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  • 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.

  • Hulu: NBC And Fox Hope It's a Real "Lulu" Wednesday, 29 Aug 2007 | 4:38 PM ET

    NBC Universal (owned by GE, which is parent company of CNBC) and News Corp are collaborating on a online video site to compete with YouTube, and today we learned its name: Hulu. (Go to hulu.com) to check out some of the video the on-demand service will be providing--you'll see that Fox's "24" and NBC's "My Name is Earl") are prominently featured.

  • Fall TV Trade Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 12:26 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?

  • 'Superbad' Is No. 1 At Weekend Box Office Sunday, 26 Aug 2007 | 2:05 PM ET
    Superbad

    Bawdy comedy "Superbad" proved to be super good at the North American movie boxoffices, holding onto the No. 1 slot for the second straight weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • Big Ten/Fox Vs. Cable Carriers: Here's Your Q & A Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | 5:27 PM ET

    Let's just say the Big Ten Network battle between the cable carriers and the Big Ten/Fox team is in full swing. I got many interesting e-mails yesterday and today. The are a couple points that I feel I need to clarify and I'm going to do it in this Q & A to help better answer some questions.

  • "Anchorwoman" (2007)

    There's this new Fox reality TV show called 'Anchorwoman' in which an inappropriately-dressing blonde model and WWE spokeswoman is hired to anchor the news. Swimsuit model drives in her convertible (painting her toenails as she drives) to host a local newscast. Her clothes are too revealing, the previous anchorwoman is livid, and hilarity ensues.

  • Disney Channel: The New, Low Risk Launching Pad Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | 12:40 PM ET
    Hannah Montana

    Disney Music Group dominates the Billboard 200 chart with eight titles in the top 50. High School Musical 2 Soundtrack (Walt Disney Records) is #1, Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus (Walt Disney Records/Hollywood Records) is #2 and Jonas Brothers (Hollywood Records) is #8. The Disney Music Group is managing to top the charts while the rest of the music industry suffers thanks to the power of the Disney Channel.