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  • 'The Simpsons' Eyed for Billion-Dollar Cable Syndication Sale

    "The Simpsons" may be headed to cable for the first time, as Twentieth Century Fox TV's syndie arm plans to shop the toon's vast library to cable nets in the near future. A source confirmed to Variety that 20th TV is eyeing cable syndication deals that...
  • Twittervision: How Video Will Change Twitter-And Maybe Entertainment Itself

    Reports this week of TV commercials finding a place on Facebook may seem like a gamechanger for social media, but Twitter has already made serious inroads on this front. What might not be as apparent to anyone but the most diehard users at this point...
  • Twittervision: How Video + Social Media Will Change Twitter (and Entertainment)

    Reports this week of TV commercials finding a place on Facebook may seem like a gamechanger for social media, but Twitter has already made serious inroads on this front. What might not be as apparent to anyone but the most diehard users at this point...
  • Tom Rothman teams with Sony Pictures to create TriStar Productions

    Tom Rothman teams with Sony Pictures to create TriStar Productions
    Former 20th Century Fox executive Tom Rothman and Sony Pictures Entertainment are launching a new joint venture to bring back TriStar, the company said Thursday.  The new venture, called TriStar Productions, will develop, finance and produce films and...
  • Tom Rothman Talks Plans for 'Hits' at TriStar Prods., TV Expansion

    What's Tom Rothman looking for in his new deal with Sony? "Hits!" "I've always made money for my bosses and shareholders and I sure in heck intend to now," Rothman said via phone on Thursday, several hours after Sony announced a partnership with the exec...
  • Miramax, Weinstein Co. Talk Potential Merger (Exclusive)

    Settling in for lunch about two weeks ago in Saint-Tropez, Harvey Weinstein sat across from the former rival who took away his prized Miramax just three years before. Weinstein and Tom Barrack, the head of Colony Capital who outbid Weinstein to buy...
  • Broadcast TV's Upfront Glory Days May Be Gone

    When Randy Falco worked at NBC, one of his jobs was to supervise the "upfront,"that annual summer ad-sales session during which the major TV networks try sell the bulk of their ad time for their fall and winter shows. In 2003, with NBC securing around...
  • Amazon Chief To Buy Washington Post, Ending Decades of Family Ownership

    In a deal once believed unthinkable, the family-controlled Washington Post Co. has decided to sell its flagship broadsheet and other print publications to Amazon chief Jeffrey P. Bezos for $250 million. The deal puts one of America's most storied...
  • Streamlined 21st Century Fox posts higher revenue and profit

    Streamlined 21st Century Fox posts higher revenue and profit
    Unshackled from its publishing properties, Rupert Murdoch's pared-down entertainment company, 21st Century Fox, generated higher fiscal fourth-quarter profit and revenue. Murdoch's former News Corp. empire divided on June 28 into two separately traded...
  • 21st Century Fox Touts Cable Assets in First Earnings Call Since Split

    21st Century Fox COO Chase Carey touted the growth in the company's new sports businesses as "the most significant event" from the past year in the company's first earnings call since splitting from News Corp. in June. The company, which announced...
  • Fox's Chase Carey calls a la carte programming 'a fantasy'

    21st Century Fox Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey underscored the value of sports programming and downplayed calls to end the bundling of television channels. During Fox's Investor Day presentations Thursday, Carey splashed cold water on calls for...