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'The Imitation Game' makes the AFI cut; list has 11 this year

The American Film Institute (AFI) hands out their annual lists and they cover movies and television. Are they the best? Maybe, but do not use the word "best." It is more like honorees.

Comcast launches talking TV interface for the blind

Philadelphia - In the U.S., TV accessibility for those who are blind and visually impaired is far behind in advances, compared to other countries, such as the UK. Today, however, Comcast is taking the first step to an accessible future

Billy Crystal to honor Robin Williams at Emmy Awards

Los Angeles - The Emmy Awards always feature an "In Memoriam" segment during the broadcast. This year, many will tune in even if they ignore the rest of the show, for one simple reason — Robin Williams.

Batch of Emmys already handed out; HBO leads the way with 15 wins

The Emmy Awards will be handed out Aug. 25, but many of them were already bestowed Aug. 16. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out in Los Angeles and sets the stage for what is to come.

Google to lay cable underneath the sea for faster Internet

For Google, a day's work is never done. It already has cyberspace, the sky, and the roads, but now, the Internet giant is setting itself a new challenge: to conquer the sea.

Cable companies accused of funding false fringe groups

The media is buzzing with allegations of fake groups backed by cable companies and other organizations. Many journalists allege that these groups are posting comments supporting the large companies to sway public opinion.

Op-Ed: The television is just another device

Los Angeles - The real issue is content, just like it was 2,000 years ago when Roman citizens wrote on the walls of the city. What they had to say mattered more than the medium they chose.

Emmys: 'Modern Family' wins comedy; 'Breaking Bad' is top drama

Los Angeles - The Emmy Awards, with Neil Patrick Harris as host, were presented live in Los Angeles tonight (Sept. 22) and, for the most part, was predictable.

Apple to replace third-party adapters for $10

London - Apple will start selling $10 USB power adapters to replace counterfeit units after raising safety concerns over the third party power plugs for the iPhone, iPad and iPod.

Op-Ed: How can the Web help the future of television?

TV is no longer a device which gathers families in a single room of the house while they share hours together. Thanks to the Internet, it evolved into allowing individual viewers to chose what they want to watch without the constraints of space or time.

'House of Cards' on Netflix scores key Emmy nominations

Los Angeles - It was a coup for Netflix as it landed key Emmy nominations when they were announced this morning in Los Angeles. "American Horror Story" leads the way, however, with 17 nominations.

Critics' Choice: 'Big Bang Theory' and 'American Horror' lead

It may seem like The Critic's Choice Television Awards are older, but they will be celebrating their third anniversary on June 10. The nominations for those awards were announced today

Media outlets under lockdown with exit poll information

There may be another reason as to why a news consortium has decided to quarantine themselves in a room. They note that it is all about exit polling, but is it?

Kim Dotcom to reboot NZ submarine cable and offer free broadband

Auckland - Dotcom's new file sharing website,, will need bandwidth to carry all the new traffic that comes with it. New Zealand currently has only one transpacific fiber cable network, so he will build another one.

TCM to pay tribute to Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine was no stranger to Turner Classic Movies. So, when news of his passing spread, as it did with Andy Griffith, the network answered its call to action. That call was paying tribute to the legendary film and TV actor.

Sasha Alexander examines the heart & soul of 'Rizzoli & Isles' Special

For the past two summers, actresses Sasha Alexander and Angie Harmon have proven that two heads are better than one in the hit drama series Rizzoli & Isles. This summer, the duo is back, both on DVD and on TNT for Season Three of Rizzoli & Isles.

NY Post: Hulu Axing Free Streaming

Hulu could axe the free streaming service that made them such a popular online destination in a move to appease cable companies.

The return of the rabbit ears

The antennae affectionately dubbed "rabbit ears" have made a comeback, and quite a big one at that. With services like Hulu and Netflix allowing people to watch streaming video services, television for many is going back to the antenna age.

Showtime adds two science-fiction series to line-up

Hoping to cash in on the resurgence of the science-fiction genre and gain an edge on their competitors, cable network Showtime has bought the rights to two new programs.

Scott Bakula is proud to be one of those 'Men Of A Certain Age' Special

He's leapt through time, warped through space, taken on Southern Belles and was Chuck's dad, but Scott Bakula enjoys his current gig as an out-of-work actor dealing with his mid-life crisis with his best buds in Season 2 of 'Men Of A Certain Age.'

2010 sees significant decline in American TV owners

The image of family gathering together to observe news or other media has been symbolic of American culture for decades. First was the radio, then the television, then movie theatres, then movie rentals and more television.

Number of subscribers to cable, satellite TV services fall in Q2

For the first time ever, the number of United States cable, satellite and telecommunication services dropped in the second quarter of 2010. Research shows that pay-television providers lost 216,000 subscribers.

New transatlantic cable to boost ICT in Africa Special

A submarine cable linking West Africa to Europe which recently went live has been hailed as huge plus to the information and communication technology industries in Africa.

Historic telecom cable to link Africa to Europe Special

A 17,000 km-long fibre optic cable stretching from France to South Africa will be operational in the first half of 2012.

Op-Ed: Lobbyists Appear Regularly on Cable News With no Disclosure

A recent four-month investigation revealed that for the past several years America has been intentionally mislead by many of the cable networks who regularly have registered lobbyists, PR reps and Corporate officials appear with no disclosure

San Fran's Bay Bridge closed 'indefinitely' due to snapped cable

San Francisco's Bay Bridge closed Tuesday evening after a cable and two rods broke free and crashed onto the bridge. Transportation officials are preparing contingency plans to address a possible extended closure of the California landmark.

It's a clean bill of health for Mark Feuerstein & Royal Pains Special

With Royal Pains — the hilarious doctor-for-hire in the Hamptons hit dramedy — about to wrap up its debut season, star Mark Feuerstein, a veteran of stage (Some Girls), film (Defiance) and TV (West Wing), raps on the appeal of Dr. Hank & Royal Pains

Why Tony Shalhoub & Monk are parting ways Special

“We want to go out on a high,” Tony Shalhoub says of the 8th & Final Season of Monk. Portraying the OCD-riddled sleuth for 7 hit years, the multi-award-winning actor explains why Monk will be giving up his crime-solving ways at the end of Season 8.

Natasha talks about the realities of Addicted To Beauty TV series Special

What really goes on behind-the-scenes of plastic surgery spas like Troy/McNamara from the fictional hit series Nip/Tuck? The Oxygen Network yanks back the curtain on the fascinating world of medi-spas with the new reality series, Addicted to Beauty.

How Engvall costar Tim Meadows came out of the comedy closet Special

As he heads into Season 3 of The Bill Engvall Show, series costar Tim Meadows (a Saturday Night Live & Second City alum) recalls how a Talking Heads movie convinced the one-time "Ladies Man" to exorcise his shyness and pursue a career in comedy.
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