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  • UPDATE 1-MTV names Sean Atkins as president Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 6:30 PM ET

    Sept 30- MTV, the music and reality-TV focused television network owned by Viacom Inc, on Wednesday named veteran media executive Sean Atkins as its president. He also has executive experience at HBO and Yahoo Inc, MTV said. Viacom has been plagued by declining ratings for its youth-centric TV channels such as MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon, and advertising revenue has...

  • Starboard pushes Media General to take Nexstar deal Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— One day after Media General received a $1.9 billion buyout offer, activist investor Starboard Value LP urged the television company to take it and to drop its $2.4 billion pursuit of Meredith Corp.. Starboard, which owns about a 4.5 percent stake in Media General, called the Monday bid from Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc. "highly strategic."

  • Steve Jobs movie is ‘not opportunistic’: Sorkin Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 9:18 AM ET
    Steve Jobs at Macworld in 2004.

    As Danny Boyle's latest creation "Steve Jobs" hits cinemas this Fall, already controversy is stirring thanks to Jobs' successor, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook.

  • Nexstar Broadcasting, attempting to drive to wedge between Media General and Meredith Corp., offered nearly $1.9 billion to buy Media General on Monday. The deal, according to Media General, would create a company with almost 90 television stations in 54 markets and magazines including Better Homes and Gardens and Martha Stewart Living.

  • TALLINN, Estonia— Estonia has launched its first full-scale Russian-language television channel in an attempt to lure the country's sizable Russian-speaking minority away from Moscow's sphere of influence. A substantial number of Estonia's Russian-speakers have so far tuned in to Moscow's state-run channels and "don't often know much about what's...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 27- Facebook Inc introduced a slate of new advertising products on Sunday, most of which are aimed at luring television advertisers onto the 1.5- billion user social network. It has the world's most popular smartphone app and generates more than three-quarters of its $10 billion- plus in annual ad revenue on phones. The rollout of the new...

  • Will this become the 'Netflix of sports'? Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 12:33 PM ET
    Andre Roberts of the Washington Redskins attempts to catch a pass against Trevin Wade of the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 24, 2015, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

    Perform Group to launch a livestreaming sports service. Major soccer leagues and the NFL have signed on.

  • Do digital upstarts threaten ESPN's 'SportsCenter'? Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Anchor Kevin Negandhi (right) talks with Tim Tebow (center) and Mack Brown. File Photo.

    Reports say the sports media leader will lay off up to 300 people and vastly change its flagship "SportsCenter" show.

  • Netflix's big data binge-watching play Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    Netflix's big data binge-watching play

    Charlie Warzel, BuzzFeed, discusses how Netflix is using big data to determine when a viewer becomes hooked on a show.

  • Amy Schumer memoir scheduled for release late 2016 Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 6:44 PM ET
    Amy Schumer

    The Emmy Award-winning actress, filmmaker and comedian has a deal for a memoir scheduled to come out in late 2016.

  • 'Law & Order': Changing TV history Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    'Law & Order': Changing TV history

    Warren Leight, Law & Order SVU showrunner, discusses how his hit television series has been able to survive the growing competition on cable, broadcast and streaming services.

  • Trump plays straight man to host Stephen Colbert Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 6:18 AM ET
    Donald Trump leaves 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' at Ed Sullivan Theater on September 22, 2015 in New York City.

    Peppering Trump with questions and wisecracks during his appearance, the CBS host reduced the usually domineering Trump to straight-man status.

  • HBO content much better than Netflix: Pro Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 4:10 PM ET
    HBO content much better than Netflix: Pro

    Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities managing director of equity research, and Youssef Squali, Cantor Fitzgerald global head of Internet and media, discuss the importance of Emmy wins for new media.

  • Altice to buy Cablevision Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 11:05 AM ET
    Altice to buy Cablevision

    Henry Blodget, Business Insider, shares his thoughts on Cablevision's agreement to sell itself to European telecom giant Altice.

  • Altice in talks to buy Cablevision Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 7:19 AM ET
    Altice in talks to buy Cablevision

    Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson founder, shares his thoughts on Cablevision's agreement to sell itself to European telecom giant Altice.

  • Altice to buy Cablevision in $17.7B deal Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 6:26 AM ET
    Altice to buy Cablevision in $17.7B deal

    It's surprising they're paying this much, says Rich Greenfield, BTIG analyst, sharing his thoughts on Cablevision's agreement to sell itself to European telecom giant Altice.

  • Nostalgic for '90s cartoons? The wait could be over Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 3:59 PM ET
    The Splat

    Nickelodeon could be in the process of developing a channel strictly for classic '90s TV shows.

  • Nina Tassler to step down from CBS entertainment role Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    Nina Tassler to step down from CBS entertainment role

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on a shakeup at CBS entertainment as chairman Nina Tassler steps down.

  • Meet Trump's replacement on 'Celebrity Apprentice' Monday, 14 Sep 2015 | 1:37 PM ET
    Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace Donald Trump as host of "Celebrity Apprentice".

    NBC announced that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be replacing Donald Trump as the host of "Celebrity Apprentice." Today reports.

  • NFL's Hail Mary for new viewers Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 2:03 PM ET
    The Jacksonville Jaguars take the field prior to kickoff against the Dallas Cowboys at Wembley Stadium on Nov. 9, 2014, in London.

    The NFL is pushing digital streams, mobile offerings and bonus online content to get new viewers.