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  • July 21- Rupert Murdoch's plan to buy Time Warner would help the Twenty-First Century Fox chairman make larger inroads in China, a fast-growing market that media moguls are finding hard to crack. Time Warner's board rejected Murdoch's $80 billion offer, but the Fox chairman is expected to continue the chase.

  • 'Apes' outmuscles 'The Purge' at box office Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    20th Century Fox's science fiction sequel outmuscled a trio of new films to top the North American box office for the second-straight week with $36 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal's low-budget sequel to last year's surprise hit, "The Purge," opened with $28.4 million, down from the $34.1 million the original scared up on opening weekend.

  • Megamergers in media: Who might be next? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    After 21st Century Fox's failed bid to acquire Time Warner, the question arises as to what other media giants are now in play for purchase?

  • NEW YORK, July 16- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc made an audacious offer for Time Warner Inc that if it succeeds would transform the American media landscape and cement the 83- year-old's status as the most powerful magnate in U.S. media and entertainment.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- Time Warner Inc's board, in rejecting 21st Century Fox Inc's $80 billion bid, insisted the offer undervalued the media conglomerate and raised fears about the dominating role that Rupert Murdoch's family would play, a person close to the situation said on Wednesday.

  • *Time Warner shares up 16.9 percent. NEW YORK, July 16- Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc said on Wednesday that Time Warner Inc had rebuffed its offer to buy the company, but people familiar with his thinking say he is determined to bring the U.S. media conglomerate into his empire.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 13- "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," a sequel about highly intelligent apes that battle with humans for dominance, has knocked the giant "Transformers" robots out of the top spot on U.S. and Canadian movie charts. The 3 D "Apes" movie collected $73 million in ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, according to estimates from Rentrak.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 6- "Transformers: Age of Extinction" collected $36.4 million in ticket sales over the three-day July 4 weekend, storming ahead of new films "Tammy," "Deliver Us From Evil" and "Earth to Echo" to lead the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second consecutive weekend.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 6- "Transformers: Age of Extinction" collected $36.4 million in ticket sales over the three-day July 4 weekend, storming ahead of new films "Tammy," "Deliver Us From Evil" and "Earth to Echo" to lead the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second consecutive weekend.

  • LOS ANGELES, July 1- Rupert Murdoch jets into Idaho's Sun Valley next week for the year's most exclusive tech and media industry gathering, armed with both the money and the appetite for a major deal.

  • An idea that could have made Aereo a winner Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Forget the Supreme Court. The premise that Aereo is a disruptive innovation that could kill pay television is false, says a B School expert.

  • Media giants hunger for slice of this media outlet Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 1:06 PM ET
    Shane Smith, Vice

    Popular media outlet Vice is seeking its own TV network through a corporate deal, and major media companies are biting. The NYT reports.

  • NEW YORK, June 20- A federal judge on Friday rejected Viacom Inc's effort to dismiss Cablevision Systems Corp's antitrust lawsuit accusing it of forcing cable providers and subscribers to buy channels they don't want.

  • NEW YORK, June 20- A federal judge on Friday rejected Viacom Inc's effort to dismiss Cablevision Systems Corp's antitrust lawsuit accusing it of forcing cable providers and subscribers to buy channels they don't want.

  • The average CEO makes how much?! Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Robert 'Bob' Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Co..

    The median pay package for a CEO rose above eight figures for the first time last year.

  • Top 10 highest paid CEOs Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 7:42 AM ET
    Les Moonves, president and chief executive officer of CBS Corp.

    Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm.

  • Amazon to roll out three children's TV shows Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 12:37 PM ET
    Scene from Amazon's "Tumble Leaf"

    Amazon will launch three original children's TV shows this summer for Prime members on the company's instant video service.

  • May 8- John Malone's Liberty Global Plc and Discovery Communications Inc said they would jointly buy UK- based All3Media, producer of hit TV shows such as "Skins" and "Midsomer Murders", for about $300 million.

  • Diddy predicts Revolt TV will be as big as ESPN Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 5:21 PM ET
    Sean 'Diddy' Combs speaks at the REVOLT TV First Annual Upfront presentation in April.

    Sean "Diddy" Combs said Revolt TV, his new cable music network, will be as indispensable as ESPN or The Weather Channel.

  • *Biggest deal for Viacom since split from CBS. April 30- U.S.-based Viacom Inc said on Thursday it would buy British TV broadcaster Channel 5 from media baron Richard Desmond for $760 million as a keystone to develop its worldwide presence.