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Analyst: DOJ Cable Probe Likely Going Nowhere Netflix, online video providers may have no case

The Department of Justice is investigating whether or not the cable industry is adopting anti-competitive business activities to thwart the advancement of online video. The news, first reported by the Wall…

June 14, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

Kevin Smith Isn't Done With You Yet The indie director on his new Hulu show, lots of weed, and comic books

Kevin Smith has enough indie director cred for a whole film festival—he funded his first movie, Clerks, by maxing out his credit cards. So it makes sense that when the…

June 7, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

Hulu Adds 10 New Series Kevin Smith's 'Spoilers,' Richard Linklater's 'Up to Speed' officially on slate

Hulu has added 10 new series to its slate, including Spoilers, a new half-hour show about movies hosted by Clerks writer/director Kevin Smith. Other additions to the digital video company's stable…

May 21, 2012, 5:06 PM EDT

Facebook Still Courting Media Business Media companies are both enamored with and cautious of the social media giant

Mark Zuckerberg has long encouraged other industries to follow the lead of the gaming business, which he believes has been transformed by social media. The Facebook CEO often points to…

May 21, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT

The 10 Best Upfront Presentations (So Far) From robots to an attempted seduction by Jennifer Love Hewitt, some nets really know how to party

The upfronts are supposed to be an opportunity for cable and broadcast networks—and now digital content providers—to unveil their slates of new programming before an audience of advertising executives, in…

May 17, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

Playing Nice at the Upfront Buyers and sellers predict a drama-free TV ad bazaar, but online video players could make a play for dollars

If past upfronts have been characterized by a good deal of prefatory chest thumping, with sellers crowing about the prices they deserve and buyers countering with curt dismissals, the early…

April 30, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

Beefcake Repairmen, Mock Olympics and Yet More Dragons A roundup of recent programming news

Quick, read every television programming story written in the last week. Actually, now that you're done, it's the week after and you're really behind. Or, as an alternative, just start…

April 20, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

Hulu's First Upfront Attracts Attention, Attendees, Hopefully TV Dollars Digital TV service announces new projects from Seth Meyers, more

As Hulu's programming slate deepens, its advertising model is also getting more intricate. Like AOL, the company is offering guarantees based on Nielsen's new OCR (online campaign ratings) system, which…

April 19, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

Reed Hastings Says Comcast Ignores Net Neutrality Principles Netflix CEO slams company in Facebook post

Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings came out swinging on Sunday in a publicly available Facebook post that scolded Comcast for imposing a data cap on services it doesn't provide to the customer: "Comcast…

April 17, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT

Yahoo Goes All In on Web Series Wager Company renews fall shows, rolls out three new series. But can Yahoo hold its own in a crowded space?

In October when Yahoo launched a slate of original Web videos, the company announced that it wanted to be the “broadcast network of the digital age.” It was an ambitious…

April 2, 2012, 11:06 AM EDT