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  • PARIS, July 3- French media group Vivendi pushed out Canal Plus chief Rodolphe Belmer amid controversy about the future of the pay-TV channel and its prominent satirical puppet show "Les Guignols". Canal Plus parent company Vivendi said in a statement on Friday it had named Canal Plus head of pay-TV Maxime Saada as new Canal Plus chief executive and appointed...

  • MEXICO CITY, July 2- Mexico's telecoms regulator said on Thursday that a new tender process for digital TV channels will begin in the last quarter of 2015, and the winner will be announced in the first half of 2016.. The step comes after the regulator in April revoked the awarding of a new TV network to media group Grupo Radio Centro, which failed to pay the sum...

  • TV news crews robbed of cameras during live broadcasts Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 12:36 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— News crews from two San Francisco Bay Area television stations were robbed at gunpoint and a cameraman was pistol whipped during live broadcasts on Thursday. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the robbery and assault occurred at about 6 a.m. Thursday along the city's waterfront. Television and newspaper crews have been robbed in the San...

  • World Cup ticket prices soar as US rolls into final Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    Carli Lloyd of the United States scores the opening goal from a penalty in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.

    The demand for secondary tickets underscores the continued rise of soccer—and women's sports more broadly—in the United States.

  • NEW YORK— Fallout from Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from Mexico continued Tuesday as a TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said it was scrapping a project in development with the outspoken mogul, and Mexico announced it won't be sending a contestant to the Miss Universe contest, which Trump partly owns. NBC followed suit on Monday...

  • Why LeBron James is about to get a lot richer Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 1:54 PM ET
    Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) drives against Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala (9) in the second quarter of Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals in Cleveland, June 16, 2015.

    LeBron James and other NBA free agents are setting themselves up for big contracts when the NBA starts a lucrative TV deal next year.

  • Carlos Slim's Ora TV latest company to dump Trump Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 1:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim says it will scrap a project it was developing with real estate mogul Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants. NBC, Spanish-language network Univision and Mexican media giant Televisa have also said they would no longer be doing business with Trump.

  • Time Warner hunting 'wabbits' Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Time Warner hunting 'wabbits'

    New Bugs Bunny and Scooby Doo cartoons are coming! Time Warner is making them as part of a push to expand in the children's TV business.

  • CNBC update: White House disappointed in emissions ruling

    The Obama Administration is disappointed in a Supreme Court decision that invalidated a key environmental regulation aimed at limiting emissions of hazardous pollutants, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Advancing in a difficult market: Tegna CEO Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    Advancing in a difficult market: Tegna CEO

    Gannet is spinning off its print business from its broadcast operations. Gracia Martore, Tegna President and CEO, discusses growth opportunities at this new company.

  • In Seattle, still 'Sleepless'—yet raking in cash Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger and Tom Hanks, left to right, in a scene from the film “Sleepless in Seattle.”

    "Sleepless in Seattle" is a goldmine for tours and shop owners, contributing to the nearly $5 billion the city generates in travel spending yearly.

  • Brands use social media to back same-sex marriage Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 3:58 PM ET
    American Airlines gay pride rainbow flag

    Companies are turning to the immediate and widespread reach of social media to show Americans they too support same-sex marriage.

  • How the business of same-sex weddings may change Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 1:22 PM ET
    Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice outside the Supreme Court after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the U.S.

    Now that same sex marriage is legal, the intimate, small LGBT wedding is expected to get a lot bigger.

  • Former 'Survivor' star wins big in poker tourney Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 12:05 PM ET
    Jean-Robert Bellande

    Jean-Robert Bellande took home $784,828 in the Poker Players Championship at the World Series of Poker in the early morning hours Friday.

  • Israel's Bezeq Telecom takes over satellite TV unit YES Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    JERUSALEM, June 25- Bezeq Israel Telecom, Israel's largest telecoms group, has completed a deal to take full control of its satellite TV unit YES after the communications regulator determined it would not harm competition in the multi-channel TV market. Bezeq, already a shareholder, bought the remaining 50.2 percent of YES from Eurocom, a company controlled by...

  • Is digital media doomed? Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Is digital media doomed?

    Michael Wolff, "TV is the new TV" author, explains why television will remain the dominant media genre. Also Wolff shares his thoughts on Rupert Murdoch's sons taking over News Corp.

  • A new breed of dad targeted by brands Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 11:07 AM ET
    Millennial family with daughter

    In addition to consumers spending more on Father's Day gifts, dads are increasingly making more of the household purchasing decisions.

  • Britain's 'Top Gear' gives the wheel to a new host Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 4:15 PM ET
    Radio Host Chris Evans to take over as the wildly popular British automotive series' Top Gear.

    The wildly popular show's future was previously thrown into question when long-time host Jeremy Clarkson was fired in March.

  • William Shatner's new frontier: Childrens' TV Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 7:46 AM ET
    William Shatner

    Actor William Shatner, and Priceline spokesman, discusses how Sprout's new show "The Clangers" connects with children, as well as his upcoming cross-country journey with Rivet on a 3-wheeled motorcycle.

  • Will James Murdoch lead Fox to a digital future? Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    21st Century Fox co-COO James Murdoch attends a Keynote during MIPCOM at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, Oct. 13, 2014.

    Traditional mass media companies need to evolve in digital to stay in business. Some experts say Murdoch's son could make those changes for Fox.