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Who will wear the Emmy crown? New faces battle old favourites...

There is a tight race for the Emmys with newcomers challenging established series.

New esports network VENN aims to bring ‘gaming as a lens...

VENN says it is a universal network meaning it will distribute and be consumed anywhere their audience is watching gaming content.

Huawei launches first product with own operating system

Huawei unveils a new smart television, the first product to use its own HarmonyOS operating system.

Disney to reboot ‘Home Alone’ for new TV streaming service

Disney CEO Bob Iger did not clarify whether the new version would be a feature film or a TV programme.

‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners ink massive Netflix deal

The contract with Netflix sees David Benioff and Dan Weiss leave HBO after years working on ‘Game of Thrones’.

‘Halo’ TV series announces 6 new cast members

The Showtime adaptation will focus on an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant.

Amazon buys into Roland Garros TV rights

The arrival of Amazon and its streaming platform is a first for a sporting event in France.

Pop culture hit ‘Gossip Girl’ gets a makeover for HBO Max

Warnermedia's HBO Max orders a new, 10-episode series that will be set eight years after the original, and will follow a new generation of private school kids.

Madrid emerges as TV series production hub

Spanish multimedia group Mediapro and its foreign rivals Viacom and Netflix increase their Madrid-based activity to meet booming content demand.

‘Laugh-In’ star Arte Johnson dies at age 90

US actor and comedian Arte Johnson passes away at the age of 90 following a three-year battle with bladder and prostate cancer.

Final season of ‘Jessica Jones’ to drop June 14

'Jessica Jones' is the last Marvel show to air on Netflix as the streaming giant cancelled sister shows 'Luke Cage,' 'Iron Fist,' 'The Punisher' and 'Daredevil.'

Iran state TV fires managers over ‘insult’ to Sunnis

Two channel managers have been fired over a live programme that 'insulted the sanctities of Sunni Muslims', according to official news agency IRNA.

‘Twisted Metal’ car game confirmed for TV show

The franchise debuted in 1995 on the original PlayStation console and was characterised by a weaponised ice cream truck operated by a psychotic clown called Sweet Tooth.

George Clooney’s ‘Catch-22’ reflects on ‘insanity’ of war

George Clooney's new series set in World War II aims to tell a timeless story about the 'insanity' of war.

Hard to bar unauthorised sites on Android boxes, claims agent

Operators constantly change the domain and website names in order to keep the service active, says an agent.

Apple’s TV deal with Samsung showcases shift to services

Opening up iTunes to Samsung TVs means that Samsung television users no longer need to purchase an Apple TV set-top-box in order to access Apple content.

Danish shows take TV world by storm

The latest show to hit the small screen is "Ride Upon the Storm", which is being distributed in almost 80 countries.

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘True Detective,’ and ‘Veep’ among the most-awaited series...

5 'Game of Thrones' prequels are already in development at HBO.

Bangladesh TV station taken off air for election day

A top cable operator in Dhaka says Jamuna broadcasts stopped for technical rather than political reasons.

‘Orange is the New Black’ sequel might be in the works

A "Breaking Bad" film is also thought to be entering principal production in New Mexico this month.

How TV dramas and sepak takraw can help national unity

How local TV shows are produced and the composition of our national sports teams can go a long way in helping Malaysians bridge the racial gaps that have existed since independence.

‘Genius’ behind ‘Teletubbies’ in new go-to-sleep kids show

The 50-episode show, which has taken more than two and a half years to make, will also be shown by Universal Kids in the US later this year.

Facebook extends TV tentacles, buys Libertadores rights

The social media network bought exclusive rights to transmit Thursday night games in South America's equivalent of the UEFA Champions League, as well as shared rights to broadcast games played on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said.

Mahathir: Suu Kyi has changed, we don’t support her

Prime minister says Suu Kyi has not done anything to stop the injustice to the Rohingya in Myanmar.