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  • White House State Dinner Draws Hollywood-Heavy Invite List

    The guest list for the White House state dinner for French President Francois Hollande includes a greater-than-usual number of entertainment industry figures, many of whom have connections to France. The standout on the list is undoubtedly Stephen...
  • HLN Recasts Itself As Curator Of Trending Stories, Videos To Attract Social-Media Users

    HLN, known best, perhaps, for its gavel-to-gavel coverage of court cases with tabloid overtones, brought the hammer down on its current programming stance and said it would instead spend 2014 transforming itself into a TV network for viewers born...
  • Viacom Creates Unified Program Acquisitions Unit

    Viacom has created a single group to coordinate acquisition of domestic programming across its U.S. media networks, including BET, Centric, MTV, VH1, CMT, Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite. The new Program Acquisitions Group...
  • Nickelodeon Draws On Latin American Sibling for Shows

    Viacom's Latin American TV production operation is amping up its original content development for Nickelodeon in the U.S. and Nick offshoots across Latin America. Viacom Intl. Media Networks has set a production deal with Colombia's Ministry of Culture...
  • TV ratings: Grammys draw 28.5 million viewers

    TV ratings: Grammys draw 28.5 million viewers
    With big performances, a mass wedding and Pharrell Williams' giant hat getting much of the attention, the Grammy Awards drew their second-biggest audience in 21 years Sunday night. The 56th Grammy Awards took in an average of 28.5 million viewers to CBS...
  • European media firms gear up for Netflix invasion. RIP Tom Sherak.

    European media firms gear up for Netflix invasion. RIP Tom Sherak.
    After the coffee. Before figuring out who has my Super Bowl tickets. The Skinny: How funny would it have been if right before he delivered the State of the Union address, President Obama barked out, "Omaha! Omaha!" and the entire Cabinet got up and...
  • Viacom and Fox Seek Share of Court-Mandated Anti-Smoking Spots

    Viacom and Fox Broadcasting are seeking to be part of tobacco companies' court-mandated plans for anti-smoking ads, arguing that the rollout on the three traditional broadcast networks won't reach the intended audiences of young people and African-...
  • Viacom Unveils New Unit Devoted To Creating Content For Advertisers

    Viacom said it has formalized the creation of a new ad-sales unit devoted to creating special content for advertisers that can be seen on its cable networks, in digital venues, and, if it's good enough, in news stories and online posts. The new unit,...
  • Wall Street would cheer Time Warner Cable sale but media watchdogs worry

    Time Warner Cable might have its own cord cut. Two big cable operators — Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications — are interested in acquiring Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable operator, which boasts more than 1 million...
  • Nickelodeon shakeup continues; Paula Kaplan and Sal Maniaci out

    Nickelodeon shakeup continues; Paula Kaplan and Sal Maniaci out
    The management shake-up at Nickelodeon continued late Thursday, with the departures of two senior executives, Paula Kaplan and Sal Maniaci. Kaplan, who has served as executive vice president of current TV series, told her team Thursday that she would be...
  • Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment exiting Paramount Pictures

    Brad Pitt's film company, Plan B Entertainment, has signed a production deal with New Regency and RatPac Entertainment -- an arrangement that precipitates his company's departure from Paramount Pictures at the end of the year. The pact takes one of...