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If viewers are losing interest in broadcast TV, what can lure them back? Executives hope they have an answer: stars. Lifting the curtain on their 2013-14 schedules at the "upfronts" in New York this week, the networks behaved like smartphone-...
NEW YORK — This week, the streets of midtown Manhattan will once again swarm with TV executives trying to woo ad buyers to their upcoming fall lineups with splashy presentations, star-packed cocktail parties and plentiful swag. But there's an...
A lawsuit to stop lawsuits? That's the latest twist in the fight between Aereo, a start-up company that streams broadcast TV signals over the Internet, and the networks trying to put it out of business. Aereo recently announced that it would expand...
Tags: Laws, Media Industry, Crime, Law and Justice, CBS Corp., Theft
After the coffee. Before remembering that whatever happens today will be a distant memory a week from now. The Skinny: I got to see an ostrich up close last night. I don't know why ostriches and camels are my two favorite animals. These days it doesn'...
The three-day Milken Institute Global Conference kicked off Monday in Beverly Hills, with media moguls Barry Diller and Rupert Murdoch among the hundreds of business leaders and politicians slated to speak. The annual event, run by financier and...
Tags: Tony Blair, CBS Corp., Bill Gates, Antonio Villaraigosa, Al Gore
Fox Broadcasting begs to differ with Barry Diller. On Monday, Diller suggested that Aereo -- the start-up company he is backer of that distributes broadcast content via the Internet -- had successfully beaten legal challenges from the broadcasters....
As big media continues to press its fight against Aereo in the courts, the little start-up is taking its case to the people. Aereo, which distributes broadcast TV signals to consumers via the Internet -- much to the chagrin of Fox, CBS, ABC and NBC --...
Deanne Barkley, who broke through the glass ceiling in network television to become an influential executive in the early 1970s, when few women had the power to develop prime-time programs, died April 2 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. She was 82. The cause...
Tags: Sparkle (movie), NBC (tv network), Authors, COPD, Andy Griffith
News Corp. Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey made big headlines Monday for suggesting that Fox could go from a broadcast network to cable channel to make ends meet. The implication is that consumers would have to pay to watch Bart Simpson or catch...
Is Bart Simpson heading to cable? It could happen, warned Chase Carey, the president of News Corp., which owns Fox Broadcasting, home to such popular shows as "The Simpsons," "Glee" and "The Following" as well as National Football League games. Most...
Aereo, a media company that distributes broadcast programming via the Internet, survived a major legal challenge to its business from CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and other broadcasters. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New...
The more things change, the more they stay the same. On Tuesday, Viacom, parent of MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, was accused in a lawsuit filed by New York-based cable operator Cablevision Systems Corp. of engaging in anti-competitive and...
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