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Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm.
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.
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.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
April 30- U.S.-based Viacom Inc said on Thursday it will buy British TV broadcaster Channel 5 from media baron Richard Desmond for $760 million as a keystone to develop its worldwide presence.
U.S. stock index futures pushed higher on Thursday, ahead of first quarter results from ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and MasterCard, among others.
April 30- U.S. media company Viacom Inc said it will buy British free-to-air TV broadcaster Channel 5 from media baron Richard Desmond for 450 million pounds to expand in the United Kingdom.
May 1- Viacom Inc, which owns cable networks MTV and Comedy Central, reported a 4 percent rise in quarterly profit as increased advertising revenue from its cable business offset weakness in its film entertainment division. Viacom, which owns movie studio Paramount Pictures, earned $1.08 per share, excluding items.
April 30- U.S. media company Viacom Inc said it will buy British free-to-air TV broadcaster Channel 5 from media baron Richard Desmond for 450 million pounds to expand in the United Kingdom. Viacom, which owns cable networks such as MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, said it would look to introduce more UK- created content to global audiences.
Stocks closed out April with a bang and many watchers believe this is not the year to sell in May.
April 30- British media baron Richard Desmond will announce that he is selling free-to-air TV broadcaster Channel 5 to U.S.-based Viacom Inc for up to 450 million pounds, The Guardian reported On Wednesday, without citing sources.
Ira Kay, the top CEO-compensation consultant, is on a mission to defend rising executive compensation, despite outrage from shareholders.
What a week on "Squawk Box"! Bill Ackman teams up with Valeant to buy Botox-maker Allergan. Novartis' buying and selling and lil' Squawkers running the show.
April 23- Amazon will begin streaming some HBO shows to its premium customers next month, the companies said on Wednesday, in a move that could lure subscribers away from Netflix Inc, a company they both compete with. HBO shows are not available through Netflix. Netflix shares fell 4.9 percent to $354.54.
Big media stocks have fallen out of favor. But investors should consider Twenty-First Century Fox, which is investing in growth.
Kay Koplovitz is bringing mobile video to the masses to empower women—and other, disadvantaged groups worldwide—who are not connected to the Net.
NEW YORK, April 10- Four music labels filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on Thursday against the file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder Kim Dotcom, three days after several major movie studios did the same.
April 9- Hearst TV said on Wednesday it signed an agreement with Dish Network Corp ending a blackout that affected Dish subscribers who could not see programs from ABC, NBC and CBS broadcast affiliate stations in 25 markets. "We appreciate the support and patience of our viewers, advertisers and local communities served by our stations," Hearst said in a statement.