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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kevin Hunt: What Is $1.50 'Broadcast TV Fee' On Cable Bill? (It's Worth Billions)

    Kevin Hunt: What Is $1.50 'Broadcast TV Fee' On Cable Bill? (It's Worth Billions)
    Q: "My latest Comcast bill includes a new fee, the Broadcast TV Fee, for $1.50. The explanation is the 'fee recovers a portion of the cost of retransmitting television broadcast signals.' Isn't that basically what cable TV does? Why a separate fee? A...
  • Should Aereo win, next move for broadcasters could be at FCC

    Should Aereo win, next move for broadcasters could be at FCC
    The Supreme Court is expected to rule later this week or next week on whether Aereo -- the start-up service that streams local TV signals on the Internet via remote antennas -- is legal or violates copyright law. Launched in 2012 with backing from media...
  • Aereo, broadcasters await Supreme Court ruling

    Aereo, broadcasters await Supreme Court ruling
    Chet Kanojia is waiting for the Supreme Court to tell him whether he has a business or needs to have a going-out-of-business sale. Kanojia is the founder and chief executive of Aereo, a start-up company that records and streams the signals of local...
  • Religious tide turns against 'Noah'

    Whenever Hollywood makes a movie from a well-loved story or saga — Batman, Tolkien, "50 Shades of Grey" — there's usually a period of ... well ... let's call it adjustment, along with a "spirited" give-and-take among fans over such things as...
  • Killer Films Merges with Glass Elevator Media to Form Killer Content

    Killer Films, the indie banner headed by Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler, has merged with the upstart IP incubator Glass Elevator Media to form Killer Content. Adrienne Becker, founder and CEO of Glass Elevator, will serve as CEO of Killer Content....
  • John Malone's Liberty Global Almost Invested in Aereo

    It remains to be seen whether cable operators will try to mimic Aereo if its approach to delivering broadcast TV -- without paying for it -- passes muster at the Supreme Court. But at least one major MSO was interested enough in Aereo that it tried to...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'We're the Millers'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'We're the Millers'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 4 - 10, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES The Real History of Science Fiction A new...