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  • Sky Italia Inks Exclusive Pact With HBO In Italy

    ROME - Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia paybox has inked an exclusive output deal with HBO under which shows including "True Detective," "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire" will air on the satcaster's new Sky Atlantic channel dedicated to global premium...
  • Television Academy President Lucy Hood Dies at 56

    Lucy Hood, president and chief operating officer of the Television Academy who was respected for her keen understanding of digital media, has died after a battle with cancer. She was 56. Hood, a former Fox and News Corp. exec, took the reins of the TV...
  • Italo Motion Picture Org ANICA Launches Its Own VOD Service

    ROME - Italy's motion picture association ANICA is launching its own Video-On-Demand service for movies intended as a tool to fight the country's rampant piracy plague and also to stimulate online distribution now stalled by the country's low broadband...
  • 21st Century Fox's Europe/Asia Chief Moves to Fox International Channels

    21st Century Fox international exec Jan Koeppen is segueing to the top post overseeing Europe and Africa for Fox International Channels. Koeppen has spent the past five years as chief operating officer of Europe and Asia for the 21st Century Fox parent...
  • Walk of Fame Honoree Kate Winslet Keeps Raising the Bar

    No offense to entertainment journalists and film critics, but Kate Winslet doesn't read what they write about her. It's nothing personal. And it's not as if she's inaccessible. In fact, she's one of the more engaging interviewees one is likely to...
  • Several Shows on the Verge of Cancellation as Networks Make Plans for Fall

    It's crunch time at the networks, as they take stock of their current crop of shows and map out their needs and plans for fall. The bubble will burst for a slew of skeins, likely including first-year comedies fronted by Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes and...
  • Pope Francis To Usher In Vatican 3D TV Transmission At Unprecedented Canonisation Ceremony

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will become the first pontiff seen globally in 3D during the upcoming April 27 ceremony in St. Peter's Square when two of his predecessors, John Paul II and John XXIII, will be canonised as saints. The unprecedented double...
  • Sky Italia Creates Two-Tiered Development Model

    Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia paybox is fixing up its Italo-scripted biz with a dual-content pipeline -- one for series like the $22 million mob-themed "Gomorrah," which is geared to a global audience; the other for spunky local romantic comedies like...
  • Murdoch keeps it all in the family. Cable wants more ad dollars.

    Murdoch keeps it all in the family. Cable wants more ad dollars.
    After the coffee. Before changing my last name to Murdoch. The Skinny: Ever spend too much time online and your eyes hurt? That's how I felt yesterday. I hate Internet hangovers. Today's roundup includes more coverage of the drama at Rupert Murdoch's...
  • Discovery Mulls Joint Bids for Major Sports Rights for Eurosport

    LONDON -- Discovery Communications is preparing to up its game in the sports rights field as it eyes further premium contests for Eurosport, in which it holds a majority stake. "Eurosport is a bigger platform than ESPN on cable in the U.S. and it reaches...
  • Murdoch cements sons' leadership roles at News Corp., Fox

    Murdoch cements sons' leadership roles at News Corp., Fox
    His older son, Lachlan, quit a top executive job in the company and retreated to Australia. His second son, James, was battered by the British phone hacking scandal. Some analysts figured Rupert Murdoch's long-held ambition to leave his vast worldwide...
  • Fox TV chief and Murdoch favorite Peter Rice extends contract

    Fox TV chief and Murdoch favorite Peter Rice extends contract
    News that Fox TV chief Peter Rice had renewed his employment contract came, fittingly enough, in a press release about Rupert Murdoch's plans for corporate succession of his vast media empire. Wednesday's news release chronicled the return of Murdoch'...