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Media Publishing

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 17- SpringerNature, the publisher of science magazines Nature and Scientific American, is preparing a 2018 stock market listing valuing the company at up to 4 billion euros, people close to the matter said. The SpringerNature joint venture is 53- percent owned by German publisher Holtzbrinck, with buyout group BC Partners holding the rest.

  • Changes to education publishing hurts short term, but is a long term growth opportunity

    Pearson CEO John Fallon says that disruption in education publishing will hurt his company in the short term, but are a long-term growth opportunity.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after firing co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Co-Chairman Bob Weinstein, Harvey's brother and fellow co-founder, on Friday had denied the firm was seeking to...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Colony Capital, which has about $20 billion in assets under management, will provide an immediate...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Colony Capital, which has about $20 billion in assets under management, will provide an immediate...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Colony Capital, which has about $20 billion in assets under management, will provide an immediate...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Colony Capital, which has about $20 billion in assets under management, will provide an immediate...

  • Oct 16- The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Colony Capital, which has about $20 billion in assets under management, will provide an immediate capital...

  • ZURICH, Oct 11- Novartis has decided not to sell its roughly $14 billion, 33 percent voting stake in Roche following a review, Chairman Joerg Reinhardt said in an interview published on Wednesday in Swiss newspaper HandelsZeitung. In May 2016, Chief Executive Officer Joe Jimenez said he was ready to sell the Roche stake without demanding a premium and that...

  • LONDON, Oct 8- HSBC wants to appoint company insider John Flint as its next chief executive and has approached regulators seeking their approval, Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said. Europe's biggest bank has told the Bank of England it wants approval for Flint, who currently runs the lender's retail and wealth management businesses, to take over from Stuart...

  • Ian Hurst, who ran agents inside the IRA in Northern Ireland in the 1980 s, sued Murdoch's News Group Newspapers after learning from a BBC news report in 2011 that his emails had been hacked. Hurst's lawyer, Jeremy Reed, said at the High Court in London that News Group acknowledged the agent's emails had been intercepted "routinely and intensively" over several...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 4- Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, said on Wednesday it has made its first major investment outside of news with a majority investment in Grateful Ventures, an online media company that focuses on lifestyle content including videos about food and cooking. Grateful Ventures will initially produce videos and content about food and cooking...

  • Hugh Hefner, iconic founder of Playboy, has died at age 91

    Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine, died Wednesday at his Beverly Hills-area home, the Playboy Mansion, at age 91.

  • Hugh Hefner attends a press conference at the 35th Anniversary Playboy Jazz Festival on June 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

    Playboy magazine inspired and rode the "sexual revolution" of the 1960s and '70s as a force for changing attitudes.

  • Sept 22- Time Inc said on Friday it was looking to sell several assets, including Time Inc UK, and warned it experienced more-than-anticipated softness in both print and advertising revenue during the current quarter. The publisher, which said in April that it would not sell itself, said assets identified for sale include Time Customer Service and a majority...

  • Sept 22- Time Inc said on Friday it was looking to sell several assets, including Time Inc UK, and warned it experienced more-than-anticipated softness in both print and advertising revenue during the current quarter. The assets identified for sale include Time Customer Service and a majority stake in the Essence magazine, the company said in a regulatory...

  • Sept 22- Magazine publisher Time Inc said it was looking to sell several assets, including Time Inc UK, Time Customer Service and a majority stake in the Essence magazine. The New York- based publisher of Sports Illustrated, People and namesake Time also said it experienced softness in both print and advertising revenue during the current quarter relative to the...

  • PARIS, Sept 21- French publishers La Martiniere Groupe and Media-Participations announced talks over a merger that could create a group with combined revenues of more than 560 million euros, in the latest sign of consolidation in the industry. La Martiniere, which owns the well-known Parisian literary publishing house Le Seuil, had 2016 revenues of 206...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a defamation lawsuit brought by three University of Virginia graduates against Rolling Stone magazine over a now-retracted article describing an alleged gang rape at their fraternity. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced its decision two days after Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner...

  • Sept 17- Wenner Media said it is exploring strategic options for its majority interest in the Rolling Stone magazine, as the New York- based publisher continues to shift from its print media business amid falling ad revenues. Rolling Stone, the top brand in music publishing, brings out 12 international editions in Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, France,...