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Megabucks deal just the start, says IPL chairman

New Delhi - The Indian Premier League is expecting even higher returns in the years ahead after striking a bumper $2.55 billion broadcast deal to become one of the world's richest sports competitions.

Facebook wants everyone to livestream their day

Facebook has announced it is expanding Facebook Live to users of Android phones and more countries around the word. The service lets people broadcast live video of themselves to friends, competing with apps like Twitter's Periscope.

Fads and phases: TV's bid to make you buy the 'Next Big Thing'

Over the past few years, televisions have changed to include new display types, online streaming and party-trick features such as 3D. Much of this has yet to see widespread adoption though, raising the question of what we're looking for in a TV.

TV news station replaces film cameras with iPhones

A Swiss news station has recently replaced its professional-quality TV cameras with a fleet of iPhones, citing greater portability, equivalent image quality and lower operating cost as the chief reasons for the change.

Google launches YouTube Gaming to compete against Twitch

Google has launched its new version of YouTube dedicated to gamers. The website and app will make it easy for players to watch and broadcast the games they love most, throwing YouTube into direct competition with the Twitch streaming service.

TV streaming should be treated like cable operators: U.S. judge

In a landmark ruling for the world of TV broadcasting and streaming, a U.S. judge has ruled that one streaming company could be entitled to a license that would let it transmit the copyrighted content of other broadcasters over the Internet.

Fox News contributor: Michelle Obama should 'drop a few' pounds

Fox News contributor Keith Ablow apparently thinks First Lady Michelle Obama is too fat to be an effective advocate of healthy eating among children.

Broad Institute's groundbreaking announcement on psychiatric research Commissioned

On Tuesday, July 22, at 10 a.m. ET the Broad Institute and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research delivered a groundbreaking announcement about psychiatric research research.

In social TV growth, preparation for new viewer behaviors emerge

As the prospects for significant growth in social TV activity abound, some early research results are helping television broadcasters and social media firms prepare for new audience behaviors.

Toasty TV broadcasting in Norway warms the cockles of your heart

Oslo - For those feeling chilly this winter, Norway is broadcasting a 12-hour prime-time show on local TV of a burning fireplace. Tune in, zone out and put your feet up to get warm.

NFL: 49ers-Falcons on Sunday 3 p.m., Patriots-Ravens 6:30 p.m. ET

The AFC and NFC championship games, the last step towards reaching the Super Bowl, will be broadcast on Sunday starting at 3 p.m. ET, when the San Francisco 49ers battle the Atlanta Falcons. New England and Baltimore will duke it out at 6:30 p.m. ET

Veteran Canadian broadcast journalist Henry Champ dies at 75

Henry Champ, 75, a veteran Canadian broadcast journalist died Sunday morning in Washington, D.C., his son Adam confirmed, as CBC News reports.

'Jeopardy' wins a Peabody Award; luncheon ceremony is May 21

"Jeopardy" has just bagged a Peabody. So has Stephen Colbert. OK, wait just a minute. Before we go any further, let's answer this question. What is a Peabody?

Op-Ed: Some thoughts on the Critics' Choice Awards

The 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will be given out on Jan. 12 on VH1. As a current broadcaster and a former newspaperman, I pay close attention to this one and The National Society of Film Critics.

Op-Ed: Weatherman keeps his cool after trouble with his remote control

We all know it's difficult to script live TV, especially when technology fails, but kudos to those presenters who manage to keep their cool, such as Chuck Bell - the weatherman for NBC Washington.

Media Giant grabs UAE mobile TV license

Emirates Mobile Television Corporation (EMTC) has been granted this Sunday the UAE's sole mobile TV broadcasting license.

UK Television Gets More Fun With Twitter Special

Viewers find that using Twitter to comment on shows while watching television, gives entertainment a whole new layer of interactivity.

Op-Ed: Why it may be worth it to pay for online video

News Corps' chief digital officer, Jonathan Miller, recently hinted online viewers may have to pay for video content. It's not such a crazy idea, and a business model should soon emerge for the booming online video market.

Sky Ready for 3DTV Broadcasting

Satellite Broadcaster BSkyB, has demonstrated its new three-dimensional television (3DTV) system. The new system can broadcast 3DTV into homes using existing high-definition TV infrastructure.

Colbert Report Heads To Philly

"Philadelphia, you're about to get a new brother to love. No tongue." Stephen Colbert may not be on route to the Oval Office after his failed attempt to take over the presidency race but he is hitting the Democratic Pennsylvania primary in Philly.

Rare Black Rhino Gives Birth Live Online

After a 15-month pregnancy, Sita, a black rhino at the Paignton Zoo in the UK, gave birth to a calf in the full glare of the internet spotlight.

Yahoo! Offers Alternatives To Traditional Corporate Conferences

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Yahoo! announced new initiatives to help companies communicate with customers, employees, and business partners. New Internet broadcasting packages delivered through Yahoo!'s business communications division, Yahoo! Broadcast Servic...

PBS Launches Fatal Flood Website

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - In the spring of 1927, after weeks of incessant rains, the Mississippi River went on a rampage. Racing south from Cairo, Illinois, the river blew away levee after levee, inundating thousands of farms and hundreds of towns, killin...

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