the former Fox...
  • Matthew Rhys is as intriguing as his character on 'The Americans'

    Matthew Rhys is as intriguing as his character on 'The Americans'
    In person, Welsh actor Matthew Rhys is charmingly evasive. Rather than offering long-winded answers about himself, Rhys is just as likely to respond to a question with another question, a tendency which makes it easier to understand how he effortlessly...
  • Comcast profit surges on upbeat NBC results

    Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income rose by 30 percent as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show." The results beat Wall...
  • Aereo case heard in Supreme Court; Netflix to raise prices

    Aereo case heard in Supreme Court; Netflix to raise prices
    After the coffee. Before hearing about the Aereo case at the Supreme Court. The Skinny: The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning will hear arguments in the ABC vs. Aereo case. Aereo is an Internet startup that broadcasters charge steal their signals. Alas,...
  • Review: Paul Robeson's roots examined in 'Tallest Tree in the Forest'

    Review: Paul Robeson's roots examined in 'Tallest Tree in the Forest'
    Multi-hyphenated celebrities are all the rage these days, but none can match the gravitas of Paul Robeson. Singer, classical actor and civil rights activist, Robeson (1898-1976) had given up a career in law to pursue the stage after distinguishing...
  • Aereo fights for future before the Supreme Court

    Aereo fights for future before the Supreme Court
    It is about the size of a dime and light as a feather. But in the eyes of the broadcast television industry, an Aereo antenna might as well be a hundred feet tall and weigh a thousand pounds. The big networks claim it is illegal and could destroy...
  • Cheerios maker gets bowled over

    Cheerios maker gets bowled over
    General Mills, maker of Cheerios and Wheaties, thinks it deserves credit for reversing itself after quietly trying to strip customers of their constitutional right to a day in court. But that's like a homeowner saying he deserves credit for putting...