Posts Tagged ‘media’

Media and Entertainment Mergers Skyrocket in 2014 (Study)

February 11, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Major media and entertainment giants kept merging, buying and getting bigger throughout 2014. The consolidation furor showed no signs of abating even as the pricetag for these conglomerate hookups climbed sharply. Thanks to a few high profile marriages, such as the proposed $48.1 billion merger of AT&T and DirecTV and the planned $46.2 billion union... Read more

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Sony Pictures TV Chief Bashes Media Coverage of Data Hack

February 10, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony Pictures Television president Steve Mosko had harsh words for some of the media coverage of the hack that devastated the studio beginning late last year. In an an address Tuesday at the Digital Entertainment World conference in Los Angeles, Mosko didn’t lash out at any particular media outlet but made clear he was unhappy... Read more

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Jon Stewart Skewers Media Hypocrisy In Brian Williams Coverage

February 10, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

No, Jon Stewart did not punt or “soft glove” covering the Brian Williams story, as it was suggested he might on Salon, citing his friendly relationship with the NBC News anchor. But the Comedy Central host did widen the lens and, as some other voices have, refract the pile-on over Williams’ inaccurate account back onto... Read more

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Talk Show Queen Wendy Williams Cops to Getting a Little Help on Twitter

February 4, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Who Wendy Williams Age 50 Claim to fame Host of daily syndicated talk show The Wendy Williams Show (its 1,000th episode aired last week) ; author; member of the National Radio Hall of Fame Base New York Twitter @WendyWilliams What's the first information you consume in the morning? Local Fox 5 news. It comes on before my show. I'm all about Rosanna [Scotto] and Greg [Kelly] and Mike Woods on weather. I watched for many years, and now suddenly, having a talk show on Fox, they're like extended family. What social media do you use

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Republicans Call on FCC to Release Net Neutrality Proposal Before Vote

January 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

House and Senate Republicans are asking the FCC to release Chairman Tom Wheeler’s net neutrality proposal before it comes to a vote on Feb. 26. The FCC usually does not release the complete text of proposals before a vote, even though the policy language is circulated among commissioners and members of the media are briefed... Read more

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NBC To Air Lindsey Vonn Comeback Documentary January 25

January 5, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

NBC will air a one-hour documentary featuring an exclusive look at championship downhill skier Lindsey Vonn’s attempt at making a comeback at 3 p.m., January 25, NBC Sports has announced. “Lindsey Vonn: The Climb,” produced by Red Bull Media House in association with NFL Films and NBC Olympics, will give viewers an inside look into the past... Read more

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Leads Home Video Sales Charts

December 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Paramount Home Media Distribution is a big winner in the holiday season dating game. Studios in the fourth quarter typically follow one of two strategies in bringing their summer tentpoles to home video: release films early, before Thanksgiving, to maximize exposure at retail, or wait until right before Christmas to snag the impulse buyer. Paramount... Read more

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Bill Cosby Briefly Breaks Silence, Expects ‘Black Media’ to Stay ‘Neutral’

December 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Bill Cosby has briefly broken his silence since a wave of sexual allegations resurfaced against him, asking the media to stay “neutral” and saying that his wife is holding up amid the scandal. Cosby has largely stayed silent since allegations became public once more, but spoke to the New York Post’s Page Six when the... Read more

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China’s BesTV and Oriental Pearl Merge To Create New Media Giant

November 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Shanghai Media Group, a Chinese state-controlled conglomerate, has merged two of its listed subsidiaries to form a new group, that it claims will be the largest Internet media conglomerate in China. SMG is one of largest media and entertainment conglomerates in China and last week announced an expansion of its relationship with Disney. SMG is... Read more

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Bill Cosby’s Lawyer: It’s Time for ‘Media Vilification’ to Stop

November 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Bill Cosby’s high-profile lawyer released another statement late Friday refuting the numerous claims of sexual assault facing the comedian, calling the reports “increasingly ridiculous” and blaming the media for its “breakneck rush to run stories without any corroboration.” “Over and over again, we have refuted these new unsubstantiated stories with documentary evidence, only to have... Read more

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