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  • NFL's Scores in Ratings Makes the TV Biz Willing to Follow the Game Plan

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - At the annual Television Critics Assn. press tour in July, CBS topper Leslie Moonves faced an auditorium full of reporters to discuss the Eye's most promising new program: eight weeks of "Thursday Night Football." Moonves...
  • News Corp's Robert Thomson asks European regulators to reconsider Google settlement

    News Corp's Robert Thomson asks European regulators to reconsider Google settlement
    (Reuters) - News Corp Chief Executive Robert Thomson has urged European regulators to reconsider their settlement with Google Inc over its search practices, calling the Internet company an "egregious" aggregator and a "platform of piracy." In a letter...
  • Jon Avnet and WIGS Partners Launch Digital Studio Backed by ITV, WPP

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The trio of filmmakers who launched digital studio WIGS -- "Black Swan" exec producer Jon Avnet together with his son Jake Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia -- have formed a new venture: Indigenous Media, backed by British broadcaster...
  • How Much Television Can the TV Biz -- and Viewers -- Handle?

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - As a new television season begins this month, even the most devoted couch potatoes may be overwhelmed by the deluge of new and returning series premieres that will unspool over the next year. And they're not the only ones....
  • NFL's Scores in Ratings Make the TV Biz Willing to Follow the Game Plan

    At the annual Television Critics Assn. press tour in July, CBS topper Leslie Moonves faced an auditorium full of reporters to discuss the Eye's most promising new program: eight weeks of "Thursday Night Football." Moonves was ebullient, calling "TNF"...
  • Murdoch's Empire-Building Plan is Clearly Family-Friendly

    Hollywood bestows a form of immortality on its marquee talent: Orson Welles' name will live as long as best-movie lists are assembled. And when sentient space visitors arrive, their first demand will likely be to meet Lucille Ball. For executives,...
  • News Corp. closes $416-million deal for romance publisher Harlequin

    News Corp. closes $416-million deal for romance publisher Harlequin
    Rupert Murdoch's publishing company, News Corp., has completed its $416-million purchase of Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar Corp. of Canada. Harlequin, the world-famous publisher of romance novels, will operate as a separate unit within HarperCollins...
  • More than 2.4 million ice bucket challenge videos raise $15.6 million

    Ice bucket challenge videos, the viral craze of 2014, have raised more than $15.6 million for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research and awareness since July 29. The ALS Association announced the new figure Monday, a massive jump from the $1.8 million...
  • Fox's Jim Gianopulos Leads Studio Through Uncertain Times

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Twentieth Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos doesn't have an easy job. It's hard enough to pick movies that connect with audiences. Today, studio chiefs like Gianopulos must navigate a rapidly shifting landscape where...
  • Twentieth Century Fox's Jim Gianopulos Leads Studio Through Rapidly Shifting Landscape, Uncertain Times

    Twentieth Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos doesn't have an easy job. It's hard enough to pick movies that connect with audiences. Today, studio chiefs like Gianopulos must navigate a rapidly shifting landscape where consumer demands, piracy...
  • StyleHaul Next Big MCN Sale? Amazon, Fox, Hearst Approach (Exclusive)

    StyleHaul could be the next hot multichannel network to get snapped up by a big media company. Over the past several weeks, the femme-focused style and beauty YouTube MCN has been approached about a potential acquisition by suitors including Amazon, 21st...