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TW Cable adds live local TV on apps in LA, San Diego in 'TV Everywhere' push

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Time Warner Cable Inc. said Friday that it has made live local TV station signals available on its TWC TV app in Los Angeles and San Diego, taking one further step toward fulfilling the industry's promise of making TV programming available on multiple devices. The signals only work for TV subscribers who are also Time Warner Cable Internet customers and are on their home Wi-Fi network. They must live in an area that runs from Ventura on the coast to San Bernardino inland and south through San Diego.

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We plan to file the following videos: -- TOP WORLD NEWS -- + MANDELA Coming up: PRETORIA: The open coffin of Nelson Mandela lies in state in the Union Buildings. Rolling news coverage. RAW. TBA Attention live, we are offering a live of this event. Please see separate live advisory for details. JOHANNESBURG: Front pages of South Africa's newspapers. RAW. 1030 GMT CAPE TOWN: An image of Nelson Mandela is projected across Table Mountain. RAW. 1200 GMT

Dish, smaller carriers plan bids for H block spectrum auction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp will compete against smaller wireless carriers and individual investors in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction of spectrum scheduled for January, the agency revealed on Wednesday. On January 22, the FCC will auction off the so-called H Block frequencies in the first opportunity that the FCC has had for companies to acquire new spectrum since 2008.

EU lays down data protection steps for US

The EU on Wednesday laid down steps Washington must take to restore trust after a huge spying scandal, including giving EU citizens the right to US legal redress to protect personal data. "Massive spying on our citizens, companies and leaders is unacceptable," EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said, adding there was "now a window of opportunity to rebuild trust which we expect our American partners to use."

Sirius XM posts first full-year of net profit despite 33% drop in Q4 earnings

TORONTO - Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR), parent of satellite radio provider Sirius XM Canada Inc., has posted its first full-year net profit despite a 33 per cent drop in fourth-quarter earnings. Toronto-based Sirius says net income in the quarter ended Aug. 31 slumped to $4.1 million from $6.1 million in the same 2012 period even as revenue grew 11.2 per cent to $75.7 million from $68.1 million. But for the full year, the company report net profit of $12.2 million, or 10 cents per share, reversing a net loss of $4.2 million, or three cents per share, in 2012.

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We will file the following videos: -- TOP WORLD NEWS -- + PHILIPPINES TYPHOON Coming up: TACLOBAN, PHILIPPINES: Eight people including children are found dead in a church near Tacloban airport, an area where most buildings and houses have been destroyed by super typhoon Haiyan. RAW. 1100 GMT (Images of aftermath) / TBA Filed over past 12 hours:

Anger, gloom as French journalists mourn slain colleagues

Black tape runs across a red Radio France Internationale logo, a sign of mourning at its Paris headquarters, where visibly distraught journalists battle to come to terms with the murder of two colleagues in Mali. Some reporters appeared on the verge of tears as they entered the RFI foyer, where portraits of two journalists abducted and slain in northern Mali on Saturday are pasted on its glass-fronted entrance. "We cannot believe that their chairs will be empty," said a deeply moved Nicolas Champeaux, who works on RFI's Africa desk.

Twitter hires NBC News executive Schiller as head of news

(Reuters) - Twitter hired NBC News digital executive Vivian Schiller as the head of news after months of speculation since the social media platform posted a job listing for the position last spring. "Excited to join @Twitter as Head of News in January. Leaving @NBCNews at year's end. Grateful to my beloved colleagues for 2+ great years," Schiller tweeted on Thursday.

Shutdown helps cable news networks, and gives new experience to reporters

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The federal government shutdown damaged the reputations of Washington politicians but proved good business for the cable television news networks — and taught some reporters new benefits of virtually instant communications. CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC saw their viewership increase during the 16-day partial shutdown, peaking at more than five million Wednesday evening when Congress passed a compromise bill to put the government back online.

BBC's commercial arm eyes expansion to match global rivals

By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Reuters) - BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of Britain's public broadcaster, unveiled a three-pronged plan on Friday to expand globally by boosting spending on TV content, strengthening its online site, and launching three new channel brands.
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