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  • In entertainment offerings, risk is here to stay

    I recently said goodbye to an old friend that had been with me since I was about 12 years old: my worn-down, blue-and-yellow Blockbuster video rental card. There are few better examples of how the entertainment business has actually changed (as...
  • Redbox Names Ex-Warner Bros. Exec Mark Horak President

    Mark Horak, most recently president of the Americas at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, will join DVD kiosk company Redbox as its new president on March 17. Horak's appointment comes after Redbox president Anne Saunders ankled last December, as part of...
  • Dish Sets Stage for DirecTV Merger with Transfer of Satellites: Analyst

    Dish Network said it is transferring five satellites to EchoStar -- a move that paves the way for a merger with DirecTV, according to Citigroup analyst Jason Bazinet. The prospect of a DirecTV-Dish merger has kicked around for years, but Comcast's...
  • MTV Movie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    MTV Movie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees
    Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the...
  • Streaming and its disappointments

     
    While Amazon has orders of magnitude more books than your local bookseller ever had, Netflix probably has fewer movies available for streaming than your local VHS rental store had decades ago.....(Now, Netflix) wants to feed me more and more and......
  • Dish Eyeing Bid for T-Mobile, After Failed Sprint Offer: Report

    Dish Network is considering launching a takeover bid for T-Mobile in 2014, as the satcaster looks to put its considerable wireless spectrum holdings into action, Reuters reported, citing anonymous sources. The move would come after Dish lost out in its...
  • Judge Slams U.K. Prime Minister for Backing TV chef Nigella Lawson

    LONDON -- The U.K. Prime Minister, David Cameron, has had his knuckles rapped by a judge for expressing support for TV chef Nigella Lawson, who is the main prosecution witness in a fraud trial. Lawson, who appears on ABC's cooking show "The Taste," is...
  • Blockbuster to Shutter All Remaining U.K. Stores

    LONDON -- Movie rental chain Blockbuster is to shutter its U.K. operations after it failed to attract a buyer. Private equity firm Gordon Brothers Europe, which bought Blockbuster in March, put it into administration -- the U.K. equivalent to Chapter...
  • Former Sony Chief Howard Stringer to Join BBC Executive Board

    LONDON -- Howard Stringer, former chairman and CEO of Sony, will join the BBC executive board as a non-executive director from Jan. 1 as the BBC shakes up the way it is run. The appointment is the first in a series of additions to the board, and part...
  • ‘JLA’ 10 preview: Stargirl, meet the world of ‘Forever Evil’

     
    Stargirl may need more than optimism to get out of this one. Lucky for her, she has Martian Manhunter in […]...
  • 'Her': Spike Jonze Brings His Singular Vision to the Year's Most Offbeat Romance

    Much has been made of the vocal performance that Scarlett Johansson delivers as the title character in Spike Jonze's latest film, "Her," about a computer operating system named Samantha who falls for her human owner Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix)....
  • Talent Gets Raw Deal as Content Delivery Goes Digital

    Earlier this year director Stanley Donen, the estate of Charles Bronson and several other filmmakers filed class-action suits against five studios over a practice that has long been a standard way of doing business: When it comes to divvying up backend...