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  • Time Warner Unmoved by Fox's Board Seat Offer

    21st Century Fox is willing to give Time Warner shareholders representation on its board as part of a bid for the media giant. However, participation in the leadership of the tightly controlled conglomerate may not be enough to make much difference,...
  • Murdoch's Time Warner Bid Puts Spotlight On CNN

    CNN's future path may not necessarily be the same as parent Time Warner's. Time Warner rebuffed an $80 billion offer from 21st Century Fox earlier this month, both companies disclosed Wednesday, that would have combined the owner of HBO, TNT and Warner...
  • Struggling Print Media Outlets Suffering From Separation Anxiety

    Corporate names these days have become increasingly misleading. Time Warner, for example, seems like a bogus appellation, since all of its Time properties have been spun off as of this week into a new publication entity -- one with a challenging future....
  • Despite Fox-Time Warner Talks, Media M&A Frenzy Might Not Be Brewing

    Word that Time Warner nixed 21st Century Fox's $80 billion takeover offer spurred many Wall Street analysts and pundits to speculate that the media and entertainment biz is on the cusp of a crazy wave of consolidation. Conventional wisdom is that there's...
  • Hacking verdicts are in! Crown Media shareholders not happy.

    Hacking verdicts are in! Crown Media shareholders not happy.
    After the coffee. Before watching hearings on the AT&T — DirecTV deal.  The Skinny: I hate that because of DVRs and video-on-demand I'm not supposed to talk about the plot twists on last night's episode of "24." I'll just say they fooled me. I...
  • Rebekah Brooks cleared in tabloid phone-hacking case; deputy convicted

    Rebekah Brooks cleared in tabloid phone-hacking case; deputy convicted
    Former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks, a close confidante of Rupert Murdoch and once one of Britain’s most influential women, was acquitted Tuesday on charges of phone hacking, bribery and obstruction of justice in a case that shook this country to...
  • U.K. Police to Interview Rupert Murdoch as a 'Suspect': Report

    LONDON -- British police have told Rupert Murdoch they want to interview him as a "suspect" as part of their investigation into allegations of crime at his U.K. newspapers, according to a report in the Guardian newspaper. His son, James Murdoch, may also...
  • London's National Theater Pulls a Beyonce with Topical Surprise Show

    In the immediate wake of a recent ruling that cleared former NewsCorp exec Rebekah Brooks of all hacking charges during her tenure at News of the World, the National Theater in London has announced a new satire of the tabloid biz -- and that it opens...
  • Fox upfront advertising sales tumble; CW down slightly

    Fox Broadcasting got roughed up during this year's upfront advertising sales period, which wrapped up this week. The network, owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox media company, struggled to maintain its advertising base for the upcoming TV...
  • Fate is Often the One to Blame for a Film's Success or Failure

    As the box office numbers roll in this summer, the media is asking the usual rude questions: Who is really responsible for the hits and misses? How big will be the profits and losses? These are valid questions, except for the fact that they only lead...
  • One Thing Is Certain: A Fox-Time Warner Combination Would Get D.C. Scrutiny

    A Senate hearing on Wednesday was expected to focus on the proposed combinations of distribution giants Comcast with Time Warner Cable and AT&T with DirecTV. Instead, news of Rupert Murdoch's idea to merge 21st Century Fox with Time Warner was the new...
  • Film Review: Documentary takes a closer look at Koch Brothers

    Film Review: Documentary takes a closer look at Koch Brothers
    Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s documentary “Citizen Koch” (which opened June 27 at Laemmle’s Playhouse) achieved a certain notoriety when its nominally independent backers at ITVS dropped support for the film. Although other reasons...