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  • Pharrell, Minaj lead BET award winners; Lionel Richie honored

    Pharrell, Minaj lead BET award winners; Lionel Richie honored
    R&B star Pharrell, rapper Nicki Minaj and newcomer August Alsina led the winners at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards on Sunday, which also honored veteran soul singer Lionel Richie. Pharrell kicked off the show with "Come Get It Bae"...
  • Aereo loses in Supreme Court; Sumner Redstone's female problems

    Aereo loses in Supreme Court; Sumner Redstone's female problems
    After the coffee. Before going into Aereo withdrawal. The Skinny: I watched the first episode of HBO's "The Leftovers." I'm intrigued but need to see one or two more episodes to determine whether I'll get hooked. Thursday's roundup includes all the...
  • Comedy Central Ups Jim Sharp to Exec VP, Original Programming and Development

    Comedy Central has promoted veteran network exec Jim Sharp to West coast exec VP original programming and development. The former senior VP will report to content development and original programming prexy Kent Alterman and continue to oversee...
  • 'Transformers': The Anatomy of a Cross-Platform Money Maker

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" barrels into multiplexes June 27, hell-bent on global domination. With a pricetag north of $210 million after rebates, it's one of the summer's most expensive titles. But the action franchise is a cash cow for Paramount...
  • AT&T and DirecTV defend deal on Capitol Hill

    The top executives of AT&T and DirecTV spent Tuesday on Capitol Hill making the case for their proposed $48.5-billion deal that will combine the telecommunications giant with the satellite broadcaster to create a video and broadband behemoth. In...
  • Federal Judge Refuses to Toss Cablevision's Antitrust Suit Against Viacom Dealmaking

    A federal judge is refusing to dismiss Cablevision's antitrust case challenging Viacom's insistence that it carry 14 lesser-watched channels as a condition of getting carriage of MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and BET. U.S. District Judge Laura...
  • Univision Pacts with Twitter for 2014 World Cup Sponsored Video Tweets

    Univision Communications announced a deal with Twitter for the first sponsored video-tweet campaign tied to the World Cup. The programmer said it has signed McDonald's and State Farm as initial sponsors for the Twitter Amplify program. During the...
  • Who's In and Who's Out in the Digital Gold Rush

    The frenzy of dealmaking between traditional media congloms and digital upstarts is continuing into summer. In the latest moves, Time Warner is in talks to acquire 50% of hipster media outfit Vice Media for $1 billion, while Viacom bought a stake in...
  • Radio ratings mess! DreamWorks Animation gets 'Felix the Cat.'

    Radio ratings mess! DreamWorks Animation gets 'Felix the Cat.'
    After the coffee. Before trying to get my cat into show biz. The Skinny: I admit I was surprised and initially less than thrilled with the ending of "Fargo" (no spoilers, don't worry). But now that I have slept on it, I am at peace with the creative...
  • Regal Offers 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Super Ticket, Includes Two Digital Downloads

    Paramount's "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is the latest to get the super ticket treatment, thanks to Regal Entertainment. The theater exhibitor is offering moviegoers the option to pay $15 (in addition to the price of admission) to get a super ticket...
  • Univision owners preparing exit plan

    Univision Communications' owners are looking for an exit. Seven years ago, Los Angeles billionaire Haim Saban and four private equity firms spent $13.7 billion to acquire Univision, the nation's dominant Spanish-language media company. They figured they...