BBC chief receives death threats after axing Clarkson of 'Top Gear'

Mar 29, 2015

BBC chief receives death threats after axing Clarkson of 'Top Gear'

British police were on Sunday investigating death threats against BBC Director General Tony Hall following his decision to drop “Top Gear” presenter Jeremy Clarkson. Scotland Yard police headquarters confirmed it was examining allegations made on Wednesday, when Hall confirmed Clarkson’s contract would not be ...

Hit British show 'Downton Abbey' to end after six series

Mar 27, 2015

Hit British show 'Downton Abbey' to end after six series

The sixth season of British television series “Downton Abbey” will be its last, producers said Thursday, bringing an end to the hit drama followed by millions around the world. “Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and ‘Downton’ is no exception,” ...

'The X-Files' to return after 13-year 'commercial break'

Mar 25, 2015

'The X-Files' to return after 13-year 'commercial break'

Cult sci-fi TV show “The X-Files” is returning for six new episodes, 13 years after David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson’s last outing as agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series — which ran for nine seasons, or over 200 ...

NHK beats commercial TV stations to simulcast punch

| Mar 23, 2015

NHK beats commercial TV stations to simulcast punch

by Atsushi Kodera

NHK’s announcement earlier this month that it will start trial simultaneous broadcasts of its programming on the Internet signaled a new era in TV broadcasting. Commercial broadcasters, which have yet to offer such services and are thus intimidated by the giant public broadcaster’s move, ...

Mar 11, 2015

Mugging of reporter is caught on camera in South Africa

Two men, one armed with a gun, were caught on camera late Tuesday mugging a South African journalist as he prepared for a live television report on Zambian President Edgar Lungu’s hospital treatment. The video, which was posted on the Internet, shows the men ...

Leonardo DiCaprio partners with Netflix for documentary projects

Mar 5, 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio partners with Netflix for documentary projects

Becoming the latest high-profile name to partner with Netflix Inc., Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and his production company, Appian Way, will produce a documentary and a series that will premiere exclusively on the digital streaming service, the company said on Wednesday. DiCaprio, who worked with ...

Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science fiction

Feb 28, 2015

Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science fiction

Leonard Nimoy didn’t just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction world, he also left his mark on science itself. Seth Shostak, who researches the possibility of extraterrestrial life as the senior astronomer at SETI Research, recalled that Nimoy was regularly willing to lend ...

'Star Trek' Spock actor Nimoy dies at age 83

Feb 28, 2015

'Star Trek' Spock actor Nimoy dies at age 83

Leonard Nimoy, who won fame with his portrayal of the logic-bound, half-alien Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series and movies, died on Friday at 83. Nimoy, who had battled chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), died at his home in Los Angeles’ Bel ...

New cable show offers sex in a box as therapy

Feb 27, 2015

New cable show offers sex in a box as therapy

A relationship therapy TV show that premieres Friday gives most participating couples the same prescription: Go into a modular, windowless room onstage and have sex while the studio audience waits until they’re done. Not surprisingly, “Sex Box” has attracted some negative attention. The Parents ...