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Tech upstarts threaten TV broadcast model

Monday, April 8, 2013 | More »

Two fledgling technologies could dramatically reshape the $60 billion-a-year television broadcast industry as they challenge the business model that has helped keep broadcasters on the lucrative end of the media spectrum. On April 1, a U.S. appeals court rejected a petition by the major broadcasters...

Olympics fans find ways to circumvent NBC’s online control

It took Jason Legate, a Walnut Creek, California-resident, all of 10 minutes to connect his computer to a London-based server and access BBC’s coverage of the Olympics Saturday, thereby circumventing NBC’s lock on coverage in the United States. The 31-year-old system administrator said h...

31 July, 2012 | More »

Comcast buys out Microsoft stake in MSNBC.com

Comcast Corp, the parent company of NBC, has bought out Microsoft Corp’s  50 per cent stake in MSNBC.com for about $300 million to assume full control of the news web site, the New York Times said, citing people with knowledge of the deal. MSNBC.com was renamed NBCNews.com and users were auto...

16 July, 2012 | More »