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Amazon exploring pay-TV too?

Amazon is said to be meeting with a few of the big media companies, eyeing the possibility of licensing their TV channels, in a report that comes the same day Verizon makes a big step toward such a service.

By January 21, 2014

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Who is responsible for 'Game of Thrones' piracy?

Some critics have blamed Australian pay TV service Foxtel's "outdated" business model for record breaking downloads of HBO's wildly popular show, but is the criticism warranted?

By June 23, 2014

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AT&T chief says Net neutrality qualms could crimp fiber plans

CEO Randall Stephenson weighs in on President Obama's call for tighter rules on broadband providers. He also talks up AT&T's big bet on Mexico.

By November 12, 2014

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NBA, ESPN deal drafts streaming-only service for cord-cutters

A deal between the league and Disney's sports network tees up a new service streaming NBA games even if you don't pay for cable. Just don't assume it will bring the biggest matchups to your iPhone.

By October 6, 2014

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DirecTV secures NFL Sunday Ticket deal vital to AT&T merger

The deal also expands the partnership to include Sunday Ticket live on mobile devices, likely to be a key promoted feature for AT&T.

By October 1, 2014

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Dish grabs new cache of channels for TV service aimed at cord-cutters

Dish's coming Internet-delivered TV service will offer channels like Travel and Food Network from programmer Scripps alongside networks owned by Disney and A+E.

By September 16, 2014

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Netflix lands in France as part of European expansion

The company has officially launched in France, but it faces a rough welcome.

By September 15, 2014

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DirecTV sees NFL deal closing in 2014, AT&T soon after

CEO Mike White expects the satellite provider to seal a clutch deal to renew its popular NFL Sunday Ticket package in 2014, with its $48.5 billion merger with AT&T closing soon next year.

By September 12, 2014

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Sony clears major hurdle to Internet TV with Viacom channels

Sony's fully online TV service -- the first of its kind -- is coming, but it's no cable killer yet. It seals a big deal for Viacom channels like Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV.

By September 10, 2014

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Could Comcast be Netflix's new competitor?

The cable provider is said to be seeking the exclusive pay-TV rights for "Despicable Me 2," which could put it in direct competition with movie-streaming services.

By February 12, 2014