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  • 'Apes' still on top. 'Sex Tape' fails to arouse. James Garner R.I.P.

    After the coffee. Before being grateful I don't go to Comic-Con.  The Skinny: One of my happier childhood memories was watching "The Rockford Files" every Friday night with my father. We'd predict when Rockford would get beat up and when the...
  • Fox offer for Time Warner could bring out rival suitors

    Fox offer for Time Warner could bring out rival suitors
    Is there a white knight for Time Warner? Time Warner Inc. has made it clear that it does not want to sell itself to Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, rejecting the mogul's $80-billion offer. Still, analysts and industry insiders expect another bid from...
  • Digital Studio Formed by Discovery, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard Pacts with 14 YouTube Creators

    New Form Digital, the online studio joint venture of Discovery Communications, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and others, has cut its first production deals with 14 YouTube creators for short films. The studio is funding the films, each less than 10 minutes...
  • Sin City woos Hollywood! Rosie returning to 'The View'?

    After the coffee. Before making my Emmy nomination picks. The Skinny: So I started yesterday evening at a big industry party in a huge mansion above Beverly Hills and ended it eating at a taco truck on Olympic and La Brea. Only in L.A. kids, only in L....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Despite Headwinds, Disney Expects Volume Gains In Kids' Ad-Sales Market

    Disney thinks it has made a few steps forward in its effort to lure ad dollars to its kids' programs, despite a difficult market. The so-called "kids' upfront," the market in which Viacom's Nickelodeon, Time Warner's Cartoon Network and other youth-...
  • Discovery 2Q Profit Rises 26%, Boosted By International Networks

    Discovery Communications said weaker results at its U.S. TV networks were offset by robust activity from its international TV holdings, which helped the company notch a 26% increase in net income for the second quarter. The Silver Spring, Md., owner of...
  • 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...