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France, Often Late to U.S. Culture, Had a Great Reaction to Getting Game of Thrones on Time

Winter is coming, at the same time for all

France is tired of America getting access to the coolest things first. So now it's drawing the line at Game of Thrones. To promote French cable provider Canal+ airing the Game…

How Garry Shandling (and Larry Sanders) Changed TV

Groundbreaking comedian created HBO's first great series

Long before Tony Soprano, Carrie Bradshaw or the fictional version of Larry David, HBO had Larry Sanders. As the hilarious but self-centered late-night talk show host, Larry Sanders, Garry Shandling provided…

Take a Tour of the Mashable House and All the Brand Activations Inside [Video]

Where the digital-only media company interacts with fans

If you've been to South by Southwest Interactive anytime in the past four years, you may have gone by the Mashable House. The media company's Austin, Texas, digs, now a…

HBO's Fake Posters for Silicon Valley's Pied Piper Perfectly Mock Tech's Self-Importance

Posters for the show debuted here at SXSW

If there's anything that HBO's Silicon Valley does well, it's deriding the tech world's faux altruistic attitude. While it's easy to applaud the show for the way it perfectly navigates…

With Vinyl's Resurgence, Here's How Brands Are Capitalizing on Music's Most Analog Medium

In a streaming era, records represent a 'premium experience'

The resurgence of vinyl has everybody talking, and listening. Maybe you've thumbed through a trend piece in The New York Times, crediting analog-loving millennials as the impetus for the revival. Or,…

Q&A: Director of The Jinx Says 'Making a Murderer' Left Him With a Terrible Feeling

And why he's still following the Durst case

Producer-director Andrew Jarecki says he continues to follow the subject of his most celebrated project, The Jinx, but he's not sure what a follow-up might look like. The 2015 HBO true-crime…

Grantland Founder Bill Simmons Reveals His Next Sports Site Will Be 'The Ringer'

11 former staffers are following him there

Grantland founder Bill Simmons is finally ready to unveil his next digital venture. This morning, he announced that his new sports and pop culture website will be called The Ringer. My…

To Thrive in the Era of Peak TV, HBO Is Turning Subscribers Into ‘Addicts’

From Vinyl to Sesame Street, network keeps viewers hooked

Are you hooked on HBO? The network sure hopes so. As the premium service competes with an ever-growing number of broadcast, cable and digital competitors, including streaming services like Netflix, the…

Crime Documentaries Like 'Making a Murderer' Are Picking Up Where Newspapers Left Off

TV's new hits take a page from print

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings recently bragged in a letter to shareholders about two things: his booming business, which hit 75 million subscribers in 2015, and his very hot content. "In…

How Vine's Hunky Goofball Logan Paul Plans to Become a Mainstream Superstar

Brands are smitten. Will Hollywood be, too?

With his sandy blond hair, bright blue eyes and shredded physique, Logan Paul could have stepped from Greek lore. The 20-year-old social media megastar who's poised to become a millionaire…

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