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  • How CEO Pay Incentives Could Pave the Way for Media Megadeals

    The prospect of 21st Century Fox acquiring Time Warner has Wall Street and Hollywood bracing for a wave of mergers and acquisitions to hit the media sector. Conventional wisdom holds that entertainment conglomerates must bulk up to counter the size of...
  • Defy Media Hires BBC America's Mark Gall as Head of Sales

    Digital studio Defy Media has hired Mark Gall, previously EVP of TV and digital ad sales for BBC America with two decades of experience in the biz, as chief revenue officer. At Defy, formed last year by the merger of Alloy Digital and Break Media, Gall...
  • Brian Grazer is Hustling to Keep Imagine Entertainment Relevant in Ever-Changing Hollywood

    It's odd to see Brian Grazer chillin'. But there he is -- the frenetic mega-producer -- lounging in his sprawling backyard in Santa Monica, Calif., overlooking the Riviera Country Club, munching on a breakfast of turkey bacon and eggs over easy, drinking...
  • Media Stocks Rise After Time Warner Rebuffs Murdoch Bid

    Wall Street boosted media stocks Wednesday in the wake of a disclosure that Rupert Murdoch-controlled 21st Century Fox made an $80 billion bid for Time Warner that was rebuffed. Time Warner shares rose as much as 17% in early trading before settling...
  • Media analyst makes case for 21st Century Fox-Time Warner deal

    Media analyst makes case for 21st Century Fox-Time Warner deal
    Could archenemies Fox News and CNN one day be brothers? Sounds crazy but a new report by media analyst Tony Wible of Janney Capital Markets suggests that a merger between media giants 21st Century Fox and Time Warner makes a lot of sense. "However...
  • Manage GenY employees? Here's what they want from you

    Brazen Careerist New college graduates are full of confidence and multitasking techniques, but their first roles in the workforce often leaves them feeling unfulfilled. The culprit? It might not be entry-level pay or the smallest cubicle, but a factor...
  • Margaret Loesch to Exit as Hub Network Chief

    Margaret Loesch will step down as prexy-CEO of Hub Network at year's end when her contract expires. The kidvid vet spearheaded the launch of the joint venture between Discovery Communications and toy maker Hasbro in October 2010. The cabler, formerly...
  • Sun Valley: Media Moguls and Tech Titans Mingle at Allen & Co. Conference

    The signs are simple, unadorned, set against a white backdrop. "Private function," they read. That's the way Allen & Co., the investment bank that sponsors the closely-watched annual media conference at Idaho ski resort Sun Valley, wants to keep it....
  • WWE Turns to Cable Vet Laureen Ong to Help Grow its Digital Network

    Laureen Ong, the former president of Travel Channel, has joined the board of directors of WWE. The appointment of the longtime cable vet comes as WWE is looking to grow subscriptions to its digital network, launched in February, that features access to...
  • Hasbro to Launch 'Transformers: Robots in Disguise' Show in Spring 2015 (EXCLUSIVE)

    "Transformers: Robots in Disguise" will be the name of Hasbro's new animated series starring its shape-shifting characters. The Hasbro Studios-produced series, which will bow on The Hub kids channel in spring 2015, will feature the voices of Darren Criss...
  • HBO leads Emmy nominations. Dish wants FCC to block Comcast deal.

    HBO leads Emmy nominations. Dish wants FCC to block Comcast deal.
    After the coffee. Before scrutinizing the Emmy nominations. The Skinny: I watched the first episode of FX's "The Strain." I won't give anything away but I will say you will never hear "Sweet Caroline" the same way again after watching it. Today's...