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Warner Bros and AOL launch Socialthing

Looking to expand the parameters of its Socialthing social networking news feed service, AOL announced plans to integrate the platform across the sites of Warner Bros. Television Group another unit…

Disney profits down

A weaker than expected performance by its films at the box office and through DVD sales depressed Disney's second-quarter profits. Operating income at Disney's studio business fell 97 per cent…

Malone merges Liberty Entertainment and DirecTV

DirecTV will merge with John Malone's Liberty Entertainment to simplify its ownership structure and improve its ability to pursue deals; specifically making itself a more attractive target for one of…

Bezeq to take over YES

Bezeq Israel Telecom has said it would merge with satellite TV unit YES. Bezeq, Israel’s largest telco, said it will raise its stake in YES to 58 per cent from…

Discovery up

Discovery Communications reported an $8 million increase in first quarter revenues to $817 million, outstripping analysts expectations for the period and posting $119 million in profit. The company reported only…

Viacom down 1/3

Viacom profits fell 34 per cent in the first quarter, hurt by a global advertising spending slowdown. The company reported first quarter net profit of $177m, down from $270m, a…

KDG chooses NDS for digital TV platform

NDS has announced that KDG, Germany's largest cable network operator and biggest triple play provider, has selected NDS as end-to-end solution provider to enhance its digital TV platform. KDG operates…

Canada on piracy ‘priority’ list

The US has added Canada to its “priority watch list” of countries where Internet piracy flourishes, reflecting a tough new line in the Obama administration over the Harper government’s failure…

Hasbro and Discovery launch TV network

Toy maker Hasbro has formed a joint venture with Discovery Communications to create a TV network with original programming based on Hasbro brands. Hasbro has licensed its brands for a…

F1 on Spanish mobiles

Movistar and Vodafone are to broadcast race coverage of Formula 1 via mobile phones in the Spanish market. They will work with the rights-holder La Sexta and will provide practice…