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NOW IT’S TRIBUNE’S BROADCASTING UNIT THAT DROPS

August 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

This may not be the most opportune time for Tribune Co. to be shopping itself. In a second-quarter filing on Thursday, the media giant said that operating profit fell 28 percent to $90 million. And the downturn was not simply a reflection of its newspaper woes, although revenue from its newspaper business — its principal […]

NFL TO PAY OUT $765 MILLION TO SETTLE CONCUSSION LAWSUITS

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With just a week to go before the start of the 2013 football season and less than two weeks before the airing of a PBS documentary on head injuries that could result in major changes to how the game is played, the National Football League agreed on Thursday to pay $765 million to settle a […]

WILL FOOTBALL BRING ABOUT A SETTLEMENT OF CBS BLACKOUT?

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While many analysts are predicting that Time Warner Cable and CBS will settle their carriage dispute before the start of the football season, a few are not so sure and are suggesting that the real pressure will come when CBS telecasts of local teams in the affected cities are due to air. Will football fans […]

JOURNALISTS FOR AL JAZEERA ENGLISH ARRESTED IN CAIRO

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Four journalists covering the current strife in Egypt for Al Jazeera English have been arrested in Cairo amid claims by the current government that their reports were biased in favor for ousted President Mohamed Morsi. The four are correspondent Wayne Hay, cameraman Adil Bradlow, and producers Russ Finn and Baher Mohammed. In its response, Al […]

ONE DIRECTION’S FILM LIKELY TO GO DIRECT TO NO. 1

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It’s a rare occurrence when a documentary winds up as the No. 1 film at the box office, but that’s what is likely to occur this Labor Day weekend with the debut of Morgan Spurlock’s (Supersize Me) 3D documentary One Direction: This Is Us. Tracking studies indicate that the Sony/TriStar movie, which features interviews and […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US

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In London’s Daily Mail, critic Christopher Tookey commented about the One Direction concert documentary This Is Us: “This pretty much defines the kind of movie that is critic-proof.” Actually, the personable young members of the group had nothing to worry about from the critics. The reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Most agree that the film amounts […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: GETAWAY

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Reviews don’t come any worse than those for Getaway, starring Selena Gomez and Ethan Hawke. Peter Hartlaub of the San Francisco Chronicle warns that “you’ve probably seen this movie before, watching a child play with his toy Hot Wheels cars after eating multiple bowls of sugary breakfast cereal.” In fact, several critics suggest, the movie […]

NETWORKS SUFFER SUMMER RATINGS BLUES

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Take away CBS’s Under the Dome and ABC’s two first-run dramas, Mistresses and Motive, and all the major networks would be down below last year in the summer’s Nielsen ratings, Broadcast & Cable observed on Tuesday. Fox, it noted, is struggling the most with an average of just 3.1 million viewers versus 4 million last […]

WHO’S WATCHING AL JAZEERA AMERICA?

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There was much tongue wagging after it was reported that Al Jazeera America had gone on the air last week with an average of just 22,000 viewers, spiking to 54,000 with Real Money with Ali Velshi. But on Monday it was disclosed that CNBC, the business channel owned by Comcast, suffered some of its worst […]

PBS FOOTBALL DOC TO AIR OPPOSITE SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

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PBS said on Wednesday that its controversial documentary League of Denial will air during a single two-hour block from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on October 8 instead of being split into two one-hour features on Oct. 8 and 15. (October 8 also marks the season debut of NBC’s Sunday Night Football, featuring the New […]

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