Streaming media technology

This image released by HBO shows a scene from "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," available on the HBO app and On Demand. (HBO via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 12:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — You're on the couch. It's been a long day. The remote control is in your hand. What can you watch? There's that new CNN documentary series on the pope. Or maybe you're more in the mood for some sinners in "Girls Incarcerated" on Netflix? There are cute critters on Hulu's "March of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, the AT&T logo is positioned above one of its retail stores in New York. Opening arguments in the federal government’s case to block AT&T’s efforts to gobble up Time Warner have been postponed until Thursday, March 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 21, 2018 - 2:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Opening arguments are set for Thursday in the federal government's efforts to block AT&T's efforts to gobble up Time Warner in a case that could shape how you get — and how much you pay for — streaming TV and movies. AT&T says it needs to buy Time Warner to compete with the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, the AT&T logo is positioned above one of its retail stores in New York. On Monday, March 19, 2018, AT&T squares off against the federal government in a trial that could shape how you get, and how much you pay, for streaming TV and movies. AT&T says it needs to gobble up Time Warner if it’s to have a chance against the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Google in the rapidly evolving world of video entertainment. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 16, 2018 - 10:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — On Monday, AT&T squares off against the federal government in a trial that could shape how you get — and how much you pay for — streaming TV and movies. AT&T says it needs to gobble up Time Warner if it's to have a chance against the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Google in...
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March 14, 2018 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News is exploring ways to start a streaming service for its news division. "We want to do this and I think we've got to open that door," NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said on Wednesday. The service would operate alongside NBC's cable channel, MSNBC, which benefits from the...
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This undated photo provided by Comcast shows Matt Strauss, executive vice president of Comcast’s Xfinity services. Strauss spoke with The Associated Press recently about the Olympic ambitions and the future of television. (Comcast via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 3:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with competition from the internet, Comcast has turned its X1 TV set-top box into something resembling a Roku or Apple TV streaming player, complete with app-like menus and a voice-activated remote. During the Olympics, X1 merged both TV and online videos to give viewers a one...
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FILE - This Sept. 20, 2017, file photo shows a sign at the Disney store on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, France. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
February 06, 2018 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Will Disney's upcoming streaming services be the mouse that roared ... or squeaked? Disney already owns enviable entertainment properties including Pixar, Marvel and "Star Wars." Now, it's looking to add Fox's TV and movie studios as it prepares to launch two streaming services, one...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, athletes from Japan practice at the Gangneung Oval during a speed skating training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. As with past Olympics, NBC is requiring proof of a TV subscription to watch. More than 1,800 hours of online coverage begins Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the U.S. with preliminary curling matches. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
February 06, 2018 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Every Olympic event will be streamed live. But to watch online, you'll still need to be a paying cable or satellite subscriber. As with past Olympics, NBC is requiring proof of a subscription. If you've already given up on traditional cable or satellite TV, you can sign up for an...
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FILE - This Nov. 16, 2016 file photo shows the Roku Premiere streaming TV device in New York. Roku plans to add a voice-controlled digital assistant to expanding lineup of online video players in an attempt to catch up with Google, Apple and Amazon. The internet-connected assistant will focus exclusively on fielding spoken request about video, music and other tasks tied to entertainment. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
January 03, 2018 - 2:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roku plans to add a voice-controlled digital assistant to its streaming TV players in an attempt to catch up with Google, Apple and Amazon. Roku's voice capabilities are currently limited to performing search requests and launching apps. The assistant will be able to field...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal, announced Thursday, Dec. 14, including film and television studios, cable and international TV businesses as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 14, 2017 - 3:23 pm
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Disney's deal for large part of Fox (all times local) 12:20 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump supports Disney's purchase of much of 21st Century Fox. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump called media magnate Rupert Murdoch to...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo shows an Amazon Fire TV streaming device with its remote control. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, Google announced plans to pull its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 05, 2017 - 6:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon's Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. The decision to block YouTube is retaliation for Amazon's refusal to sell some Google products that compete with...
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