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  • Cord-Cutting Slows in Third Quarter, But Pay TV Is Still Shrinking

    The U.S. pay TV sector collectively dropped 113,000 subscribers in the third quarter -- capping the worst 12-month period of losses for the industry -- but the pace of consumers cutting the cord has slowed down, according to Wall Street analyst firm...
  • Dish Seeking Disney Ad Deal for Hopper, Ergen Says

    Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen said he's still "cautiously optimistic" about reaching a long-term deal with Disney for ABC stations and ESPN and other cable channels, saying the satcaster is looking for a way to deliver ads to Hopper DVR customers...
  • Epic Fail: How Blockbuster Could Have Owned Netflix

    It will go down as one of the biggest missed opportunities in the boardroom: Blockbuster deciding not to buy Netflix. But that's what could have happened multiple times throughout the early 2000s when Netflix CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings courted a...
  • Julia Howe Tapped to Head Up Brand Marketing for Fox Home Entertainment Titles

    As Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment looks to grow Digital HD as a brand around the globe, Fox's homevideo arm has tapped Julia Howe to serve as senior VP, brand marketing, North America. Separately, Cameron Dillavou has been promoted to VP,...
  • Blockbuster stores closing: Ode to a fallen icon (sort of)

    Blockbuster stores closing: Ode to a fallen icon (sort of)
    While Blockbuster’s announcement that it will close its remaining retail stores may cause little weeping among those who long ago moved on to streaming and other types of those, you know, technology things, there’s something a little sad about...
  • Blockbuster to Close All Remaining U.S. Stores

    Bye-bye Blockbuster: Dish Network said Wednesday it will close all of the video rental chain's remaining U.S. stores, as well as its DVD-by-mail business by early next year. Dish, which bought Blockbuster in 2011 for $320 million, attributed the move...
  • So long, Blockbuster, and thanks for the memories

    A moment of silence, please — or, if you’re of a religious bent, a prayer, perhaps — for Blockbuster. It’s dead, but for those of a certain age at least, it won’t be forgotten. The official obituary, in the cold language of...
  • Dish to close Blockbuster's 300 remaining U.S. retail stores

    In a move signaling the end of an era in the home entertainment business, the movie rental retailer Blockbuster will close its remaining stores and end its DVD-by-mail service.  Englewood, Colo.-based Dish Network Corp., which owns Blockbuster LLC, said...
  • CBS profit jumps 26% with strong ad sales, higher license fees

    CBS profit jumps 26% with strong ad sales, higher license fees
    The CBS television network remains an industry workhorse, pulling the broadcasting company to another record quarter with profits up 26% compared with a year-ago period. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, CBS Corp. earned $494 million, or 76 cents a share,...
  • RIP Blockbuster Video. CBS on a roll. Rich Eisen scores.

    RIP Blockbuster Video. CBS on a roll. Rich Eisen scores.
    After the coffee. Before getting home in time for the Redskins game. The Skinny: If the Redskins win tonight, there is a chance the season won't be a total disaster. Fingers crossed! Thursday's roundup includes obituaries on Blockbuster, which will...
  • TV Talk, a hub for recap podcasts, gets an iHeartRadio station

    Now there's another way to find out what's going on with "S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Blacklist" before getting to the office, but without watching the week's episodes.   TV Talk Network LLC, which produces podcasts that recap TV show episodes, is getting its...
  • Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Vudu Among 11 Entertainment Apps to Launch with PlayStation 4

    Sony said Thursday that its PlayStation 4 will launch with 11 entertainment and sports apps when the new videogame console becomes available Nov. 15. Those will include Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Crackle, Crunchyroll, Epix, NBA Game Time,...