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CHARLIE ROSE SET FOR TRIPLE DUTY AT CONVENTIONS

August 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It turns out that Charlie Rose will become arguably the busiest journalist covering the two political conventions beginning next week. Besides continuing as co-host of CBS’s morning show, Rose will also be hosting his nightly program for PBS from the two conventions as well as a nightly report for Bloomberg TV. In a statement Bloomberg […]

HOW LONG WILL DISCOVERY CONTINUE TO BACK OPRAH?

May 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Supporting Oprah Winfrey’s struggling OWN cable network may be well and good for now, but a senior Bloomberg analyst wants to know how long Discovery Communications, which is half-owner of the network, intends to keep on doing so. “The company needs to provide investors with a road map for this business,” Paul Sweeney remarked on […]

REPORT: DREAMWORKS ANIMATION AND NETFLIX CLOSE TO A DEAL

July 25, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In a deal that signals the ongoing decline of the video disc, DreamWorks Animation is reportedly ready to offer Netflix exclusive rights to stream its films, according to Bloomberg News, which cited a person with knowledge of the situation. The deal could be concluded as early as this week when each company reports quarterly results. […]

HULU OFFERS BUYERS FIVE-YEAR PROTECTION WARRANTY

July 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although the three media giants and the investment company that together own Hulu, the online video site, have said they are resolved to sell it, they have thus far been able to attract little interest from buyers — largely because of the impression that some of the owners just might decide to pick up their […]

HIGH COURT TO CONSIDER FCC OBSCENITY RULES

June 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a federal appellate court’s decision that appeared to nullify FCC’s rules on indecent broadcasts. It indicated that its consideration will be limited to whether the commission’s “indecency-enforcement regime violates the First or Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.” Last year a lower court appeared to toss […]

OPRAH’S NETWORK SUFFERING BIRTH PANGS

December 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While Oprah Winfrey has enjoyed a remarkable run of successes, some cable operators are not convinced that her new cable network OWN, set to debut on Jan.1, is a sure thing and are balking at the carriage fees being asked for it, according to Bloomberg News. The channel is being sold to the cable companies […]

TV CONTROVERSY OVER PEDOPHILE BOOK GENERATES SALES FOR IT

November 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In yet another case of moral outrage backfiring, sales of the self-published The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure zoomed on Amazon after it became the subject of radio and TV talk shows and cable newscasts on Wednesday. Richard Greaves, the 42-year-old author of the book, said that he had sold just one copy of […]

RIVALS SET TO TAKE ON NETFLIX

September 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix chairman Reid Hastings has repeatedly warned investors that his online video subscription service could face competition one day from a rival performing the identical function. And, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Internet giant Amazon.com Inc. is planning to do just that — although it will limit its movie rentals to […]