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  • Netflix joining lineup of 3 US cable-TV services

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming lineup of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S., a breakthrough that acknowledges the growing popularity of online entertainment. The agreements with Atlantic Broadband, RCN Telecom Services and Grande...

  • AOL to add Miramax films to video platform

    NEW YORK (AP) — Web portal AOL Inc. says it will license full-length movies from Miramax for free viewing with advertisements by its U.S. visitors. AOL didn't say which movies it would offer but said they would be refreshed monthly and span a range of genres. They will play on its AOL On...

  • Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

    LONDON (AP) — Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world. It's fitting they were first staged at a playhouse called the Globe. Now the modern-day Shakespeare's Globe theater in London is...

  • Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network. Starting on May 21, Amazon Prime members — who pay $99 a year for streaming...

  • Comcast 1Q earns surge on upbeat NBC results

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income rose by 30 percent as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show." The results beat Wall Street estimates and its...

  • 'Scandal' season ender a TV ratings winner for ABC

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's explosive season-ending episode of "Scandal" was seen by 10.6 million viewers last week, the biggest audience ever for the drama. The Kerry Washington series went away with bombs and assassination plots, concluding its third season. It finished in the Nielsen ratings...

  • Nielsen's top 20 TV programs for April 14-20

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 14-20. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "NCIS," CBS, 17.12 million. 2. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 14.78 million. 3. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 14.69 million. 4. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 11.85 million. 5....

  • DeGeneres making design series for HGTV

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres is making a furniture design competition series for the HGTV network. HGTV said Tuesday that "Ellen's Design Challenge" is expected to air sometime next year. It will feature six competitors who sketch, design and build furniture within 24 hours, and will play...

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 21, 2014: Top Songs 1Happy (From "Despicable Me 2"), Pharrell Williams 2Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz), Jason Derulo 3All of Me, John Legend 4Let It Go, Idina Menzel 5West Coast, Lana Del Rey 6Turn Down For What, DJ Snake, Lil Jon...

  • Summer movie preview: Hollywood bets big again

    NEW YORK (AP) — Like jumbo jets on the runway, Hollywood's summer movies are lined up, ready for takeoff. Will they hit any turbulence? If the movie business had a "fasten your seat belt" light, it was certainly flashing last summer. A number of high-profile films tanked while onlookers like...

  • Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama "House of Cards." The...

  • National Theatre to bring 'Newsies,' 'Pippin'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Theatre is planning four Washington premieres for its 2014-2015 season of Broadway shows. The theater announced Monday that the Tony Award-winning productions of "Pippin" and "Newsies" will play multiple-week engagements. The season will also feature the start...

  • WGN America tries 'Salem' magic to expand audience

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — WGN America is calling on witchcraft to help launch the cable channel in a new direction. Starting this weekend, WGN America is adding its first original series to its schedule of Chicago sports and acquired programming such as broadcast network reruns. The groundbreaker...

  • Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

    PARIS (AP) — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month's Cannes Film Festival. Organizers of the ritzy Riviera festival famed for its red-carpet glamour...

  • Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss. Its shares fell almost 5 percent in premarket trading. Toy makers are facing a weak environment...



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