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Disney, NBC latest to block shows from Google TV

Three of the biggest U.S. television broadcasters have blocked their shows from Google Inc.’s new Web TV service, throwing a wrench into the company’s plans to expand from computers to the living room.

Spokespeople from Walt Disney Co. and NBC Universal confirmed Thursday that they blocked access to its broadcast TV shows from Google TV. Disney owns network and cable TV businesses ABC and ESPN. Get the full story »

‘Toy Story,’ ESPN lift Disney earnings 40%

Walt Disney Co.’s  fiscal third-quarter earnings jumped 40 percent on deferred revenue at ESPN and hit movies including  “Toy Story 3,” as the media giant and theme-park operator’s results beat analysts’ views.

Shares climbed 1.5 percent  after-hours, to $35.75. The stock had risen 9.4 percent this year through the close, better than the broader market. Get the full story »

Hulu launches preview of $9.99 subscription

Popular online video service Hulu on Tuesday will announce the launch a preview of an ad-supported subscription service that will offer top broadcast shows in high definition to be viewed from a plethora of devices, including Internet-connected TVs, set-top boxes and game consoles, as well as portable devices such as Apple’s iPad and iPhone.