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  • HBO to Lay Off Over 150 Employees This Week (EXCLUSIVE)

    Layoff fever is spreading at Time Warner. Weeks after the conglom went public with job cuts at its Warner Bros. and Turner Broadcasting divisions, the HBO unit is expected to trim its own staff as well, according to sources. Approximately 7% of its 2,400...
  • Time Warner layoffs continue; HBO to cut 150

    Time Warner layoffs continue; HBO to cut 150
    Premium channel HBO this week plans to lay off approximately 150 people, which is nearly 7% of the Time Warner Inc. unit's workforce. The cuts are part of a Time Warner initiative to reduce its headcount companywide in order to bolster its bottom line...
  • Toby Byrne Named Ad-Sales Chief For Entire Fox Networks Group

    Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox company is assigning a single executive to oversee all of the ad sales related to its broad array of television properties, the latest signal that marketers want fewer barriers between broadcast and cable advertising...
  • Fox elevates Toby Byrne to lead TV advertising sales

    Fox elevates Toby Byrne to lead TV advertising sales
    Fox Networks is consolidating advertising sales for its broadcast network and cable entertainment channels into a single group.  Toby Byrne, who has been in charge of ad sales for the Fox broadcast network and Fox Sports since 2010, will lead the new...
  • BSkyB Partners with Whistle Sports in Push to Capture Young Audiences

    LONDON -- European pay TV operator BSkyB, in which Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has a 39% stake, has invested $7 million in Whistle Sports, one of the world's largest sport-focused cross-platform networks. The two companies will work together to...
  • Wall Street talks, companies respond -- by axing thousands of jobs

    Wall Street talks, companies respond -- by axing thousands of jobs
    Today's Times business page has a grim cast to it, related to reports of thousands of layoffs provoked not by a bad business climate but by Wall Street investors dissatisfied with their income.  If you're looking for a mockery of the image of wealthy...
  • As Midterms Approach, Showbiz Figures Try to Focus Voters on Gun Laws

    While entertainment figures like Martin Sheen and Barbra Streisand have lent their names to support to midterm campaigns, there also has been a showbiz focus on specific issues, like gun violence. The latest are two spots directed by Mark Pellington,...
  • 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...
  • Former WSJ exec to head Tribune sales efforts

    Former WSJ exec to head Tribune sales efforts
    Tribune Publishing has named veteran media sales executive Michael Rooney to the newly created position of chief revenue officer, the company announced Monday. Rooney, who most recently served as chief revenue officer for The Wall Street Journal, will...
  • Time Warner's third-quarter earnings beat analysts' estimates

    Time Warner's third-quarter earnings beat analysts' estimates
    Time Warner beat Wall Street estimates of its third-quarter earnings, providing support for the company's strategy to remain independent by fending off Rupert Murdoch's advances last summer. Despite a weaker performance for Warner Bros. at the box...
  • 21st Century Fox shares rise on earnings beat

    21st Century Fox shares rise on earnings beat
    Shares of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc. rose more than 4.5% on Wednesday after the company reported earnings that beat Wall Street's expectations.  Profit for the quarter that ended Sept. 30 came in at 39 cents a share on an adjusted basis,...