Netflix Faces Hurdles, Country by Country, in Bid to Expand in Europe

Already growing in Britain, the American digital video distributor will face entrenched local competitors on the Continent — not to mention Amazon.

Advertising: Political Procedurals Play Starring Role in Fall TV Season

Examples of the trend include “CSI: Cyber,” “Madam Secretary” and “Scorpion” on CBS; “Allegiance,” “Odyssey” and “State of Affairs” on NBC; and a potential series on TNT, “President X.”

F.C.C. Backs Opening Net Neutrality Rules for Debate

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to open for public debate new rules meant to guarantee an open Internet.

Prominent Hollywood Group Opposes F.C.C. Action on Net Neutrality

The open letter from the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors opposes the “dictatorial” manner of the agency in rewriting rules.

The Media Equation: Warnings Along F.C.C.’s Fast Lane

Time and again, when the government tries to insert itself between the Internet and its users, it gets clobbered. This could end up the same way.

Apple’s Pursuit of Beats May Foretell a Shift

Apple, which has been hesitant to enter the streaming market, could finally be taking the plunge.

Sunday Routine: D.J. Whoo Kid: A Social Media Butterfly

The host of the Sirius XM satellite radio program “The Whoolywood Shuffle” spends Sundays on social media, and eats Frosted Flakes at night.

TV Sports: NBC’s Olympic TV Deal Accounts for Advances in Technology

If an amazing technology, with enormous profit potential, breaks through in 2028, the International Olympic Committee would not reopen talks to seek additional money from NBC.

Moviefone Will Add Broadcast and On-Demand TV Information

Type in any title, and broadcast times and on-demand viewing options will pop up, allowing viewers to turn on a television at the appointed time or click a button and watch immediately.

As Netflix Resists, Most Firms Just Try to Befriend Comcast

Most companies have not publicly spoken out against the proposed Comcast merger, partly to avoid antagonizing a company with which they do business.

Yahoo to Offer TV-Style Comedy Series on the Web

The move plunges Yahoo directly into the world of original programming, joining the likes of Amazon, Netflix and others to challenge traditional TV producers for viewers’ attention.

The Media Equation: New Challenges Chip Away at Cable’s Pillar of Profit

A future where consumers will be able to assemble an à la carte menu of entertainment suddenly seems much closer.

Maryland Reaches Deal on ‘House of Cards’

An agreement will keep filming of the series in the state.

Common Sense: Amazon’s Shrinking Profit Sets Off a Seismic Shock to Its Shares

For a second quarter in a row, the Internet retailer’s stock fell sharply after its earnings report, suggesting that investors may be growing wary.

Lobbying Efforts Intensify After F.C.C. Tries 3rd Time on Net Neutrality

The sparring will be closely watched by every company that depends, even peripherally, on the Internet — which is to say, just about every company.

F.C.C., in a Shift, Backs Fast Lanes for Web Traffic

Planned new rules would allow an Internet provider to negotiate separately with content companies like Disney or Google and charge for priority service.

Justices Skeptical of Aereo’s Business

Television broadcasters are challenging Aereo, an Internet start-up that uses arrays of small antennas to stream over-the-air signals to subscribers.

Comcast Reports Strong Earnings as Cable TV Subscribers Hold Steady

The cable operator’s quarterly report could bolster its fight to acquire Time Warner Cable.

Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a Voice

Companies across the globe have long tried to attract viewers to live Internet broadcasts, with X-rated sites the only real success stories. China appears to have cracked the code.

Netflix Says It Opposes Comcast’s Merger Bid

It was the clearest statement on the merger from Netflix, nearly two months after it agreed to pay Comcast for a more direct connection to the cable operator’s Internet backbone.