With 14 Emmy nominations and growing buzz for latest series “Orange is the New Black,” Netflix is upping its original game. Still no plans for live TV, but the streaming service said it will expand to include original feature docs and stand-up comedy specials. More on Netflix’s originals strategy and its financials, revealed in a video chat Tues instead of a 2Q earnings call.

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Al Jazeera America on Mon announced that it is backing out of TCA’s Summer Tour presentation on Wed, citing the news of its sr executive hires.
 
After approving its 15th video competition report on Fri, the FCC made it public on Mon.
 
ESPN is beefing up its arms as Fox readies the launch of its new sports net next month. For instance, statistician Nate Silver and his FiveThirtyEight.com, currently hosted on the New York Times website, will join ESPN later this year.

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