AT&T’s DirecTV Now May Have Just Killed Its Own Merger Deal – AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) | Seeking Alpha

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AT&T’s DirecTV Now May Have Just Killed Its Own Merger Deal

The AT&T Time Warner merger was already shaky, facing uncertainty in the White House and skepticism in the Department of Justice. AT&T’s blatant challenge to th

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Netflix: Here Are All The Movies/TV Shows You Can Now Watch Offline | Variety

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Here Are the Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Offline on Netflix

Introverts rejoice — you can finally watch Netflix offline. Netflix announced Wednesday morning that members worldwide can now download select movies and TV shows for viewing on iOS and Android sma…

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Too many sequels, too much money: why did so many comedies flop in 2016? | Film | The Guardian

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Too many sequels, too much money: why did so many comedies flop in 2016?

Studios trying to create franchises out of average originals, market tested laughs and a lack of originality made this year’s biggest comedies stilted and boring

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/30/comedy-films-2016-box-office-flops-ghostbusters-zoolander

Network Chiefs Opt for Cowardly Collusion in Skipping TCA | Hollywood Reporter

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Critic’s Notebook: Network Chiefs Opt for Cowardly Collusion in Skipping TCA

ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox network execs are missing a golden opportunity to change the narrative.

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Netflix Introduces Downloads for Offline Viewing | Hollywood Reporter

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Netflix Introduces Downloads for Offline Viewing

"While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we’ve often heard they also want to continue their ‘Stranger Things’ binge while on airplanes and other places where internet is expensive or limited," the company said.

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DirecTV Now’s Profitability Remains Murky as Reaction Is Mixed – TheStreet

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Initial reactions to AT&T’s DirecTV Now aren’t very inspiring

The early grades are in, and AT&T’s new multichannel steaming service is getting mixed marks.

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Netflix Launches Downloads for Offline Viewing | Variety

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Netflix Launches Downloads for Offline Viewing on Smartphones, Tablets

Netflix has finally rolled out a feature subscribers have been requesting for years: The company will now let members worldwide download select TV shows and movies for viewing on Apple and Android …

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Netflix Unveils Download Feature for Offline Binge-Watching – Bloomberg

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Netflix Unveils Download Feature for Offline Binge-Watching

Netflix Inc. is making some TV shows and movies available for download to watch offline, providing its users a feature that has become a must-have for binge-watchers.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-30/netflix-makes-shows-available-for-download-at-no-extra-cost

TV Great Grant Tinker Dies, Former CEO Of NBC Was 90 | Deadline

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TV Great Grant Tinker Dies, Former CEO Of NBC Was 90

Grant Tinker, former chairman and CEO of NBC, died on Tuesday, Nov. 29. He was 90. In 1969, Tinker and his then-wife, actress Mary Tyler Moore, launched MTM Enterprises. The company became an indi…

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India Reinstates National Anthem at All Film Screenings | Variety

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India Reinstates National Anthem at All Film Screenings

MUMBAI — India’s Supreme Court has decided to turn the clock back. On Wednesday it ruled that all cinemas must play the national anthem before every commercial film screening. The anthem must…

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