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  • TV Creators Warn FCC: Don't Let Internet Become 'Like Cable Television'

    As the FCC prepares new rules of the road for the Internet, more than 240 TV showrunners and creators have signed on to a Writers Guild of America West letter urging the commission to avoid regulations that would allow content companies to pay for...
  • Amazon Staggers Rollout of First 3 Original Kids' Shows: 'Tumble Leaf,' 'Creative Galaxy' and 'Annedroids'

    Amazon will launch its first three original TV shows for children this summer but will offer just the first six episodes of each, with additional installments slated to debut later in 2014. The Amazon Studios kids' originals are two preschool-targeted...
  • Offbeat Bill Murray Comedy 'Rock the Kasbah' Seeks Love From Cannes

    Is the world ready for a comedy about Kabul? Will audiences empathize with a broke Bill Murray bar-hopping amid the wartime chaos of Afghanistan? Certainly "Rock the Kasbah," being shopped at Cannes this week (it starts shooting June 2), contrasts...
  • 'Transformers' to Smash Box Office Record in China, Viacom Chief Predicts

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will take China by storm, Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman predicted Thursday at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit. "It's going to be huge and will probably set a box office record in China," the...
  • Viacom and Joyful Heart Foundation Partner For 'No More' Domestic Violence PSAs

    Viacom has partnered with Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation for a new series of PSAs aimed to raise awareness for the NO MORE movement to end domestic violence and sexual assault. The "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" actress directed the...
  • 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...
  • Old TV Series Seeing Revivals in Comicbook Form

    Has your favorite TV show been canceled, gotten stuck in repeats or gone off the air for a long hiatus? You might find solace at your local comicbook store. The racks these days are still filled with comics about Batman and Captain America, but they also...
  • Time Warner's Turner Seeks Upfront Price Hikes In Line With NBC's

    Now that broadcast networks have begun to write business in TV's annual "upfront" market, cable players are preparing to join the fray. Executives at Time Warner's Turner suite of cable networks believe there's an opportunity for volume gains in the 2014...
  • Lionsgate Earnings, Revenues Below Analyst Estimates

    Lionsgate has reported earnings of $49.2 million, or 35 cents a share, for its fourth quarter ended March 31, and an 8% decline in revenues. The figures, reported after the market closed, came in below consensus estimates. Shares of Lionsgate slid 6.6%,...
  • Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]

    Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]
    The cable company is one entity everyone likes to hate. Perhaps this knee-jerk animosity is to blame for the rush to condemn Comcast's proposed $44 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. Critics complain that combining the nation's two largest cable...
  • Cable Association Alerts FCC After Viacom Blocks Access to Its Own Websites

    The American Cable Assn., which represents small- and medium-sized cable and Internet providers, says that Viacom is retaliating against some of its members who refuse to pay "exorbitant fee increases" for low-rated channels by blocking access to Viacom...