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CBS, Viacom to reunite as media giants bulk up for streaming

Aug. 13, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The newly combined ViacomCBS will invest in more movies and TV shows and try to sell more advertising as it seeks to become a bigger player in the growing business of streaming video. Yet the bigger company still might not be big enough to be competitive, as larger rival Disney launches its...

Community media center provides local content under pressure

Aug. 12, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, N.H. (AP) — As Concord TV nears the end of its second decade of providing the city with the most local of local content, it faces a possible financial crunch caused by the least local of sources: federal telecommunications regulations and national changes in people's media habits. "It's not...

Streaming music may make cases like Katy Perry's more common

Aug. 3, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To show that Katy Perry and the team that wrote her 2013 hit "Dark Horse" may have heard his song and stole from it, Christian rapper Marcus Gray's primary evidence was that his 2009 song, "Joyful Noise" had plays in the millions on YouTube and Spotify. Plaintiffs in copyright cases like...

Minnesota county to be state's 1st to use 911 video chat

Aug. 2, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A county in northwest Minnesota is about to become the first in the state to let cellphone callers stream live video and audio to dispatchers when they call 911 for help. Ray Kuznia, sheriff of Pennington County, said that the technology will be implemented later in August, the...

Networks sue Locast, a service that streams TV for free

Jul. 31, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The country's biggest TV networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — have sued Locast, a streaming service that transmits their broadcasts for free, in federal court in New York. The companies said in the suit, filed Wednesday, that Locast is violating their copyrights and asked for...

Netflix's 2Q dud rattles investors as competition heats up

Jul. 17, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's video streaming service suffered a dramatic slowdown in growth during its traditionally sluggish spring season, a drop-off coming as the company boosts its prices and girds for even stiffer competition. The service picked up 2.7 million worldwide subscribers for the...

DirecTV owner backs free streaming service Locast as hedge

Jun. 27, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T, the owner of DirecTV, is backing a free streaming service as a hedge against losing broadcast channels in disputes over fees. TV subscribers are increasingly finding the channels they pay for blacked out because channel owners and the cable or satellite companies such as DirecTV...