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Sex allegation against CBS head dominates press tour

CALIFORNIA: The sexual misconduct allegations levied against CBS CEO Leslie Moonves were the biggest topic at CBS’s day at the Television Critics Assn. press tour, held Sunday in Beverly Hills. “Murphy Brown” executive producer Diane English addressed the Moonves claims Sunday during … Read More »

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Shari Redstone Legal Fight: Leslie Moonves Accused of Destroying Evidence

Embattled CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves has been accused of destroying evidence relevant to his legal battle with the company’s controlling shareholder, the Shari Redstone-led National Amusements. Variety is reporting that an emergency filing Tuesday in a Delaware court, Moonves and other … Read More »

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Vincent Sadusky is new Univision Communications CEO

Univision Communications has tapped broadcast TV veteran Vincent Sadusky to succeed Randy Falco as chief executive officer. Falco disclosed his intention to step down earlier this year. Sadusky, formerly CEO of Media General and Lin TV station groups, takes the reins … Read More »

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Roseanne blames racist tweet on sleeping pills

BBC: Roseanne Barr has blamed sleeping pills for her tweet likening an African-American former Obama aide to an ape. The comedian blamed the offensive post on “ambien tweeting” – although she has since removed the tweet. Ambien is a sedative … Read More »

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GDPR: US news sites blocked to EU users over data protection rules

A number of high-profile US news websites are temporarily unavailable in Europe after new European Union rules on data protection came into effect. The Chicago Times and LA Times were among those posting messages saying they were currently unavailable in … Read More »

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Comcast ready to outbid Disney for 21st Century Fox

Comcast said Wednesday that it is in “advanced stages” of preparing an all-cash offer for entertainment assets of  21st Century Fox — in a move to outflank Disney’s $52.4 billion offer for Fox. The Comcast move confirm weeks of rumour. … Read More »

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World Cup TV rights may boost GML revenue

NADLEEN SINGH, Trinidad Guardian Revenue from television rights for the World Cup is expected to improve Guardian Media Limited’s (GML) financial position in 2018, chairman Peter Clarke said yesterday. The increased revenue is the result of an agreement signed in … Read More »

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Amazon Studios Names NBC Vet Vernon Sanders Co-Head of TV

Veteran TV exec Vernon Sanders has joined Amazon Studios as co-head of television. He will oversee creative and production units for Amazon Prime Video. Sanders will work alongside Albert Cheng, who was named co-head of TV in a reorganisation of … Read More »

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New York Times records US$413.9 million in first quarter profits

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) announced today first-quarter 2018 diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $.13 compared with $.08 earnings per share in the same period of 2017. Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations (defined below) was $.17 in … Read More »

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British television and radio presenter dies

BBC: TV and radio presenter Dale Winton has died at the age of 62. The former Supermarket Sweep host died at his home earlier on Wednesday, his long-term agent Jan Kennedy said. Winton spent nearly a decade hosting the ITV … Read More »

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