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  • What the new CEO needs to do is improve ITV's sketchy track record in long-form drama and comedy, which have for some years been far weaker than those of the BBC and the huge amount of US shows that fill up the digital world.

  • Tivo

    Tivo has launched a new technology that aims to break down the walls between content on TV and content on the Internet.

  • Jay Leno

    Jay Leno is back and bigger than ever: 6.65 million viewers tuned in for his first night at "The Tonight Show" since leaving for primetime last May.

  • Jay Leno

    The country's on track for the snowiest February in 115 years, which means business, is anything but usual.

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    The country's on track for the snowiest February in 115 years, which means business, is anything but usual.

  • Satellite Radio giant Sirius XM surprised Wall Street and swung to a profit, thanks to over 250,000 new subscribers and effective cost cutting.

  • Movie theaters are finally about to secure the financing they need to convert enough screens to 3-D to drive the next leg of box office growth.

  • People love to deride Twitter as a silly startup with no business model. For a year now I've been insisting that Twitter will gradually build a profitable business, and its latest deal with Yahoo! confirms just that.

  • "Code Advisors," a new media investment bank launching tomorrow, is banking on a surge in media and tech deals, and old media's need to get new media savvy.

  • The Washington Post

    The decline in newspaper advertising has been precipitous: free services like Craigslist have poached classified ad dollars and marketers have shifted their spending to targeted, measurable Internet ads. Publishers have been struggling to cut costs and grow their own online ads.

  • ABC Headquarters

    ABC News is looking to eliminate up to 400 positions by offering buyouts across the news division. The number of people who opt for the "voluntary separation package" will determine whether the company does layoffs and how many people get the axe.

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    After Wal-Mart tried and failed to take on Netflix with a streaming video rental system it launched three years ago with HP. Now, its acquisition of Vudu aims to take that competition to the next level.

  • Thirty years ago, the United States beat Russia in an Olympic hockey game now dubbed “The Miracle on Ice.” We spoke to Howard Schwartz of Grandstand Sports, who has exclusive rights to “Miracle” memorabilia.

  • Cantor Exchange, a division of Cantor Fitzgerald, is on track to get approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for a futures exchange for domestic box office receipts.

  • Workers apply the Apple logo to the exterior of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in preparation for an Apple special event January 26, 2010 in San Francisco, California.

    If Apple cut the price of each TV episode in half - to 99 cents, from $1.99 - would sales on iTunes increase enough to offset the price drop? Experiments are under way to find out, and the head of the nation’s No. 1 television network, CBS, indicated last week that some shows, at least, would be priced under a dollar in the future.

  • It's going to be a whole lot easier for Facebook's 400 million users to spend money and it'll become remarkably simple for anyone to buy ads on the world's largest social network.

  • Disney CEO Bob Iger made it clear after the company's earnings report last week that the company is interested in selling its Miramax division.

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    How well do you know the time when Bob Dylan went electric, LSD went mainstream and "Laugh-In" made sense of it all? Take our 1960s Boomer culture quiz and find out.

  • CBS

    CBS is more reliant on ads than any of the other media giants: the good news is that its results show a gradual ongoing recovery in the ad market.

  • The California economy has been suffering with devastatingly high unemployment and foreclosure rates, and a massive budget crisis. Finally, some good news.

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