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  • The M&A Wars Seem Tame Without Sumner Redstone's Raids

    MEMO TO SUMNER REDSTONE: Where are you when we need you, Sumner? You used to thrive in this sort of chaotic media environment, with takeover rumors rampant and harried bankers shuttling between meetings. But you've let Rupert Murdoch, your longtime...
  • Updated: 21st Century Fox Confirms It Bid for Time Warner, Says There Are Currently No Talks Under Way

    Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox confirmed a report that it made an offer to acquire Time Warner, but the media company said the offer was rejected and that there are no talks in progress. "21st Century Fox can confirm that we made a formal proposal...
  • Copyright Office Rejects Aereo's Effort to Qualify as a Cable Company

    The U.S. Copyright Office has denied Aereo's effort to obtain a statutory license to stream local broadcast station signals. After the Supreme Court ruled in favor of broadcasters last month, Aereo set out on a new legal strategy. The majority of the...
  • Why Xbox Was Always Going to Struggle Making Original Shows

    Xbox Entertainment Studios, we hardly knew ya. The decision by Microsoft to pull the plug on its in-house division to produce a slate of original shows for the Xbox platform on Thursday didn't come as much of a surprise as new CEO Satya Nadella wants the...
  • 'Transformers' wins weak Fourth of July. Moguls head to summer camp.

    'Transformers' wins weak Fourth of July. Moguls head to summer camp.
    After the coffee. Before wishing Ringo Starr happy birthday. The Skinny: I hope everyone had a good break. I used the past few days to watch a bunch of pilots in preparation for the TV press tour that kicks off this week. Now I need another vacation....
  • Sun Valley: Media Moguls and Tech Titans Mingle at Allen & Co. Conference

    The signs are simple, unadorned, set against a white backdrop. "Private function," they read. That's the way Allen & Co., the investment bank that sponsors the closely-watched annual media conference at Idaho ski resort Sun Valley, wants to keep it....
  • Sun Valley: Would a Google, Fox Deal for Time Warner Make Sense?

    If Google or 21st Century Fox is interested in buying Time Warner, it's news to Jeff Bewkes. "I know nothing about it," the media conglomerate's chairman and CEO told Variety at the Allen & Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on Wednesday when...
  • Sun Valley: Barry Diller Goes Biking, Murdoch Makes It a Family Affair

    Summer camp for billionaires is back in session as media and technology barons were out in force at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on Wednesday. UTA chairman Jim Berkus and IAC/InterActiveCorp chairman Barry Diller biked through the...
  • Sun Valley: Barry Diller Defends Tinder CEO, Talks Aereo's Future

    IAC/InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller expressed support for embattled Tinder Chief Executive Officer Sean Rad at the annual Allen & Co. media and technology conference on Thursday. Rad's leadership of the dating app is being scrutinized following a...
  • John Kerry Cancels Sun Valley Appearance

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will not attend the Allen & Co. media and technology conference in Sun Valley, Idaho on Friday, leaving the gathering of one-percenters without a headline attraction. "There's been a change in his travel plans," said...
  • Sun Valley: Diane von Fürstenberg Sports Google Glass, Brian Grazer Talks Creativity

    Diane von Fürstenberg hawked Google Glass, CBS chief Les Moonves said "The Good Wife" was "robbed" of an Emmy nomination and Disney head Bob Iger poked good-natured fun at the media's obsession with mergers and deal-making. It was just a typical day...