NAB 2013: Matrox Announces Line of Updated Products

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Live Streaming and other Production products coming By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Matrox is set to announce and showcase a list of cool video capture products that will not only provide for multiple viewer supports and scan conversion, but also streaming production for live video on the web.  … [Read more...]

Hannibal Lecter dishes up liver, suspense in new TV series

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By Jill Serjeant (Reuters) Liver and loin are served up gourmet-style, young women are impaled on antlers, mushrooms grow out of decomposing bodies. Hannibal Lecter, one of the world's creepiest fictional villains, is back, and this time he is not locked up but is a respected psychiatrist with … [Read more...]

Miramax, Martin Scorsese to develop ‘Gangs of New York’ TV series

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By Lucas Shaw (TheWrap.com) Miramax and Martin Scorsese are developing a television series based on Scorsese's 2002 film "Gangs of New York," the studio announced last Thursday. Scorsese's film, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Daniel-Day Lewis, was set in 19th century New … [Read more...]

Don Payne, ‘Simpsons’ co-executive producer and ‘Thor’ screenwriter, dies of cancer

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By Greg Gilman - LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) Don Payne, a co-executive producer of "The Simpsons" and "Thor" screenwriter, died in Los Angeles on Tuesday after battling cancer. He was 48. The University of California, Los Angeles graduate won four primetime Emmys with "The Simpsons" since joining the … [Read more...]

CBS renews 18 Shows, is in talks for “Two and a Half Men” return

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By Tim Kenneally - LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) - In a major vote of confidence in its primetime roster, CBS has renewed 18 shows, including "2 Broke Girls," "NCIS: Los Angeles," and the new series "Elementary." The network also said it is in talks about bringing back "Two and a Half Men." It offered no … [Read more...]

Panasonic falls short of announcing job cuts in business plan

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Panasonic Corp fell short of announcing any job cuts in its medium-term business blueprint, though it will spend 250 billion yen ($2.7 billion, 1.8 billion pounds) over the next two years to revamp its TV, mobile phone and semiconductor units. President Kazuhiro Tsuga, … [Read more...]

Here We Go Again – Apple iTV Set for Later This Year

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Rumors Point To Cupertino Developing Ultra High Definition TV By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There are days when I think that the editors of DigiTimes think that they're a cat, playing with a mouse that they've trapped before they give the coup de grace. And when it comes to the never ending … [Read more...]

Netflix To Create Series Sense8 With The Wachowskis

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) After the success of David Fincher's House of Cards, Netflix are teaming up with the Wachowskis to create original science fiction series Sense8. Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos told the Hollywood Reporter that the streaming site was delighted to be working with the Matrix … [Read more...]

Supreme Court rules for Comcast in class action case

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(Reuters) The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of Comcast Corp in an antitrust case over how much it charged cable TV subscribers, in a decision that limits the ability of people to pursue class action lawsuits. In a 5-4 decision, the court said a group of cable TV subscribers in the … [Read more...]

SAG-AFTRA, advertisers extend commercials contract for week

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By Todd Cunningham - LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) Negotiators for SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry have agreed to extend for one week the current commercials contracts, the two sides announced Tuesday. The Screen Actors Guild television recorded commercials agreement and AFTRA's radio recorded … [Read more...]

Another Pair of Services Announce Movie and TV Streaming

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Spotify and Toys "R" Us wants to stream movies By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's a pair of unlikely new players into the streaming content market, and one is even more unlikely than the other. Spotify and Toys"R"Us have both announced plans to get into the streaming game, starting with … [Read more...]

Zombieland Gets New Life on Amazon Prime [Updated With First Look]

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Streaming service greenlights series pilot By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) They're all the rage. Zombies, and streaming video services producing original programming. And Amazon Prime looks to have both, as they've greenlit a pilot series adaptation of the campy zombie flick Zombieland. … [Read more...]

2014 Oscars show moves to March to avoid Winter Olympics clash

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(Reuters) Next year's Oscars ceremony - the highlight of the annual movie awards season - will be held on March 2, a week later than normal, so as not to clash with the Winter Olympics in Russia in February, organizers said on Monday. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also … [Read more...]

CBS nears deal to buy half of TV Guide Network: reports

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NEW YORK (Reuters) CBS Corp is nearing an agreement to purchase about half of TV Guide Network, according to various media reports on Friday. The New York-based mass-media company is expected to pay about $100 million to buy out the TV Guide Network stake held by One Equity Partners, the … [Read more...]

Antoine Fuqua Set To Reunite With Denzel Washington On The Equalizer

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The big screen adaptation of 1980s TV show The Equalizer looks like it is finally moving forward. After numerous false starts, Columbia Pictures are in talks with Antoine Fuqua (Shooter, King Arthur) over directing duties. Fugua seems like an obvious choice, as his … [Read more...]

HBO CEO mulls teaming with broadband partners for HBO GO

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By Alistair Barr and Liana B. Baker (Reuters) HBO could widen access to its HBO GO online streaming service by teaming up with broadband Internet providers for customers who do not subscribe to a cable TV service, according to HBO's Chief Executive Richard Plepler. "Right now we have the right … [Read more...]

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