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  • Pankaj Mishra: Scots aren't the only angry ones wanting independence

    Pankaj Mishra: Scots aren't the only angry ones wanting independence
    This week's referendum in Scotland could result in the U.K. losing almost one-third of its land mass, and 8 percent of its population, and, very likely, its present prime minister. In a summer rich with shocks, the breakup of a United Nations Security...
  • Fox's BSkyB Gets Greenlight from European Union to Create Pay TV Giant

    LONDON -- U.K. satcaster BSkyB has cleared the first of the hurdles as it seeks to create a pan-European pay TV giant. On Thursday, the company said it had received unconditional clearance from the European Commission, the executive arm of the...
  • Cannes Winner Timothy Spall Joins Haunted House Drama 'Enfield Haunting'

    LONDON -- Timothy Spall, who won the best actor prize at Cannes for Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," has joined the cast of haunted house TV drama "The Enfield Haunting." U.K. satcaster BSkyB has commissioned the three-part dramatization of real events that...
  • Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes: Fox Deal Just Didn't Make Sense

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes said the company carefully evaluated the $80 billion bid from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox before concluding that "we just didn't think it made sense" given Time Warner's...
  • Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes rules out HBO spin-off

    Some on Wall Street have been urging Time Warner to spin off its crown jewel -- HBO -- into a separate company. But Jeff Bewkes, chief executive of Time Warner, said he had no intention of hiving off HBO. "We are not going to do that," Bewkes said...
  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • Rupert Murdoch says Scotland is alive with debate ahead of independence vote

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch visited Scotland on Saturday, praising the country of 5 million people for being alive with debate ahead of a independence vote that could break apart the United Kingdom. Murdoch, whose global media...
  • Is Rupert Murdoch About to Come Out in Support of an Independent Scotland?

    LONDON -- Speculation in the U.K. is mounting that Rupert Murdoch will come out in support of Scottish independence, ahead of the Sept. 18 referendum on the subject. In a series of tweets Murdoch, who is the grandson of a Scot, has expressed his pleasure...
  • Warner Bros. CEO Confirms Layoffs in Memo to Staff

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Warner Bros. Entertainment chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara has told Warner Bros. employees that layoffs are coming at every level across the studio. The cuts are coming in the wake of a failed bid by Rupert Murdoch's News...
  • A&E to take a stake in Vice Media at $2.5 billion valuation

    (Reuters) - A&E Networks is close to taking a 10 percent stake in Vice Media that would value the company at $2.5 billion, a Vice Media spokesman confirmed on Friday. A&E, which is jointly owned by Walt Disney Co and media group Hearst Corp, is investing...