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  • Has the recent NFL crime blotter soured you on watching games?

  • Warner Bros. Expected to Cut as Many as 1,000 Jobs

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Warner Bros. Entertainment is expected to cut as many as 900 to 1,000 jobs worldwide as part of a studio-wide cost-cutting move, according to people familiar with the company's plans. The estimated reductions would amount to...
  • Rupert Murdoch explains why Fox dropped Time Warner bid

    Rupert Murdoch explains why Fox dropped Time Warner bid
    Rupert Murdoch has shared some of his thoughts on U.S. and British politics, the Scottish referendum for independence -- and why he aborted his company's $80-billion bid this summer for rival Time Warner. Murdoch was interviewed Thursday morning by Neil...
  • News Corp's Robert Thomson asks European regulators to reconsider Google settlement

    News Corp's Robert Thomson asks European regulators to reconsider Google settlement
    (Reuters) - News Corp Chief Executive Robert Thomson has urged European regulators to reconsider their settlement with Google Inc over its search practices, calling the Internet company an "egregious" aggregator and a "platform of piracy." In a letter...
  • MSNBC's Program Lineup Needs a Liberal Makeover

    MEMO TO PHIL GRIFFIN: For several years now your liberal bastion, MSNBC, has been assuring us that it's resolutely "leaning forward," but slogans can be dangerous -- especially for a news operation that appears to be listing backward. These are exciting...
  • Sky Deutschland advises investors to shun BSkyB offer

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The management of pay-TV provider Sky Deutschland has advised minority investors not to accept an offer from BSkyB, a token gesture given that BSkyB's terms are little more than a formality required after its purchase of a...
  • Pankaj Mishra: Scots aren't the only angry ones wanting independence

    Pankaj Mishra: Scots aren't the only angry ones wanting independence
    This week's referendum in Scotland could result in the U.K. losing almost one-third of its land mass, and 8 percent of its population, and, very likely, its present prime minister. In a summer rich with shocks, the breakup of a United Nations Security...
  • EU regulators clear BSkyB's $9 billion German, Italian pay-TV deals

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators approved on Thursday British broadcaster BSkyB's planned $9 billion takeover of Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, which will make it the biggest pay-TV provider in Europe. The...
  • Fox's BSkyB Gets Greenlight from European Union to Create Pay TV Giant

    LONDON -- U.K. satcaster BSkyB has cleared the first of the hurdles as it seeks to create a pan-European pay TV giant. On Thursday, the company said it had received unconditional clearance from the European Commission, the executive arm of the...
  • Cannes Winner Timothy Spall Joins Haunted House Drama 'Enfield Haunting'

    LONDON -- Timothy Spall, who won the best actor prize at Cannes for Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," has joined the cast of haunted house TV drama "The Enfield Haunting." U.K. satcaster BSkyB has commissioned the three-part dramatization of real events that...
  • Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes: Fox Deal Just Didn't Make Sense

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes said the company carefully evaluated the $80 billion bid from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox before concluding that "we just didn't think it made sense" given Time Warner's...
  • Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes rules out HBO spin-off

    Some on Wall Street have been urging Time Warner to spin off its crown jewel -- HBO -- into a separate company. But Jeff Bewkes, chief executive of Time Warner, said he had no intention of hiving off HBO. "We are not going to do that," Bewkes said...