Former NBC correspondent Linda Vester and an anonymous source claim that the NBC News special correspondent made unwanted advances and acted inappropriately to them in the 1990s.
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Linda Vester alleged that Tom Brokaw physically tried to force her to kiss him on two occasions and groped her in a NBC conference room.
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Rising cost of pay TV drives OTT popularity
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Amazon said it will increase the price of its Amazon Prime service for U.S. subscribers, boosting the annual fee from $99 to $119.
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The NFL was always going to bend its rules to get a new stadium in Los Angeles after a decades-long absence from the city, but how much it has done so is still something of a surprise to people around the league.
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Moviegoers may soon have the chance to decide whether the hero of a 20th Century Fox film tells the truth in a scene or lies; fights the bad guy or runs away; kisses the girl or chickens out.
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U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) and Sprint Corp (S.N) have made progress in negotiating merger terms and are aiming to successfully complete deal talks as early as next week, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
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Twentieth Century Fox’s CinemaCon presentation showed there are casualties in this current era of media mergers and corporate consolidation.
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The online retail firm more than doubled its quarterly profits despite spending heavily on building more warehouses and devices, as well as bulking up on assets for its delivery network and video content.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/amazons-fiscal-discipline-pays-off-as-results-beat-expectations-1524774174
Eric Jackson talks to Ben Fritz about how Hollywood is reshaping itself to compete against Netflix, and which studios are best positioned to compete.
— Read on www.cnbc.com/2018/04/26/why-hollywood-hates-stars-and-only-wants-superheroes-commentary.html
CBS and Viacom squabbling over leadership could end with Moonves on the outs
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The NFL and Amazon renewed their streaming deal for Thursday night games for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
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The only picture that will finally bump the rare A Quiet Place from its perch atop the box office is a new Avengers, Peter Bart writes.
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Square is a financial technology company that’s best known for its eponymous square white payments devices.
— Read on www.cnbc.com/2018/04/26/square-to-buy-weebly-for-365-million.html
Amazon reports its first-quarter earnings on Thursday after the bell.
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The network similarly pulled the disgraced comedian’s other sitcom, ‘Cosby,’ from the air in 2015.
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From the department of obvious conclusions: Research firm Kagan reports that people are cutting the cord because cable TV is far less affordable than it used to be. Since 2000, the average cable, satellite, and telco TV bill is up 74%, from just under $60 per month then to nearly $100 per month now. Meanwhile, …
Continue reading “Hey cable companies, maybe this is why cord-cutting is a thing”
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EU lawmakers and member states on Thursday struck a preliminary deal that will allow countries to force online streaming services including Netflix (NFLX.O) and Amazon’s (AMZN.O) video service to help fund European films and TV shows.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-media/eu-strikes-deal-forcing-netflix-amazon-to-fund-european-content-idUSKBN1HX2M2
Comcast customers can track lost items from their Xfinity X1 Voice Remote with voice commands.
— Read on www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/4/26/17281912/tile-comcast-xfinity-x1-remote-tracking
Sprint will soon unveil a plan targeted at people aged 55 years and up, a source familiar with the matter has revealed to Android Police. The plan wil… by Martim Lobao in News, Sprint
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If you’re one of the millions of subscribers who signed up for MoviePass’s virtually unlimited theater subscription service in the last few months, count yourself lucky and use it while you can. As the company’s finances are called into question, MoviePass has switched to a four ticket per month limit, and the company’s CEO has indicated that the old plan may never return for new subscribers.
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ABC, CBS and NBC broke into their programming Thursday afternoon to announce a jury had found America’s TV Dad guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004.
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Refresh for updates Waiting to Exhale author Terry McMillan was one of the first celebrities to respond to the news that Bill Cosby has been found guilty of sexual assault, and if her tweet is any indication, few will shed tears for the defeated comedian. “Hallelujah,” McMillan tweeted.
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A jury has found Bill Cosby guilty of all charges in the sexual assault of Andrea Constand in his retrial outside Philadelphia.
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