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  • Virtual Reality Poised for Mass Entertainment, but Can Hollywood Make It Happen?

    Legend has it that during the first manned balloon flight in 1783, someone remarked, "What good is it?" Benjamin Franklin, standing nearby, offered the famous riposte: "What good is a newborn baby?" Newborns are about unrealized potential; so are new...
  • '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...
  • NBC's Kentucky Derby coverage draws 15.3 million viewers

    NBC's Kentucky Derby coverage draws 15.3 million viewers
    NBC's broadcast of Saturday's 140th running of the Kentucky Derby -- which saw the 3-year-old chestnut California Chrome capture the crown -- drew 15.3 million television viewers. The TV audience was down nearly 6% compared with last year, when an...
  • China's Mature Dealmaking at Cannes Proves It's a Player on the World Stage

    Seeing Gong Li on the Croisette for Zhang Yimou's "Coming Home" was a reminder of the last time she trod the carpet at Cannes for a Zhang film -- in 1995 for "Shanghai Triad." And while that wasn't so long ago, it seems like eons considering the great...
  • 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...
  • Apple Pays for Lack of Vision With Beats Acquisition (Analysis)

    Money isn't everything. But Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, made official on Wednesday, proved that everybody thinks it is. The over-analysis of the reasoning behind Apple's offer, which began long before the acquisition was...
  • News Corp. Revenues Fall With Slower Ad Sales

    News Corp. said that its revenues in its most recent quarter fell 5% to $2.08 billion, reflecting foreign currency fluctuations and continued sluggish advertising revenues as its newspapers. The company said that its third-quarter net income fell to...
  • 21st Century Fox, Apollo Global Management Poised for Joint Venture

    21st Century Fox and private equity giant Apollo Global Management have entered into a preliminary agreement to form a joint venture that would bring together some of the biggest production companies in TV, including Fox-owned Shine Group and Apollo-owned...
  • 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...
  • BSkyB Confirms Talks with 21st Century Fox over European Pay TV Merger

    CANNES -- U.K. satcaster BSkyB has confirmed reports that it is looking to acquire 21st Century Fox's stakes in pay TV operators Sky Deutschland in Germany and Sky Italia in Italy. The company said in a statement Monday, "BSkyB believes at the right...
  • After Boffo 'Gomorra' Bow Sky Italia Tries Innovative Distribution Models

    ROME - Hot on the heels of its boffo ratings bow for TV skein "Gomorra" Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia paybox is experimenting with innovative distribution patterns in Italy where "Gomorra" is now likely to screen in Italo movie theatres this summer, while...