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Quibi launching Hollywood 'on the go' streaming amid lockdown

Quibi launching Hollywood 'on the go' streaming amid lockdown

Quibi, the multi-billion-dollar streaming platform launching Monday, is betting it can transform entertainment with short, Hollywood-quality clips to watch ‘on the go’ -- even as much of the world is trapped at home.

Cast of hit sitcom 'Friends' reuniting for 25th anniversay

Cast of hit sitcom 'Friends' reuniting for 25th anniversay

The cast of the hit US sitcom ‘Friends’ is reuniting for a 25th anniversary special, much to the delight of fans.

'1917' scoops top Hollywood director prize for Mendes

'1917' scoops top Hollywood director prize for Mendes

Hollywood's directors handed World War I thriller ‘1917’ their top annual prize Saturday, one of the final major award shows that typically spells success at next month's Oscars.

Disney drops 'Fox' name from 20th Century film studio: reports

Disney drops 'Fox' name from 20th Century film studio: reports

Disney will rename 20th Century Fox to distance its legendary film studio from the assets of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, US media reported Friday.

Cheney biopic 'Vice' leads Golden Globe noms with six

Cheney biopic 'Vice' leads Golden Globe noms with six

‘Vice,’ a biopic about Dick Cheney starring Christian Bale as the former US vice president, on Thursday picked up the most Golden Globe nominations with six including best comedy film, as the race to the Oscars begins.

Facebook makes reality TV its new weapon for web supremacy

Facebook makes reality TV its new weapon for web supremacy

Facebook said Wednesday it was reviving the pioneering MTV reality show ‘The Real World’ as its secret weapon to lure viewers away from YouTube.

Facebook rolls out video service worldwide

Facebook rolls out video service worldwide

Facebook launched Watch amid a shift in video viewing habits away from traditional television to online platforms including Netflix and Hulu.

Premier League gets tough with Saudi piracy

Premier League gets tough with Saudi piracy

All 20 matches from the opening two weekends of the new season have been shown on the rogue channel, beoutQ, which is broadcast via the satellite provider Arabsat.

Australian media giants Fairfax and Nine to merge

Australian media giants Fairfax and Nine to merge

Nine will effectively be the dominant partner, with its shareholders owning 51.1% of the combined entity and Fairfax shareholders owning the rest.

Pakistan's leading news channel says it's been forced off air

Pakistan's leading news channel says it's been forced off air

Pakistan's leading television news channel has gone off the air in army cantonments and is facing interruptions in other areas across the country, its management said on Monday.

Madcap British comedian Ken Dodd dies, aged 90

Madcap British comedian Ken Dodd dies, aged 90

British comedian Ken Dodd, well-known to the country's television audiences for his spiky hair, buck teeth and "tickling stick", has died aged 90, his publicist said on Monday.

'The Shape of Water' wins PGA best film ahead of Oscars

'The Shape of Water' wins PGA best film ahead of Oscars

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance ‘The Shape of Water’ took home best movie at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, putting it in pole position for Oscars glory in March.