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  • MySpace Enters Video Deal with Sony Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 10:03 AM ET

    MySpace, the world's largest social networking site, said Tuesday it has signed a music video licensing deal with Sony BMG Music Entertainment supported by sharing advertising revenue.

  • New York State, Facebook to Settle Probe Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 4:36 AM ET

    The New York State attorney general and Facebook Inc have agreed to a settlement of a child safety probe targeting the fast-growing social network site, people familiar with the deal said Monday.

  • Investors Hoping to See Big Changes at Yahoo Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 2:52 PM ET

    As Yahoo approaches the end of a 100-day strategic review, financial analysts want drastic action or even a sale of the company, although many are bracing for business as usual.

  • Hollywood 'Striking' Itself Down? Could Be Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 1:33 PM ET

    The Writers Guild of America is asking if its members to authorize a strike. Leaders of the powerful Hollywood guild asked its 13,000 members for strike authorization: saying that the movie studios and networks are basically giving them no choice, are refusing to engage in serious negotiations, and are rejecting all the proposals.

  • Political Ads: Lots Of Spending But Who Benefits? Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 9:16 AM ET

    The numbers are in and it was a rich third quarter for candidates--Hillary Clinton's campaign raised $27 million in the third quarter, beating Barack Obama, whose campaign raised about $20 million over the same time period.

  • BET's Johnson 'Drives' Into New Business (Cars) Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 8:52 AM ET

    The founder of BET, Robert L. Johnson, just announced he's going into a new business--one that has very little to do with his media background. He's going to be buying and operating car dealerships in the southern and midwest regions of the country, partnering with the McLarty-Landers Automotive Group.

  • Five Firms Interested in Buying Turkey's ATV-Sabah Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 8:57 AM ET

    News Corp, ProSiebenSat.1, RTL Group, Czech CME and Greek Antenna TV are interested in buying Turkey's ATV-Sabah, an official at the body selling the firm said on Monday.

  • CBS And Moonves In Media Spotlight Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 1:45 PM ET
    Les Moonves

    CBS CEO Les Moonves, wanting to dispel concerns that an economic slowdown would hurt ad sales, said that CBS ad sales are up 30% in the current scatter market, at Merrill Lynch's Media conference.

  • Ad Supported Models In, Subscription Based Are Out Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 11:04 AM ET

    Free is the big trend these days when it comes to TV and newspaper content on the web. Television networks and newspapers are adopting free, ad-supported models online. They're ditching pay-per-episode and subscription services to go after a bigger audience and higher profits. The new approach? More, more targeted ads.

  • Murdoch Makes Case for Free WSJ Online Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 10:58 PM ET

    News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday sketched out early plans for Dow Jones, saying he leaned toward making the online Wall Street Journal free but had not yet made a decision.

  • Emmys: Nice To Get, But Do They Matter? Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 4:48 PM ET

    The Emmys kicked off the awards season last night--worst dressed lists are already up and starlets have begun collecting the season's "gifting suite" loot. The Emmy 'prizes' were doled out to some of the usual suspects--"The Sopranos" team collecting the gold statuettes for 'top drama series', best writing and direction.

  • Yahoo Begins Testing New Social Network Site Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 11:46 AM ET
    Exterior view of Yahoo Inc. headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.

    Yahoo is testing an experimental social network service called Mash that makes it easy for Yahoo users to share tidbits of their lives with friends and family online, the company said on Sunday.

  • Dow Jones, Union Close to Contract Deal: Report Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 7:43 AM ET

    Dow Jones and its main labor union are close to a contract agreement for reporters and other employees at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, the New York Times reported on its Web site on Friday, citing union officials.

  • Journal Will Add Luster to Murdoch's Media Empire Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 10:41 AM ET
    The Wall Street Journal.

    Media empire builder Rupert Murdoch covets Dow Jones for its editorial content and clout rather than any extra dollars the acquisition would add to News Corp.'s bottom line, CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports.

  • Who Do You Want By Your Side During A Disaster? Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 10:40 AM ET
    MacGyver - Richard Dean Anderson

    Here's the funny thing about the business of Hollywood (okay, ONE funny thing, there are a million others): you can never predict what characters will stand the test of time.  In an effort to nudge more Americans to plan for disasters, the McCormick Tribune Foundation surveyed people about which fictional character they'd like help from during an emergency.

  • Murdoch Makes First Visit to Journal Newsroom Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 5:02 AM ET

    Rupert Murdoch, the world's most high-profile media mogul, stopped by the Wall StreetJournal newsroom Wednesday for the first time since his NewsCorp. sealed a $5.6 billion deal to buy publisher Dow Jones.

  • News Corp Sidesteps the NBC-iTunes Fight Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 9:08 AM ET

    News Corp. will not pull its television shows from Apple's iTunes as rival media group NBC Universal has done over a pricing dispute, President Peter Chernin said in an interview on Tuesday.

  • More Sex, Violence Shown in TV Family Hour, Study Shows Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 10:54 AM ET

    Americans are being subjected to more sex, violence and profane language during the traditional, early-evening "family hour" of broadcast television viewing, a U.S. watchdog group said Wednesday.

  • Fall TV Trade Monday, 3 Sep 2007 | 8:46 PM ET

    This fall will bring a new TV season and the beginning of a year-long presidential cycle for the networks. The money should drop in buckets on the network and cable companies but the big question remains same – who’s going to catch it?

  • "Halloween" Slashes Holiday Box Office Record Monday, 3 Sep 2007 | 7:43 AM ET

    A re-imagining of the classic slasher movie "Halloween" broke the record for a new release during the U.S. Labor Day holiday weekend, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.