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HELIO CASTRONEVES, CONNIE CHUNG, ISABELI FONTANA, VIVICA FOX, ADRIENNE MALOOF, LEA SALONGA AND AMELIA VEGA TO JUDGE THE 2011 MISS UNIVERSE® PAGEANT ON SEPTEMBER 12TH LIVE FROM SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL AT 9 PM ET 

"CNBC SPECIAL REPORT: THE PRESIDENT'S JOBS PLAN" WILL AIR LIVE ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH  

TiVo's new box can record 4 shows at once
TiVo plans to start selling its Premiere Elite box by the end of 2011, allowing users to record as many as four programs at the same time and offering enough memory to store as many as 300 hours of HD shows. However, TiVo can't sell the $499 box until the Federal Communications Commission waives its mandate to include an analog tuner

Starz will part ways with Netflix following fee impasse: Starz has ended talks to renew a streaming deal with Netflix after reportedly demanding a tenfold increase in its licensing fee from the streaming service. Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter called the loss of Starz "devastating to Netflix."

Panasonic exec says industry will sell 3.5 million 3DTVs this year

Consumers watch more TV shows online
Ericsson ConsumerLab says 44% of television viewers it surveyed turn to online streaming of TV shows at least once a week, and 88% of viewers preferred to watch scheduled broadcast TV, down from 92% a year ago. The trend toward more Web viewing isn't sitting well with some broadcasters; Fox recently imposed an eight-day delay in free online streaming.

Bidding is heating up for online television service Hulu, with at least three companies -- Amazon, Yahoo! and DISH Network -- said to be formally in the running and speculation mounting that search giant Google has or will make a play for the company. Media reports suggest that Hulu will generate as much as $2 billion for a deal that includes exclusive content rights for two years.

Online-ad growth is propelled by surge in video, mobile spending
Barclays forecasts a 14.8% increase in spending on online advertising in 2011 despite a slowdown in overall ad spending. Search-related campaigns account for nearly half of all spending on online ads, which is forecast to hit $30 billion this year

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