TV viewers will be forgiven if they feel a sense of deja vu when new shows debut in September. With competition from cable and the Web growing, broadcasters are leaning more on past successes and big names to find fresh hits.
Netflix Inc., the dominant subscription video-streaming service, rose to its highest since August 2011 after saying its revival of the cult TV show “Arrested Development” could help second-quarter results.
It’s time to let television viewers buy individual channels rather than being required to pay for bundles of programming, and to end blackouts of sports events in publicly financed stadiums, U.S. Senator John McCain said.
Walt Disney Co.’s ABC network, staking a claim to growth in online video ads, will brief advertisers next week on a service providing live shows on mobile phones and tablets, people with knowledge of the plan said.
Aereo Inc. Chief Executive Officer Chet Kanojia challenged CBS Corp. and News Corp.’s Fox broadcast network to follow through on threats to go off the air and switch to cable to prevent the Internet startup from retransmitting their shows without permission.
The Obama administration’s decision to interrogate the Boston Marathon bombing suspect without first warning him of his rights has sparked criticism from both sides of the political spectrum about the best way to prosecute terrorism cases.