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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...
  • 'True Detective' leads TCA Awards 2014 nominees

    'True Detective' leads TCA Awards 2014 nominees
    It's the sort of news that Rust Cohle might celebrate with an unhurried swig of Lone Star beer:  "True Detective" picked up four nominations for this years Television Critics Assn. Awards. The hit HBO anthology series was nominated for program of the...
  • 'Good Wife,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'True Detective' Lead TCA Award Nominees

    "The Good Wife," "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones" and "True Detective" are among the series landing multiple nominations in this year's Television Critics Assn. Awards derby. Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" joins that trio in the org's program of...
  • Critics' Choice TV nominees include 'The Good Wife,' 'Fargo'

    Critics' Choice TV nominees include 'The Good Wife,' 'Fargo'
    The Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. announced nominations for the 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards on Wednesday. "Fargo," "Masters of Sex," "The Good Wife," "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Normal Heart" were the most-nominated programs...
  • 'Fargo,' 'Masters of Sex,' 'Broad City,' 'Silicon Valley' Score as Critics' Choice TV Noms Embrace Newcomers

    FX's "Fargo," Showtime's "Masters of Sex," Comedy Central's "Broad City" and HBO's "Silicon Valley" are among the newbies gaining kudos traction after landing multiple nominations for the fourth annual Critics' Choice Television Awards. The broadcast...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Our America With Lisa Ling' on OWN

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Our America With Lisa Ling' on OWN
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 25 - 31, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Sixties Journalists, historians and...
  • Apple buys Beats Electronics, Hulu eyes 'Community'

    Apple buys Beats Electronics, Hulu eyes 'Community'
    After the coffee. Before figuring out how to make May last longer. The Skinny: I caught most of the Don Rickles roast/tribute on Spike on Wednesday night. It was pretty entertaining, although I'm not really sure what having newscaster Brian Williams...