UNITED STATES

MTV Staying Alive Foundation celebrating 20 years

The MTV Staying Alive Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary with an inspirational gala at Guastavino's in New York City...

30 Nov 2018

UNITED STATES

AT&T will use Time Warner as 'weapon' if merger goes ahead: US Justice Dept

Will AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner give it a "weapon" to crush pay-television rivals or help it catch up with "runaway" technology giants?...

26 Mar 2018

UNITED STATES

In blockbuster antitrust trial, Big Tech looms in background

In the biggest antitrust court battle in decades, the US government will seek to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner to prevent the creation of a powerful new television behemoth...

19 Mar 2018

GLOBAL

Finalists for NYF TV & Film Awards announced

Finalists for the New York Festivals 2018 TV & Film Awards have been announced...

12 Feb 2018

UNITED STATES

Streaming platform Hulu could be wild card in Fox-Disney megadeal

Walt Disney Co.'s deal for much of the film and television assets of 21st Century Fox could help remake the streaming platform Hulu a legitimate rival to Netflix...

8 Feb 2018

UNITED STATES

CBS to evaluate possible Viacom merger

NEW YORK, US - US television network CBS announced on Thursday it will explore a possible merger with Viacom amid accelerating consolidation in the media industry...

2 Feb 2018

AFRICA

Iflix to bring Hollywood content to Africa

Iflix, video-on-demand (VOD) platform, has sealed a deal with US studio NBCUniversal (NBCU) for a host of TV series and movies for subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Umayrah Ramjan 27 Dec 2017

UNITED STATES

US broadcaster faces $13.3m fine for airing undisclosed paid ads

US regulators announced a record $13.3m fine against a major television company for airing promotional content without telling viewers it had been paid to air it...

22 Dec 2017

UNITED STATES

Disney-Fox deal puts antitrust enforcers in bind over Trump ally

The blockbuster deal between Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox could likely put US antitrust enforcers in an awkward position following the government's challenge to another media-entertainment mega-deal...

18 Dec 2017

UNITED STATES

With top-end videos, Quincy Jones opens 'Netflix of jazz'

Calling it the "Netflix of jazz," legendary producer Quincy Jones is rolling out Qwest TV, a first global platform dedicated to on-demand jazz videos...

18 Dec 2017

UNITED STATES

Disney, Fox in focus on Wall Street as deal talk heats up

Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox shares were in the spotlight on Wednesday amid reports the two media-entertainment powerhouses were readying a major deal for some of Fox's prized television and film assets...

15 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Murdoch's Fox in talks with multiple buyers for TV, film assets

NEW YORK - Shares in media-entertainment giant 21st Century Fox surged to seven-month highs on Friday after news it has been holding talks with at least three potential buyers for some of its television and film operations...

20 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon to launch 'Lord of the Rings' TV show

Amazon said on Monday it had acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment.

15 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

New York Festivals TV & Film Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury

The jury recruitment process is still underway, with a jury member increase and an increase in the percentage of women by double digits to just under 40 percent....

9 Nov 2017

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