Window air-conditioning units on display at Lowe’s in Fresno, California. Only now is the US waking up to the environmental cost of such massive energy consumption – and to the chilling prospect that the rest of the world may follow its example. Photograph: Diana Baldrica/Fresno Bee/MCT via Getty Images

It was a sun-drenched afternoon, with another autumnal heatwave cooking the concrete of Los Angeles, but Joanne Pilecki hugged her green fleece close (...)

The cast and crew of ‘Game of Thrones’ pose with their awards including Outstanding Drama Series. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA. 3:02

HBO shows Game of Thrones and Veep won the top prizes at the Emmy Awards for the first time on Sunday, bringing a breath of fresh air to television(...)

Viacom offices in New York. Big changes in viewing habits are fuelling investor concerns as a generation of younger viewers spends less time in front of a television in favour of digital alternatives. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Viacom shares fell as much as 20 per cent on another dark day for US media companies as the owner of Comedy Central, MTV and Paramount Pictures hit ea(...)

Netflix online advertisements for its original series ‘Bloodline’ included a takeover of the RTÉ Ten home page.

Netflix is one of those things, like Twitter, Spotify or craft beer, that if you don’t indulge in you may grow sick of hearing other people mention. W(...)

Clara (Jenna Coleman) from the forthcoming series of the BBC’s sci-fi export ‘Doctor Who’, which has been growing its audience in North America. Photograph: BBC

The BBC has got a big new show coming up called The Hunt, which “celebrates nature’s cleverest and most determined predators and their elusive prey”. (...)

The Dermot Bannon-fronted home design programme ‘Room to Improve’, made for RTÉ by Coco Television, has been sold to Foxtel Australia. Photograph: Eric Luke

TV chef Catherine Fulvio is destined for eastern Europe, architect Dermot Bannon is headed for Australia and the Design Doctors have been picked up i(...)

Niall Gaffney, Phillipa Dunne, Amy Stephenson, Rory Connelly and Shane Langan in ‘The Walshes’. Photograph: Allan Staley

It’s only the recent past, but television in Ireland was a different proposition in 2007. Netflix was something to which people in metropolitan Americ(...)

Jon Hamm as Don Draper in ‘Mad Men’: latterly the character seemed more comfortable with the idea of starting over again. Photograph: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

Will Peggy get the promotion that is her rightful due? Will Bobby ever stop being an idiot? AMC’s Mad Men is poised to bow out, and one of the questio(...)

 If you’ve (somehow) missed out on all those OITNB premiere parties, now is the time to get queuing

In the olden days, you had to leave your seat every three hours to change the DVD. Now, only the demands of bladder and nutrition need force you up(...)

Aaron Paul, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Bryan Cranston, winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, pose with their awards for Breaking Bad during the  66th Primetime Emmy Awards in California yesterday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 2:04

For all the talk about newcomers raising the game of television, the industry yesterday chose to bestow its top Emmys on the long-running shows Bre(...)