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  • Kevin Reilly to Exit as Fox Entertainment Chairman in June

    After weeks of speculation about his future at the network, Kevin Reilly confirmed Thursday that he is stepping down as entertainment chairman next month. No successor was named, but there's been speculation that Fox Broadcasting COO Joe Earley will...
  • 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...
  • BSkyB Topper Sophie Turner Laing to Step Down

    LONDON -- Sophie Turner Laing, managing director, content, at Rupert Murdoch's U.K. satcaster BSkyB, is to step down later this year. Turner Laing has been at Sky for 11 years, during which time she has helped drive the creative and commercial...
  • Kevin Reilly exits Fox Broadcasting after tough season

    Kevin Reilly exits Fox Broadcasting after tough season
    The top entertainment executive at Fox Broadcasting has resigned in the wake of a bruising television season. The departure of Kevin Reilly as chairman of entertainment for Fox comes less than three weeks after he presented a new fall schedule to...
  • Stacey Snider's Looming Exit Underscores Time of Uncertainty at Dreamworks

    DreamWorks is in a precarious position. More than two months ago, CEO Stacey Snider informed partner Steven Spielberg -- and telegraphed to Hollywood -- that she would be leaving the company when her contract expires at year's end. Spielberg has...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rupert Murdoch Plans $14 Billion Deal to Merge European Pay TV Units

    Rupert Murdoch's TV empire is getting even bigger. Murdoch plans to merge his European satellite TV companies in a deal valued at almost $14 billion. According to a Bloomberg report, Murdoch looks to acquire Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland from 21st...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...