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This Week in Media, From Google I/O to News Corp’s Split

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From Google I/O to News Corp’s plans, here’s a look at the most important news in the media world this week. Google I/O from a media perspective Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco was definitely the biggest piece of tech news this week, and also delivered its fair share of...
This Week in Media, From Google I/O to News Corp’s Split

Amazon lands Prime Instant Video exclusives for five NBCUniversal shows

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Amazon is still determined to snag every TV exclusive possible, and it just scored one of its better deals -- or at least, one of the more forward-thinking. It now has the sole unlimited subscription streaming rights to the previous seasons of five NBCUniversal shows. The highlight could be...
Amazon lands Prime Instant Video exclusives for five NBCUniversal shows

Second screen social TV app Zeebox launches on BlackBerry smartphones

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Already available on iOS and Android, second screen social TV app Zeebox is now available on BlackBerry smartphones, launching on the BlackBerry App World today. Supported by devices running BlackBerry OS 6 and above, Zeebox isn’t going to have the range of features available to it that are included in...
Second screen social TV app Zeebox launches on BlackBerry smartphones

Zucker Is Lead Candidate to Head CNN

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Jeff Zucker, the former chief executive of NBCUniversal, is the lead candidate to become the next president of CNN Worldwide, say people familiar with the matter. Mr. Zucker would succeed Jim Walton, who has run CNN for nearly a decade. Mr. Walton announced in July that he planned to leave...
Zucker Is Lead Candidate to Head CNN

Yahoo CEO Search Down To Levinsohn And Hulu's Kilar: Report (YHOO)

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Yahoo's CEO search is down to two names, reports AllThingsD's Kara Swisher: interim CEO Ross Levinsohn and Hulu CEO Jason Kilar. Kilar's name has long been mentioned as a Yahoo CEO candidate—even before the disastrous hire-and-fire saga of former PayPal chief Scott Thompson. The former Amazon.com executive is admired for...
Yahoo CEO Search Down To Levinsohn And Hulu's Kilar: Report (YHOO)

Aereo countersues broadcasters over its internet TV streaming service

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Now that Aereo has launched its antenna TV-over-the-internet service it can devote some attention to its legal issues, and today countersued the TV networks suing it (Fox, PBS, Univision, WPIX and WNET) in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. It's already filed another suit against Disney, CBS NBCUniversal and...
Aereo countersues broadcasters over its internet TV streaming service
Comcast launches ‘Netflix-like’ Streampix to compliment expensive cable packages

Comcast launching Xfinity Streampix to compete with Netflix

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Comcast is launching its own video streaming service this week, the company announced on Tuesday. Dubbed "Xfinity Streampix," the new service appears to address concerns that customers are increasingly attracted to online services such as Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, and Hulu Plus. Comcast already offers limited streaming access...
Comcast launching Xfinity Streampix to compete with Netflix

10 Best Android apps this week

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Field Trip, Zeebox, Awareness HD for Etymotic, Sky Motion, Puss in Boots and moreThe flow of notable new Android apps quietened down a bit on the Google Play store this week, which is why this post has dropped down to a list of 10 rather than 20 - see the note...
10 Best Android apps this week

Why women matter more online

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Nick Lehman, president, digital, NBCUniversal, joined Susan Lyne, chairman, Gilt Groupe and Brit Morin, founder and CEO, Brit & Co. for a conversation at Fortune Brainstorm Tech about why women have become such an important demographic on the web. Fortune's Jessi Hempel moderated.  Below is an unedited transcript. JESSI HEMPEL:  So, now we're...
Why women matter more online
NBCUniversal exec condemns Aereo's live TV streaming service, worries cable companies could copy it

Comcast acquires full ownership of NBCUniversal ahead of schedule

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Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider, will consolidate its control over NBCUniversal by buying out the 49 percent of the media company that it doesn't already own. Comcast will pay General Electric $16.7 billion for the shares and shell out $1.4 billion for related real estate, including the iconic...
Comcast acquires full ownership of NBCUniversal ahead of schedule

Dish Network sued by Fox, NBC, CBS over auto ad-skipper

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Fox, NBCUniversal, and CBS have all filed suit independently against Dish Network over the new AutoHop service, which with the right set-top box allows viewers to automatically skip commercials, assuming the recorded content isn't watched on the day of broadcast. The broadcast networks call the DVR technology a violation of...
Dish Network sued by Fox, NBC, CBS over auto ad-skipper
DOJ probe investigates whether cable companies are unfairly capping online video

Fox, NBCUniversal sue Dish over ad-skipping DVR service

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Fox and NBCUniversal have both separately sued Dish Network in a Los Angeles federal court over its new service that lets consumers skip TV ads. Dish's AutoHop service, which debuted earlier this month, has “irked” entertainment executives, according to the Associated Press. Fox, in a statement, attacked Dish in fairly harsh...
Fox, NBCUniversal sue Dish over ad-skipping DVR service

