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  • Viacom buys Britain's Channel 5 Broadcasting for $760 million

    Viacom buys Britain's Channel 5 Broadcasting for $760 million
    Media company Viacom Inc. has significantly expanded its international footprint by buying television outlet Channel 5 Broadcasting in Britain. Viacom, which owns cable channels MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, on Thursday said it has agreed to...
  • Viacom 2Q Profit Rises Slightly As Film Unit Crimps TV Results

    A slight revenue increase at its TV operations helped Viacom improve profit in its second quarter, even as performance at its filmed-entertainment unit weighed on results. The New York owner of MTV, Paramount and Comedy Central said net earnings from...
  • Could Chelsea Handler Stick With E! After All?

    Chelsea Handler says she's leaving E! Her manager, Irving Azoff, says she's leaving E!, too. The only entity that hasn't confirmed her departure is, well, E! itself. That's a very telling absence in all the wind and speculation blowing around the...
  • Viacom to pay $760 million for British TV outlet

    Viacom to pay $760 million for British TV outlet
    Cable television giant Viacom Inc. is spending nearly $760 million to buy Britain's popular Channel 5 Broadcasting service. The acquisition, announced Thursday, catapults the New York media company into a rare league. It would become owner of a public...
  • Family of aspiring TV producer killed by deputies seeks $25 million

    The mother of an aspiring TV producer killed by sheriff’s deputies who mistakenly thought he was an armed suspect has filed a claim against Los Angeles County seeking $25 million. Lisa Ostergren, mother of 30-year-old John Winkler, filed the claim...
  • John Oliver goes for in-depth comedy with 'Last Week Tonight' on HBO

    John Oliver goes for in-depth comedy with 'Last Week Tonight' on HBO
    NEW YORK — John Oliver will have the crab cakes — but that's all, thanks. In a private dining room at HBO's plush headquarters overlooking Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, a waitress in a crisp black uniform asks the 37-year-old comedian if...
  • Hearst Hires Principato-Young's Corey Moss to Head Digital Studio Production

    Corey Moss, previously head of digital at Principato-Young Entertainment, has joined Hearst as SVP of production and development for Hearst Digital Studios. Moss, to remain based in Los Angeles, will be tasked with expanding Hearst Digital Studios'...
  • TWC's Dodgers channel dispute a case for a la carte pricing

    TWC's Dodgers channel dispute a case for a la carte pricing
    Time Warner Cable was patting itself on the back this week after saying it was willing to have a federal arbitrator step in to resolve its long-running dispute with other pay-TV companies over the cost of the new Dodgers channel. "We prefer to reach...
  • Inside the new iO,where Fey, Poehler got their start

    Inside the new iO,where Fey, Poehler got their start
    Thirty-two years ago Charna Halpern approached Del Close with an offer. He was already a renowned director in the world of comedy, and working at Second City. She had just launched the ImprovOlympic and wanted him to teach a class. "I heard about this...
  • 'South Park' All Past Seasons Moving to Hulu Under Exclusive Pact

    The "South Park" lads are heading on down to Hulu -- in a big way. The Hulu Plus subscription service will become the exclusive online-streaming home for all past seasons of the long-running Comedy Central show, following the season 18 premiere on the...
  • 'Apes' climbs high at box office. Fox plans TV-unit overhaul.

    'Apes' climbs high at box office. Fox plans TV-unit overhaul.
    After the coffee. Before getting over World Cup withdrawal. The Skinny: If the Justice Department wants to talk to me about the media landscape as it reviews the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal (see below) I am available -- if they will cover my airfare...