WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.
In tweets posted Thursday afternoon, Gregory said he is leaving the network as he arrived at it, “humbled and grateful.” Continue reading
Williams is not the only creative genius to have suffered from depression. That much is clear from history. Continue reading
Robin Williams’ illustrious career touched five decades. Survey any group of people and they will each give you a top 10 list of their favorite Williams performances as diverse as the comedy industry itself. We looked to IMDb — a arguably the most comprehensive inventory of films and television on the web. Here is a list of every film, television show and stand-up performance in which Williams made an appearance — from lead role to minor character — ranked by IMDb user ratings. Continue reading
As the World Cup kicks off in Brazil this week, plenty of Brazilians without tickets are at home watching the action on new televisions. Quartz.com reports the demand for newer and bigger TVs has spiked during the months leading up to the tournament and Brazil’s National Association for Electronics Producers expects to sell 16 million TVs this year. To compare, Brazillians bought 12.2 million televisions in 2010 to watch the last World Cup, held in South Africa. Continue reading
The Supreme Court heard a request by television broadcasters to shut down Aereo, a TV streaming tech startup that has potential to alter the business model of traditional broadcasting. For more on the case, Jeffrey Brown talks to former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and Gary Shapiro, CEO of Consumer Electronics Association. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute between broadcasters and an Internet startup company that has the potential to bring big changes to the television industry. The company is Aereo Inc., and the justices are hearing arguments … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being. The … Continue reading