AT&T revenue misses estimates as promotion weighs on revenue

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By Marina Lopes - WASHINGTON (Reuters) AT&T Inc's quarterly revenue rose a weaker than expected 1.6 percent as cheaper service plans offered to customers who forgo subsidized cellular phones cut into margins. Faced with mounting pressure from competitors, AT&T has unbundled service and … [Read more...]

AT&T, Chernin Group close to deal to buy YouTube network Fullscreen

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) AT&T Inc and the Chernin Group are close to buying a majority slice of Fullscreen, in a deal that will value the popular YouTube video network at $200 million to $300 million, said tech blog Re/code, citing sources familiar with the target company. Otter Media, a joint … [Read more...]

Batkid Gets His Own Movie

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Crowdfunding begins on documentary of greatest crime fighting kid ever By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The new Fox television series Gotham may tell Bruce Wayne's story when he was a kid, but it's got nothing on Batkid. Unless you've been stuck on location for over a year filming, you've no doubt … [Read more...]

Gannett profit and revenue led by TV stations

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(Reuters) Newspaper and broadcast company Gannett Co reported higher revenue and earnings on Tuesday, benefiting from its acquisition of Belo's TV stations. The company said total second-quarter revenue increased 12.1 percent to $1.46 billion from a year earlier. Analysts on average were … [Read more...]

Comcast profit beats estimates on internet subscriber growth

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(Reuters) Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong growth in high-speed internet subscribers. The company's shares rose 2 percent to $54.96 (32.2 pounds) in premarket trading on Tuesday. The stock has gained 3.6 percent so far … [Read more...]

Comcast, Lionsgate add more app content for film buyers

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(Reuters) Lionsgate Entertainment Corp will provide extra content through apps for dystopian thriller "Divergent" and other films to Comcast Corp customers who purchase digital versions of the film through Xfinity On Demand, the companies announced on Tuesday. The additional features are designed … [Read more...]

A Fox-Time Warner deal would give Murdoch new heft in China

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By Ronald Grover (Reuters) Rupert Murdoch's plan to buy Time Warner would help the Twenty-First Century Fox chairman make larger inroads in China, a fast-growing market that media moguls are finding hard to crack. Time Warner's board rejected Murdoch's $80 billion offer, but the Fox chairman is … [Read more...]

Actor James Garner of ‘The Rockford Files’ dead at 86

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By Steve Gorman - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Actor James Garner, best known for his prime-time television roles as the wisecracking frontier gambler on "Maverick" and as an ex-con turned private eye on "The Rockford Files," has died at age 86, Los Angeles police confirmed early on Sunday. Garner, who … [Read more...]

New Cast Members Join Marvel’s Daredevil

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Daredevil, Marvel’s first of four Netflix series, will be hitting the streaming service come 2015. The cast has already started to fill in with Charlie Cox, as the man without fear while Elden Henson will be playing Matt Murdock’s best friend and business … [Read more...]

Roberto Orci Joins Lionsgate’s Power Rangers The Movie

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is a Pandora's box which Hollywood should never open. Of course, considering life is an endless chain of suffering and injustice, Lionsgate has done just that, and employed Roberto Orci, and his newly formed Sneaky Shark company, as … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – A Carless Police Chase!

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Friday's Funny Feature this week is from a couple of years ago, but still makes me laugh, especially the horrible 80's-style song. It's a clever Australian beer ad for Carlton Draught that makes fun of Hollywood police chases, only this one, involving robbers, is … [Read more...]

Stage actress Elaine Stritch dies at age 89: spokesman

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By Bill Trott and Eric Kelsey (Reuters) Elaine Stritch, whose husky voice and brassy demeanor dominated stages from New York's Broadway to London's West End in a career of more than 60 years, died at age 89 on Thursday, her spokesman said. Stritch, who also had Emmy-winning roles on the … [Read more...]

Who Is Jon Snow’s Mother? Plus Four More Game of Thrones Fan Theories

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Be warned, massive possible spoilers for Game of Thrones await you in this article! There's a video floating around YouTube that's gotten many many views about the question regarding who Jon Snow's mother is. It was a question that was raised in season one of … [Read more...]

Pierce Brosnan and Spike TV Developing Crusades Television Series

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Spike TV and Pierce Brosnan’s Irish DreamTime, along with Mark Sennet Entertainment, are coming together to develop an event series called The Crusaders, fittingly, based on the crusades. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series takes place after the … [Read more...]

Doctor Who Official Trailer Hints A Darker Side

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New Doctor Won't Be all that Happy By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) "Clara, tell me, am I a good man?" That's the question that Peter Capaldi asks of his companion after his sudden regeneration from the Happy go lucky 11th Doctor to a 12th Doctor  (or is it 13th) who seems haunted by his … [Read more...]

Paul Haggis Talks Third Person Film & ‘Intelligent Cinema’

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The current golden age of television has benefited from mainstream cinema's inability to accommodate challenging subject matter. However there are still a few filmmakers who have aspirations of emulating the art house heroes of the 70s, such as Lumet, Coppola, and … [Read more...]

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