Games/Entertainment

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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Las Vegas Strip

Global Cash to buy slot machine maker Multimedia Games

Global Cash Access Holdings Inc (GCA.N), which provides cash services to casinos, said it would buy slot machine maker Multimedia Games Holding Co Inc (MGAM.O) for about $1.2 billion to strengthen its gaming business.

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NFL

NFL season opener draws 26.9 mln viewers to NBC

The National Football League's opening game between Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers drew 26.9 million viewers on average, NBC said on Friday, making it one of the most-watched TV programs of the year.

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Angry Birds maker Rovio names new CEO

Finland's Rovio, the maker of the Angry Birds mobile game, said it has hired Pekka Rantala from beverage maker Hartwall to take over as its new chief executive by the beginning of next year.

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Amazon Kindle tablets

Amazon snaps up live video startup Twitch for $970 million

Amazon.com Inc snapped up live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash, reflecting Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos' resolve to transform Amazon into an Internet destination beyond its core retail operations.

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Sony Corp

Sony says PlayStation network back online, user information safe after attack

Sony Corp's (6758.T) PlayStation Network was back online on Monday following a cyber attack that took it down over the weekend, which coincided with a bomb scare on a commercial flight carrying a top Sony executive in the United States.

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PlayStation 4

Sony PlayStation Network taken down by attack

Sony Corp (6758.T) said on Sunday its PlayStation Network was taken down by a denial of service-style attack and the FBI was investigating the diversion of a flight carrying a top Sony executive amid reports of a claim that explosives were on board.

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Rob Small

Web gaming firm Miniclip hires advisers for new sale attempt

One of the world's largest online games companies, Miniclip, has hired advisers to find a buyer after previous attempts to sell it fell through, according to several sources familiar with the firm.

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