Games/Entertainment

DreamWorks SKG

Hasbro board votes to exit DreamWorks merger talks

Merger talks between Hasbro Inc and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc formally ended on Monday morning, when the toy company's board voted to walk away, according to a person with knowledge of the board's actions.

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Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue

Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, a unit of Sony Corp of America, unveiled a new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, expected to be commercially launched during the first quarter of 2015.

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OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah

2024 is 'right time' for U.S. Olympic bid, says ANOC chief

One of the most powerful men in the Olympic movement has urged the United States to push ahead with its plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, saying it is the "right time".

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Japan casino school

Japan set to indefinitely postpone casino legalization: sources

Japanese lawmakers are set to indefinitely postpone legalizing casinos as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose cabinet has been hit by a series of scandals, lacks the political leverage to pass a bill this year, sources directly involved in the process said.

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The Walt Disney Co

Disney cloud movie service adds Google Play purchases

Walt Disney Co said its cloud-based movie service will expand to include purchases made through the Google Play online store, the latest in a string of moves by Hollywood studios to encourage digital ownership.

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Wii U

Nintendo to develop 'quality of life' device to track sleep, fatigue: CEO

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd will develop a device to measure a user's fatigue and map their sleep, Chief Executive Satoru Iwata said on Thursday, the first offering from the company's newly created healthcare division.

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Apple Inc

U.S. TV startup Roku to confidentially file for IPO

U.S. TV startup Roku Inc is working on plans to confidentially file for an initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Netflix

Billionaire Mark Cuban says he is buying Netflix shares

Mark Cuban, the billionaire investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, is buying Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) shares because he considers the video streaming company to be an acquisition target.

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NBA inks long-term rights deals with Disney, Time Warner

The National Basketball Association has reached long-term media rights contracts with Walt Disney Co and Time Warner Inc's Turner Broadcasting, more than doubling the fees it received under the previous contracts, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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The Walt Disney Co

Euro Disney agrees to funding deal backed by Walt Disney

Euro Disney (EDLP.PA) said on Monday it had agreed a 1 billion euro funding deal backed by its largest shareholder, the Walt Disney Co (DIS.N), which includes a share sale and a debt restructuring, to allow it to invest in the business.

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Verizon Communications Inc.

Verizon's Redbox Instant video streaming service to shut down

Redbox Instant, a streaming video service operated by Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) and Outerwall Inc's (OUTR.O) Redbox, will shut down next week because the venture has not been as successful as hoped, the two companies announced Saturday.

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NFL

DirecTV keeps NFL Sunday Ticket in $1.5 billion a year deal

DirecTV (DTV.O) extended its exclusive contract to sell the Sunday Ticket package of National Football League games, and sources said the company will pay $1.5 billion a year to keep the popular offering that has helped attract subscribers.

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Softbank Corp

Japan's SoftBank in talks to buy DreamWorks: media reports

Japan's SoftBank (9984.T) is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG (DWA.O) in a deal that valued DreamWorks at as much as $3.4 billion, media reported on Sunday.

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Sony PlayStation TV to hit stores on October 14

Sony Corp said PlayStation TV set-top box, which allows users to access movies and TV episodes from the PlayStation store, will hit stores in the United States and Canada on Oct. 14.

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Virtuix Oculus Rift and Omni Treadmill game

Facebook's Oculus unveils new virtual reality prototype device

Facebook Inc's Oculus VR unit announced an upgraded prototype of its virtual reality headset that has higher resolution and built-in audio, but the company said it is not ready to sell a device to consumers.

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