Thanks to Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, and competition among international players, the five biggest studios are seeing a surge in licensing fees — including coin earlier in a show's run — but questions…
Al Jazeera may have only one option to gain a strong foothold in the U.S.: Drop its license fees down to nothing.
Hulu has reached an agreement with News Corp. to keep TV programming from Fox Broadcasting Co. on the streaming service, according to sources.
CBS and Warner Bros. TV are close to sealing a $260 million-plus three-season renewal pact for "The Big Bang Theory."
Japan's giant pubcaster NHK is getting serious about forcing scofflaws to pay TV license fees.
A BBC funded by voluntary subscription, rather than the present license fee, would allow the corp. to operate as an international entertainment studio competing head-on with Hollywood, according to a…