• Network Giants Argue In Appeals Court: Aereo Should Be Treated Like A Cable Company

    Network Giants Argue In Appeals Court: Aereo Should Be Treated Like A Cable Company

    Today the Southern District Court of NY heard the oral argumentsfrom Fox, ABC, Univision and a handful of other cable broadcast providers who wish to see streaming network TV startup Aereo’s business shut down. This is just the latest development in an unwinding legal battle over whether the startup’s service, which uses hundreds of tiny antennas to stream live and recorded TV… Read More

  • BanxCorp Files Antitrust Complaint Against The NYT, Fox, CNN, Dow Jones, Others

    BanxCorp this morning announced that it has filed a federal antitrust complaint against nine firms, including Dow Jones & Co, Fox News, The New York Times, CNN and MSNBC. The company alleges (PDF) that the nine companies engage in “unlawful per se horizontal market division, customer allocation, and price fixing agreements” with its competitors in the market for bank rate… Read More

  • Red Dead Redemption gets Fox TV machinima special

    Quite the push behind Red Dead Redemption, no? The latest is that John Hillcoat, the guy who directed The Road (which I saw the other day—the future looks horrible), has worked on a 30-minute machinima for Rockstar . The short film will air on Fox on May 15. This is a pretty big deal. Read More

  • Netflix Renews Agreements With Universal, Twentieth Century Fox

    Netflix this morning announced renewed distribution deals with two major content providers, Twentieth Century Fox and Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Both agreements encompass physical and digital distribution of movies and, in the case of Fox, TV programs. And yes, they include 28-day windows between street date and Netflix catalogue availability for new releases. Details after the jump. Read More

  • learns that Web sites work best when they're actually online

    Call me crazy, but Web sites usually work best when they’re online. Nobody knows this better than we do here at CrunchGear, where the site is down a good 20 percent of the time. But at the very least you’re not paying for our crummy service, unlike the poor customers. Fox wants $45 per season for online access to a whole host of content, including live games from all… Read More

  • Fox Mobile Unveils Bitbop, A Video Subscription Service For Smartphones

    Fox Mobile Group, a division of News Corp’s Digital Media Group, is set to announce a new wireless video subscription service at CTIA later today. Dubbed Bitbop, the service will allow people to view premium video content on their smartphones for $9.99 a month. As GigaOM called it, you can think of the new offering is a Hulu on-the-go. Bitbop users will be able to both stream and… Read More

  • uTest Finds 908 Bugs In Web And Mobile Apps Of Major U.S. TV Networks

    Software testing marketplace uTest today announced the results of its so-called “TV Networks Bug Battle” competition. More than 500 software professionals from 30 countries around the world participated in the quarterly competition, reporting a total of 908 technical, functional and GUI bugs in the web and mobile apps of NBC, CBS, Fox and ABC. Testers were challenged to search… Read More

  • Atari's Missile Command (from 1980) to become live-action movie

    In case you needed another indicator Hollywood has run out of ideas, here is a new one for you: Atari is about to sell the movie rights to Missile Command, a shooting game that hit arcades back in 1980, to 20th Century Fox and another movie production company. Getting the license doesn’t necessarily mean we ever get to see a Missile Command movie on the big screen, but a first step has… Read More

  • Fox, Time Warner Cable agree to deal: Your NFL football is safe!

    Fox an Time Warner Cable struck a deal last night that prevented the unthinkable: no NFL football (and Fox News, and Fox Soccer Channel, etc.) for millions of Americans in the some of the biggest TV markets in America, like New York City and Los Angeles! The terms of the deal weren’t announced, but at last check-in, Time Warner Cable was prepared to give Fox between 20 and 30 cents… Read More

  • Fox, Time Warner fight over more money than you can count. Let's blame the Internet and stuff.

    It has all the makings of a drama that no one could possibly care about: a giant corporation looking to make even more money than it already does; an even bigger corporation looking to stand firm and not be bullied into making any decision against its will; helpless consumers with no one to turn to, no altar to pray at; and the Internet. If you’re a Time Warner subscriber you may loose… Read More

  • Family Guy Empire Strikes Back spoof leaks to Bit Torrent sites before its DVD debut

    Fox made the decision to release the second Family Guy Star Wars spoof on DVD before airing on its network. Why? Greed. The first one was a huge hit and instead of just giving it away on a Sunday night for the whole world to enjoy, some corner office suits decided to release it on DVD first. That way, they probably thought while sipping 50-year old whiskey in a smoke-filled boardroom, people… Read More

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