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  • TV App Zeebox Changes Its Name to Beamly, and Hopes to Grow by Getting More Social

    Zeebox's original second-screen app was designed to let TV viewers follow a show, in real time, as they watched it. But with that narrow focus, the company -- which has fewer than 2 million monthly active users worldwide -- has not hit the mass scale it...
  • Why Indie Cable Doesn't Need The Weather Channel To Know Which Way The Wind Blows

    If you're a small cable outlet without massive corporate backing, the Weather Channel offered a forecast last week that should be troubling: continued storms and fog. The independent network raised eyebrows recently when it ended a three-month spat...
  • CBS' Leslie Moonves paid $67 million in 2013; Redstone gets $57 million

    CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves remains the king of media compensation. The 64-year-old television executive and Beverly Hills resident was awarded a $66.9-million compensation package last year, according to a Securities and Exchange...
  • Amazon Adds Syfy's 'Defiance' Season 1 Under Exclusive NBCUniversal Pact

    Amazon.com is now streaming Syfy's "Defiance" season one exclusively on Prime Instant Video, ahead of the second season's TV debut on June 19, continuing the Internet retailer's strategy of catering to binge-viewers playing catch-up. Amazon obtained...
  • Masters, Pope Francis bolster CBS, '60 Minutes'

    Masters, Pope Francis bolster CBS, '60 Minutes'
    UPDATED: An 11-minute overrun of the Masters helped make CBS the most-watched broadcast network Sunday night and "60 Minutes" the most-watched program. The long-running news magazine offered a two-part report on Pope Francis and averaged 11 million...
  • Upfronts 2014: Why Cable Is Grafting New Faces On To Old Bodies

    TV's biggest players start pitching advertisers next week. But you might want to keep your eyes on some of the smaller ones. In the weeks leading up to the start of the so-called "upfront" marketplace, the annual ad-sales session when U.S. TV outlets try...
  • 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...
  • Channel 5 Sale Falters as Discovery Withdraws From Bidding: Report

    LONDON -- An attempt by the owner of U.K. broadcaster Channel 5, Northern & Shell, to sell the network appears to have faltered as reports circulated Thursday that one of the leading contenders to acquire the TV group, Discovery Communications, had...
  • Letterman, Seinfeld, Scorsese to Headline Spike's Rickles Tribute

    Some of the biggest names in comedy, TV and film will be on hand to fete funnyman Don Rickles during the Spike TV special "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles." David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Robert De Niro, Martin...
  • Comedy Central Picks Up Digital Series 'This Is Not Happening' for Linear TV

    Comedy Central has greenlit digital series "This Is Not Happening" for an eight-episode season to air on the linear channel -- the cabler's first promotion of a series developed by its inhouse CC:Studios unit. "This Is Not Happening" features host Ari...
  • Dangerous Don Rickles gets huge tribute

    Dangerous Don Rickles gets huge tribute
    What becomes a comedy legend like Don Rickles? A splashy night with show-business superstars telling him what they think of him. He dishes it out. Can he take it? Bob Newhart will salute his good pal at the event called "One Night Only: An All-...