Morning Media Newsfeed: Durst Charged With Murder | Cablevision to Offer HBO Now

Jinx filmmakers cancel interviews as Durst is charged with murder. Cablevision inks deal to offer HBO streaming service. These stories and more in today's Morning Media Newsfeed

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The Jinx Director: ‘We Discovered We Had This Shocking Piece of Audio’ (TVNewser)
Andrew Jarecki, the director of HBO’s documentary The Jinx: The Life And Deaths of Robert Durst, told CBS This Morning he and his crew were wrapping up years of work on their film when they realized they had captured audio of what may be Durst’s confession. “We discovered that we had this shocking piece of audio,” he said. Variety In Sunday’s finale episode, Durst appears to acknowledge his role in three murder cases that he has been linked to since 1982. The heir to a real estate fortune was arrested in New Orleans on Saturday in connection with the murder of his friend, Susan Berman, in Los Angeles in 2000. “Killed them all, of course,” Durst says while talking to himself in a bathroom in a moment captured by the still-live microphone after he squirmed during an interview where Jarecki presents him with handwriting evidence pointing to his guilt in Berman’s shooting death. Capital New York Jarecki appeared Monday on two morning shows — ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning — to talk about Durst, the focus of the six-part series. He also gave an interview to The New York Times and to Jeanine Pirro’s Fox News show. Jarecki later canceled several scheduled appearances and said that he is no longer available for interviews. In a statement attributed to Jarecki and his fellow Jinx producer Marc Smerling, inquiring journalists were told: “Given that we are likely to be called as witnesses in any case law enforcement may decide to bring against Robert Durst, it is not appropriate for us to comment further on these pending matters.” THR / The AP Los Angeles prosecutors filed a first-degree charge against Durst on Monday that could trigger the death penalty. In Louisiana, Durst was rebooked on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a weapon with a controlled dangerous substance — a small amount of marijuana. Authorities didn’t immediately know whether prosecutors would try to keep Durst in Louisiana on those charges before he is sent to Los Angeles. LostRemote Sunday night’s finale of The Jinx made the list of top social TV last week, as Durst was conveniently arrested before its airing.

Cablevision to Offer HBO Streaming Service (WSJ)
Cablevision Systems Corp. will offer its broadband customers HBO’s coming streaming service, HBO Now, making it the first cable operator to strike such a deal, the companies said Monday. CNNMoney The channel already has HBO GO, a streaming service and mobile app that’s available to HBO’s cable and satellite subscribers. HBO Now will allow customers to stream programming without signing up for a cable package. It’s a move that will help the network cater to a younger market that mostly watches television online through stand alone services like Netflix. THR The partnership means that subscribers to Cablevision’s Optimum Online broadband service will be able to order HBO Now through Optimum and simply tack on the extra per-month fee to their existing bill. HBO Now launches in April and last week it announced a partnership with Apple so that it will be available by way of an app on iPhones and iPads, and it will be a channel on Apple TV. While HBO executives have already said HBO Now will cost $14.99 per month, Cablevision and HBO said Monday that the price Optimum users will pay won’t be announced until later. Deadline Apple has a three-month exclusive period for digital-only services, but HBO said that traditional pay TV providers also could offer HBO Now from the start if they want.