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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"...
  • Upfront advertising sales heat up; CBS nearing finish line

    Upfront advertising sales heat up; CBS nearing finish line
    The broadcast television advertising market is in full swing, with the top-rated CBS network once again leading the pack. By Friday afternoon, CBS was close to finishing its advance advertising sales for the 2013-14 television season, notching rate...
  • 'The Purge' trounces 'The Internship.' Cable show kicks off in D.C.

    'The Purge' trounces 'The Internship.' Cable show kicks off in D.C.
    After the coffee. Before heading into humid downtown D.C. for cable fun. The Skinny: Made the mistake of standing still in a backyard in suburban D.C. on Sunday afternoon, and the mosquitoes ate me up. Lesson learned. I'll be drenched in Off next time....
  • News Corp. shareholders approve company split

    News Corp. shareholders overwhelmingly approved measures to carve Rupert Murdoch's sprawling media empire into two separate publicly traded media companies. The corporate split is on track to occur June 28, Murdoch announced Tuesday morning during a 23-...
  • News Corp. says no settlement with U.S. Department of Justice

    News Corp. says no settlement with U.S. Department of Justice
    Representatives for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. say there is no truth to rumors that the media giant is poised to pay huge fines in order to settle allegations that it bribed foreign officials. News Corp. has been plagued by talk that it violated...
  • News Corp. shareholders approve of split into 2 companies

    News Corp. shareholders approve of split into 2 companies
    News Corp. has moved closer to its historic breakup that is expected to test whether investors share Chairman Rupert Murdoch's confidence that there is a solid future for newspapers. On Tuesday, shareholders approved measures that will allow Murdoch's...
  • News Corp. moves closer to split. WME takes aim at rival CAA.

    News Corp. moves closer to split. WME takes aim at rival CAA.
    After the coffee. Before the flight back to Los Angeles. The Skinny: It's been fun here in D.C. but it's time to head home. Hope my cats didn't leave me any welcome home gifts! Wednesday's roundup includes the latest on News Corp.'s plans to split...
  • DirecTV executive blasts broadcasters at congressional hearing

    DirecTV executive blasts broadcasters at congressional hearing
    WASHINGTON -- Consumers should get to choose which broadcast networks they want to pay to receive, a senior DirecTV executive told Congress on Wednesday. In testimony to a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on communications and technology,...
  • Rupert Murdoch's newspapers, free at last!

    Rupert Murdoch's newspapers, free at last!
    Octogenarian media mogul Rupert Murdoch began his rise to global power and riches when, at 21, he inherited his father’s newspaper business in Australia. Under his tough hide, Murdoch has had a soft spot in his heart for newspapers ever since, which...