The network has three days to pay, hackers warn.
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The concern led by some black activists, thought leaders and writers is very real.
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Donald Trump is making it okay to be unspeakably rude. We see (and hear it) with his children, his surrogates and his supporters. The threats, the yelling, the swearing, the snarling, the finger pointing, the fist shaking, the interruptions, the shoving, the pushing, the getting right in your face. And now that this torrent of horrid behaviour has been unleashed, I wonder if we'll ever get back to a time where we wait our turn, let others speak, have tolerance and respect and act honourably. A time when we stop behaving like boors.
The crux of the problem is that the same companies who control the distribution of television in Canada also create or licence programming, giving them a stranglehold on the medium AND the message. This means they have zero incentive to break up the cable bundle or go beyond the letter of CRTC regulation to actually provide or promote options that fit the lifestyle of today's consumers.
CBC ran a story this weekend about HBO's angry letter blitz, where the network has been sending out copyright notices to Canadians asking them to please stop pirating Game of Thrones. There are plenty of legit ways to get the acclaimed fantasy adventure show, the network says -- except that there aren't.
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Not only is the show well-written, co-created by comedy genre genius Mike Judge (Office Space, Beavis and Butt-Head) but there's also a lot of research that has gone into the making of the show to ensure its validity. Here are five startup tips that could make or break your next big idea.
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The much-anticipated sixth season of the Emmy-award-winning HBO show Game of Thrones premieres on Sunday. While most people will be on the edge of their seats wondering what really happened to Jon Snow, we find ourselves watching and wondering how to visit the fantastical, real-life filming locations that serve as part of the Seven Kingdoms.
"I've had people come up to me and say 'I work in Silicon Valley, I do what Monica does, and you nailed it.' They say it's actually uncomfortable to watch because it's so realistic."
Bell's streaming service boasts the HBO calatogue of TV shows.
MONTREAL — A swift change between Bell's parent company and Corus Entertainment will see the elimination of pay TV channel Movie Central in Western and Northern Canada as The Movie Network goes nation...
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NEW YORK — Fresh from "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart has signed on with HBO in an exclusive four-year production pact. HBO said Tuesday the partnership will start with short-form digital content to be...
The days of collaboration seem all but over, and the tech industry will be affected by what amounts to a new digital cold war. Advance warnings of what's to come include Apple decoupling itself from Google Maps and Facebook "greying" out YouTube videos in the feed. The decision by Amazon, the world's largest retailer, to stop selling its competitors' over-the-top devices such as Google Chromecast and AppleTV is a preemptive strike with possibly momentous implications.
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LOS ANGELES — The Muppets, longtime residents of PBS, are getting a second home at HBO. The premium cable channel and Sesame Workshop, which produces "Sesame Street,'' on Thursday announced a five-yea...
The Canadian news media are again proving to be a PR bonanza for a smart satirical comedy show south of the border. Comedy Central, HBO and others have learned that all you have to do is insult Canada in any way and you're guaranteed free publicity from coast to coast to coast.
Nearly one in five Canadians who watched “Game of Thrones” in the first week of the new season did so through piracy, more than twice the rate in the U.S., researchers have found. The news comes as HB...
The new season of Game of Thrones is in full swing, and your world is full of spoilers and watercooler conversations. You'd love to be involved, but there's just one problem: When it comes to Game of...
You've suffered long enough Game of Thrones fans. Season Five of the immensely-popular HBO series returns this Sunday. We're not going to spoil it for anyone who is still catching up to past seasons (...
The Vice you may have once known has left the world of online hipster magazine and slowly transformed themselves into Vice Media, a brash and brave news organization with 30 offices worldwide and staff of 1,500.
HBO’s standalone streaming service went live in the U.S. on Tuesday, quite possibly marking the beginning of a whole new era in television. The idea that premium cable networks could soon be accessed...
Well this is a departure for Khaleesi's right hand woman! Nathalie Emmanuel takes centre stage in a white hot spread for GQ's April 2015 issue. Take a look for yourself: Meet your new dream gir...
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Winter has yet to come. Let it come.
I'm a child of television and have grown up on great television. I recognize TV is a tough business and it's hard to make television that is good. Thankfully, good television is still being made and 2014 had its share of great TV moments. Here, some of my favourites.
Sunday night's series finale, it's obvious, would have made a much better premiere than the pilot did. It was probably the show's best hour.
The bittersweet half-hour drama "Sensitive Skin" will be coming back for a second season, HBO Canada announced Friday. Production will begin in the spring of 2015. Kim Cattrall, best known for her rol...
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TORONTO -- Bell Media is launching a new video streaming service that will include the entire HBO scripted library. The company says the subscription service, code-named "Project Latte,'' will feature...
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If any rock star is going to have a TV show, thank goodness good it's Dave Grohl. He’s smart, honest, funny, humble and a rock star through and through. He’s also pretty much the most likeable guy in...
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CBS and HBO's move to streaming highlights a new reality that's hard for many telecom execs to accept: That the one thing we don't need in television's digital future is cable TV. How the big telecoms react to the coming obsolescence of cable TV will play a large role in shaping the future of Canada's entertainment industry. Let's hope they don't keep us stuck in the channel-flipping past for too long.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - No cable? No problem.Viewers longing to watch "Game of Thrones", "True Detective" and "Veep" will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. Next year HBO is c...
Some veg out by a beach. Others sight-see incessantly. But for me, vacation time allows me to catch up on two passions, namely reading and writing. Over the past two weeks in Maine, Nova Scotia and N...
"It's ironic, then, that just as the Internet and TV have conspired to devastate the old business models of music and movies, they're also come together to create new business models to save them."
Given that Quebeckers are facing yet another pivotal election on April 7, over the past couple of weeks, I paid close attention to the two political "debates" held between the leaders of the province's four main parties. I bracket the word "debates" with quotation marks, as these two two-hour sessions were debates in name only.
A few weeks ago, American commentator Mike Gallay at Huffingpost listed the five greatest series in TV history as Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Sopranos, and Twin Peaks. So, um, the greatest shows ever are largely about men, mainly crime dramas, and mostly aired in the last decade?