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Time Warner Cable Gets HBO Go, Max Go

NEW YORK: Time Warner Cable customers are gaining access to HBO’s authenticated online video destinations HBO Go and Max Go, delivering some 1,800 titles, including hits such as Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones. The companies will hold a brief Beta trial, with the service expected to launch in the ...

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FX Orders Russell Brand Series

LOS ANGELES: FX has inked a deal with the British actor and comedian Russell Brand for an unscripted late night series that will debut in spring 2012. The network ordered six half-hour installments featuring the actor/comedian, known for his roles in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek. ...

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Showtime to Offer More Strikeforce MMA Fights

NEW YORK: Showtime Networks has reached a broadcast agreement with championship mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company Strikeforce for the network to produce and televise up to eight live events. Beginning on Showtime’s Free Preview Weekend, January 7, Luke Rockhold defends the Strikeforce title against Keith Jardine, to air in ...

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Comcast’s Brian Roberts Fined $500K in Anti-Trust Case

WASHINGTON: Brian Roberts, the CEO of Comcast Corporation, will pay a $500,000 civil penalty to settle anti-trust charges that he violated pre-merger stock-buying rules. The U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, at the request of the Federal Trade Commission, filed a lawsuit against Roberts for failing to comply with pre-merger notification requirements, ...

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Liberty Global Gets Approval to Buy Kabel BW

ENGLEWOOD: Liberty Global has been given the regulatory approval necessary to take over the German cable operator Kabel BW. The German antitrust body Bundeskartellamt said it would allow the deal to go through, subject to certain conditions and obligations. The consideration paid by Liberty Global to acquire Kabel BW was ...

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Amazon Studios Unveils Trio of Projects

SEATTLE: Amazon Studios, which launched in November 2010 by opening submissions to the public, has signed up three Hollywood producers for its new film projects. Denise Di Novi (Crazy, Stupid, Love; The Nightmare Before Christmas) will produce Touching Blue. The script is about a woman who can track people based ...

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NFL Renews TV Deals through 2022 Season

NEW YORK: The NFL has renewed its broadcast deals with CBS, FOX and NBC through the 2022 season, with the networks reportedly paying a total of nearly $28 billion in fees over the next nine years under the new contracts. The figure breaks down to an average of $3.1 billion ...

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