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  • Jon Avnet and WIGS Partners Launch Digital Studio Backed by ITV, WPP

    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 ITV and global advertising...
  • How Much Television Can the TV Biz -- and Viewers -- Handle?

    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. Industry executives are quietly...
  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • Making Sense of Rupert Murdoch's Next Big Moves

    Coming off a year marked by splits, including his empire and marriage, can you blame Rupert Murdoch for making 2014 all about bringing companies together? That's the modus operandi at 21st Century Fox. Earlier this month, the conglom confirmed its intent...
  • Fox Business Enlists WSJ Economics Correspondent As Contributor

    Jon Hilsenrath, the chief economics correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, will join Fox Business Network as a contributor, the TV-news outlet said Thursday. Hilsenrath will continue his duties at the Journal, while making appearances on both Fox...
  • Analysis: Kevin Reilly's Exit Opens Door to Reshaping of Fox Network Biz

    When Kevin Reilly announced his intention to step down as Fox's entertainment chairman, the knee-jerk response from people across the biz, myself included, was "so who is it?" Usually, exec transitions at that level come when the network or studio...
  • Star Chinese Movies at 20: Movie Channel has Evolved With Asian Market

    Star Chinese Movies was launched in Taiwan in 1994 by regional pay-TV pioneer Satellite Television Asian Region (Star Television), which only a couple of years earlier had been bought by News Corp. from Hong Kong telecom giant PCCW. The choice of...
  • Fox and Apollo to create TV production giant.

    Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and private equity giant Apollo Global Management are in preliminary talks to create a global television production house that would manage big hits like "American Idol" and "Deal or No Deal." The deal would combine...
  • James Murdoch Raises Public Profile with 'X-Men' Screening, NYC Events

    It was a family affair as Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch hosted a glittering array of media and movie stars for a private screening of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" at New York City's Crosby Street Hotel on Wednesday. The 21st Century Fox event...
  • 'Spider-Man' casts $92-million web. Could Couric return to 'Today'?

    'Spider-Man' casts $92-million web. Could Couric return to 'Today'?
    After the coffee. Before wishing the Morning Fix a happy anniversary. The Skinny: It was five years ago Sunday that the Morning Fix was born. Here is what it looked like on Day 1. Pretty primitive. It is an exhausting job that couldn't be done...