Time Warner racks up $853,000 lobbying tab in 1Q; Vudu offers digital movie card for Battle: Los Angeles

More news from Fierce:

> Time Warner, the owner of the HBO premium pay-TV channel and Warner Bros. movie studio, spent $853,000 in the first quarter lobbying the federal government on issues such as online piracy and marketing to children, according to a disclosure report. Article

> Consumers in China will, for the first time, have access to Warner Bros. movies on demand starting the summer, after the Time Warner subsidiary agreed to a deal with China's You On Demand Holdings. Article

> Video-on-demand service Vudu, which is owned by Walmart, this week is making Battle: Los Angeles available online via a digital movie card being sold at the retailer. Article

> D-Link, this week, unveiled MainStage for Intel Wireless Display, a palm-sized device that lets consumers wirelessly stream content from their laptop to an HDTV in 1080p and supports 5.1 surround sound. Article

And finally... A Maryland man fired a gun to get help removing a fishhook from his buttocks. Article

Suggested Articles

YouTube TV’s price hike gives cable operators breathing room to run the next big TV race, which will be fought and won on the TV UX battleground.

Charter Communications said it will add five “Latino targeted TV networks” to its Spectrum TV lineup.

Among pay TV subscribers and broadband-only subscribers, YouTube and Netflix were among the favorite services featured in makeshift video bundles.