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Netflix delivers to your PC

Jan 16, 2007
No need to wait for the mail to get the next DVD on your queue. Netflix will soon begin offering film downloads online — but there are limits to the new service. Nancy Marshall Genzer has details.
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Going through channels

Jan 15, 2007
The nation's cable-TV operators are scrambling to meet new rules aimed at creating competition in the market for set-top decoder boxes. Sarah Gardner reports.
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Do Golden Globes equal box office cash?

Jan 15, 2007
The Golden Globe Awards show will put the winning films back in the spotlight tonight, but will more movie ticket sales come with those shiny statuettes? Lisa Napoli reports.
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Marketing for the gold

Jan 12, 2007
Golden Globe and Academy Awards hopefuls are pouring more cash into advertising their films down the homestretch. Does the strategy work? Daily Variety's Mike Speier says yes.
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Hard days at EMI

Jan 12, 2007
EMI today announced the departure of its two top executives along with a bleak earnings warning for the year that sent stocks tumbling. Thousands of other jobs could follow, Stephen Beard reports.
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From cell-phone TVs to talking thermometers

Jan 11, 2007
Our Bob Moon was among the thousands roaming the massive 2007 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Bob searched out the more interesting gadgets and talked to the people showing them off.
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Keep stuffing those celebrity gift bags

Jan 11, 2007
No Golden Globes gift bags?! The Marketplace Players make a plea to save our favorite celebrities from a swagless awards season.
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Actors' strike lacks drama, but it's closely watched

Jan 9, 2007
Television actors in Canada are on strike. It's a remarkably tame affair and no one has wallked off the job. But Hollywood is keeping an eye on it. Steve McNally reports.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment

Hollywood learns its consumer electronics lesson?

Jan 9, 2007
Once upon a time, the big movie studios battled to outlaw the VCR. But today the entertainment industry has a new way of looking at things, Bob Moon reports.
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The end of musicals?

Jan 4, 2007
British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber warns that the auction of a wireless spectrum in London could doom music theater in the city's West End. Stephen Beard explains.
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