Comcast Streampix coming to counter Netflix, iTunes

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Comcast on Tuesday tried its hand at mitigating the impact of Internet video on traditional TV by launching Streampix. The service will include a mix of movies and TV shows across its own NBCUniversal as well as Disney, Sony, and Warner Bros. Access won't be confined to Comcast's own network...
Comcast Streampix coming to counter Netflix, iTunes
Zeebox adds Viacom to its growing list of TV partnerships

Report: Some msnbc.com staff to move off Microsoft's campus once split occurs

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It’s no secret that NBCUniversal is in serious talks to buy out Microsoft’s remaning stake in the online news venture msnbc.com. All indications point to a deal happening, with some speculation that an announcement is just days away. If the deal goes through, we’ve wondered what will happen to the...
Report: Some msnbc.com staff to move off Microsoft's campus once split occurs
Jon Miller: Hulu still essential to broadcasters

Aereo is leaving the courts dazed and confused

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Aereo wants to revolutionize web TV by making it easy to stream and record basic TV. Question is, will the major broadcasters let it? [cnnmoney-byline src="By Roger Parloff, senior editor"] FORTUNE — An ingenious, Rube Goldberg-style invention called Aereo, backed by Barry Diller’s IAC/Interactive Corp., is posing riddles for a...
Aereo is leaving the courts dazed and confused

The Cloud Is Getting Crowded: Hollywood Lines Up Behind M-Go, Another Digital Storefront

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Want to buy a digital movie? Hollywood wishes you would, because DVD sales are falling off and haven’t been replaced by purchases from Apple and Amazon’s online stores. So comes another option: M-Go, a cloud/locker app/service backed by DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor, that will be part digital storefront, part digital...
The Cloud Is Getting Crowded: Hollywood Lines Up Behind M-Go, Another Digital Storefront

Movies, TV and magazines are now available to purchase on Google Play

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Today at Google I/O, the company has announced that Google Play is expanding its offering, and is now adding Movies, TV and magazine purchases. This additional content is available today. Movie partners include the likes of Disney, Bravo, NBCUniversal and more. More to follow....
Movies, TV and magazines are now available to purchase on Google Play

An $800 Million Bid For Hulu Is Safe, Boring, And Exactly The Right Move For Yahoo

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Yahoo's recent acquisition of youth-centric site Tumblr grabbed all the headlines. But for anyone who wants to understand Yahoo's strategy--and "Web 3.0″ in general--it's the company's recent bid for video streaming site Hulu, reportedly worth $600-$800 million, that matters more. By contrast with Tumblr, there is nothing exciting about buying Hulu. The video site's current...
An $800 Million Bid For Hulu Is Safe, Boring, And Exactly The Right Move For Yahoo
Amazon adds 'Parks and Recreation' to Prime Instant Video, with more popular NBCUniversal content

Hulu Plus hits 2 million subscribers, seeing 500,000 new members in Q1

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Hulu is set to announce a 25% subscription growth in its online TV service at an event in NYC this week, as it looks to tempt advertisers on board to drive its revenue. Founded in 2007, Hulu is an online TV service that helps users discover premium content from around...
Hulu Plus hits 2 million subscribers, seeing 500,000 new members in Q1

Procter & Gamble, Visa, Citi topline Yahoo Olympic sponsor roster

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Having already committed to what might be the most ambitious event coverage in its history, Yahoo on Tuesday revealed some of the key sponsors backing its London Olympic Games coverage: Citi, Visa, Transamerica and Procter & Gamble headline a list of more than a dozen adveritsers. “This will be the...
Procter & Gamble, Visa, Citi topline Yahoo Olympic sponsor roster
Amazon gets in bed with NBC to bring more video babies to Prime

Comcast to Buy Remainder of NBCU From GE

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Comcast Corp. is buying General Electric’s 49 percent stake in NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion GE also will sell related real estate, including at Rockefeller Center, for $1.4 billion. Comcast bought a majority stake in the television and movie company in 2011, following a lengthy regulatory review of the controversial deal....
Comcast to Buy Remainder of NBCU From GE

Amazon-Owned LOVEFiLM, The Netflix Of Europe, Signs Streaming Deal With NBCUniversal

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In the midst of Amazon’s recent moves to rapidly grow its content collection on Amazon Prime Instant Video, the company has also been brokering deals for another one of its video properties: European Netflix competitor LOVEFiLM. Today, the company is announcing a new multi-year deal with NBCUniversal International Television Distribution, which will...
Amazon-Owned LOVEFiLM, The Netflix Of Europe, Signs Streaming Deal With NBCUniversal

Why Aren't More People Cutting The Cord? Regional Sports Networks

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This week, Major League Soccer introduced updated apps that let fans stream 230 live pro soccer games next season on iOS and Android mobile devices. But the $60 price tag comes with a caveat: in most cases, subscribers won’t be able to see their local teams’ home games. As...
Why Aren't More People Cutting The Cord? Regional Sports Networks
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