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  • BERLIN— A new poll suggests the Swiss are willing to continue paying fees for public broadcasting ahead of a referendum being closely watched across Europe. Backers of the proposal, to be voted on March 4, say charging households 451.10 Swiss francs a year to use radio and television is excessive. Opponents warn it could imperial an important public service in...

  • A man holds a copy of the book 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' by Michael Wolff after buying it at a bookstore in Washington, DC on January 5, 2018.

    Endeavor Content has acquired the rights to the book and plans to develop it into a TV show or a feature film, the New York Times reports.

  • Comcast Corporation chairman & CEO Brian Roberts.

    Nomura Instinet downgrades Comcast to neutral from buy, saying the media giant is facing several challenges.

  • Leslie Moonves, Chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation (l) and Shari Redstone Vice Chairperson of Viacom.

    Shari Redstone has discussed adding new directors to the CBS board as she renews her push to merge the company with Viacom.

  • Cramer Remix: This 'story never told' should calm fears of a major market decline

    Jim Cramer said there’s one thing that this market needs to do to curb the major stock shortage facing investors.

  • Jim Cramer on "Mad Money."

    Jim Cramer said there’s one thing that this market needs to do to curb the major stock shortage facing investors.

  • PARIS, Jan 15- French media group Mediawan is in talks over buying a majority stake in the TV business of film director Luc Besson's EuropaCorp business. Besides the EuropaCorp/TV business, Mediawan was also in talks over buying majority stakes in TV production companies Makever and Mon Voisin Productions. Mediawan was founded by Pierre-Antoine Capton,...

  • Phil Rosenthal on CNBC's "On the Money."

    Somebody Feed Phil showcases 6 cities where the Everybody Loves Raymond creator eats an assortment of food from high-end restaurants to street vendors.

  • The Wrap's Sharon Waxman: Pretty clear consolidation is the 'order of the day' for media companies

    Sharon Waxman, TheWrap.com editor, discusses her report on CBS and Viacom seeking a possible merger. CNBC's Seema Mody reports offers an update.

  • *Shares among worst performers on Paris stock market. PARIS, Jan 12- Vivendi's shares fell on Friday after the media giant said its 2017 profitability would be hit by lingering costs at pay-TV division Canal Plus. Vivendi was among the worst performers on France's benchmark CAC-40 stock market index, falling 1.2 percent to 24.01 euros in early session trading.

  • ATHENS, Jan 11- Six media groups have applied to get TV licenses in Greece in the latest effort by government to shake up what it sees as a debt-ridden, unregulated broadcasting sector. Licensing Greece's television broadcasters has been an major objective of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's left-led government, which has called them "vampires" living on...

  • ATHENS, Jan 11- Six media groups have applied to get TV licenses in Greece in the latest effort by government to shake up what it sees as a debt-ridden, unregulated broadcasting sector. Licensing Greece's television broadcasters has been an major objective of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's left-led government, which has called them "vampires" living on...

  • WARSAW, Poland— Poland's media regulator says it has lifted a fine imposed last month on a private American-owned television broadcaster. The fine by the National Broadcasting Council had drawn criticism, including from the U.S. State Department, which said it undermined media freedom in Poland. TVN was bought for $2 billion by Scripps Networks Interactive,...

  • **TV broadcaster's shares jump as much as 11.2 pct to a more-than-8-month high of $39.60. **Sinclair Broadcast in deal to sell Twenty-First Century Fox about 10 TV stations, sources tell Reuters. **Channels being sold will include some in key NFL markets, which will help Fox earn more ads for its NFL broadcast rights.

  • DISH CEO Erik Carlson

    At the Consumer Electronics Show, Dish CEO Erik Carlson speaks with CNBC's Julia Boorstin about the priorities for the television company and competition in the cord-cutting space .

  • Women have made up about 36 to 38 percent of newspaper newsrooms for roughly the last 20 years, said Scott Reinardy, a journalism professor at the University of Kansas who has studied newsroom employment. In local TV news, it's more balanced, according to Radio Television Digital News Association research, but men are still more likely to be news directors.

  • Discovery CEO lays out game plan for growth

    We're going to have a very strong position in nonfiction, says Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav talking about the company's strategy amid a changing media landscape.

  • Jan 10- Rupert Murdoch- controlled Twenty-First Century Fox Inc is looking to finalize a deal to buy about 10 television stations from Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. The Sinclair channels being sold will include some in important U.S. National Football League markets, such as Seattle and Denver, to ease the regulatory...

  • Jan 10- Rupert Murdoch- controlled Twenty-First Century Fox is looking to finalize a deal to buy about 10 television stations from Sinclair Broadcasting Group, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. The Sinclair channels being sold will include some in important U.S. National Football League markets, such as Seattle and Denver, to ease the regulatory...

  • STOCKHOLM, Jan 10- Tele2 has agreed a $3.2 billion takeover of cable TV company Com Hem in a Swedish installment of a global wave of mergers reshaping the telecoms and media sector. If the deal is approved, the new company would be able to sell mobile telephony services to Com Hem's household customers, while Tele2 would add fixed-line connectivity and TV services...