FCC lets cable cos encrypt signals to foil theft
Federal regulators are letting cable companies scramble all their TV signals, closing a loophole that lets many households watch basic cable channels for free.
Court revives Viacom copyright suit against YouTube
A US appeals court on Thursday revived a billion-dollar lawsuit filed by entertainment giant Viacom accusing Google-owned website YouTube of knowingly profiting from pirated video clips.
Viacom to NY court: Scrap YouTube copyright ruling
A lawyer for Viacom Inc. warned an appeals court panel Tuesday that there will be greater exploitation of copyright material on the Internet if the court lets YouTube get away with a business built on "rampant copyright infringement."
Three major networks block Google TV
The three major broadcast networks, uneasy about viewers bypassing cable and satellite providers -- and the networks' own websites -- to watch their TV shows, have begun blocking a new service from Google Inc. that is designed ...
3-D means headaches to many, yet companies push on
From Hollywood studios to Japanese TV makers, powerful business interests are betting 3-D will be the future of entertainment, despite a major drawback: It makes millions of people uncomfortable or sick.
Entertainment industry flinches as Google TV charges in
Google revolutionized the way people access information. Now it wants to transform how people get entertainment.
Google Fiber strikes deal to carry NFL Network
The National Football League has struck a deal with Google Fiber for carriage of its two cable channels on the search engine's new broadband distribution service it is offering in Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan.
Cablevision service lets customers see PCs on TV
(AP) -- Watching online video and other content on a television screen typically means buying a special device such as an Apple TV, or plugging lots of wires into the right holes on the PCs and TVs. Cable TV provider Cablevision ...
TV-over-Internet service hits Atlanta next month
Aereo, the startup that offers television stations over the Internet starting at $8 a month, says it will start service in Atlanta on June 17.
Broadcasters' woes could spell trouble for free TV
(AP) -- For more than 60 years, TV stations have broadcast news, sports and entertainment for free and made their money by showing commercials. That might not work much longer.
E3 console roundup: Xbox upstages Nintendo at E3, Sony does its thing
You don't have to introduce a new game platform to create a big buzz at E3. A clever app or novel piece of software can still do the trick at the annual video gaming conference, as first Microsoft and then Sony demonstrated ...
Newsroom cuts a boon for PR but a turnoff for readers, report finds
Widespread cost cutting in newsrooms has led to less investigative journalism, more weather and traffic reports and greater opportunities for lobbyists to get their message into the media, a US report has found. ...
Sling Media unveils two devices for out-of-home TV
Sling Media, the maker of devices that let people watch their cable channels while traveling, is trying to become more relevant in the living room.
Comcast-NBC deal opens door to Web troubles
One company is the nation's biggest cable TV provider. The other owns a TV network, several popular cable channels and a movie studio.