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Fast Chat: Sean 'Diddy' Combs

The rap mogul on the Rat Pack, his brand and building a better mousetrap

Sean Combs, aka Diddy, likes to compare himself to Sinatra. He's done it in interviews for years, and in his new ad for Ciroc vodka (see below—it was filmed in…

Time Warner, Cablevision Bow HBO Go

Last holdouts will finally carry streaming video service

Two of the last major cable provider holdouts have finally agreed to carry HBO's online streaming video service HBO Go. Cablevision announced that it has reached a deal that allows the…

Finally, Time Warner and Cablevision to Offer HBO GO

Last major holdouts will finally carry the streaming video service

Two of the last major cable provider holdouts have finally agreed to carry HBO's online streaming video service. Earlier today, Cablevision announced that it has reached a deal that will…

Hulu Sees Audience Growth

Executives credit new content deals with year-end bump in audience

After one of the most tumultuous years in the site’s history, Hulu has happened upon some good news. According to a report by online marketing research firm comScore, the video…

After Reshuffling Schedule, CNN Sees Ratings Lift

Numbers an improvement from disastrous 2010

After a bleak 2010, CNN has seen an improvement in its ratings. For the year (as of mid-December), prime-time viewership is up 18 percent (with an average total viewership of…

Christiane Amanpour Departs 'This Week'

Will host a new weekday public affairs program on CNN International

Christiane Amanpour has left her position as host of the ABC News Sunday morning program This Week. She will become global affairs anchor and host prime-time specials at ABC. Amanpour…

Reporting From Baghdad, I'm Ryan Seacrest

Rumors swirl as NBC tries to find Lauer replacement

The rumors last week about NBC considering Ryan Seacrest as a replacement for Matt Lauer on The Today Show raised some eyebrows in the blogosphere. Isn’t The Today Show still…

Executives at Struggling OWN Consider Changing Course

Shift could put network at odds with Oprah's image

Executives at OWN think they may have found a way to salvage Oprah Winfrey's struggling network: by catering more to an African-American audience. That may help ratings, but it would…

IFC Bets the House on Hipsters

The indie film network is remaking itself with original programming

You may never watch IFC again. Any other network might be concerned about that, but IFC is cool with it. The AMC-owned cable channel is pursuing a novel strategy as it…

Hot List: Digital

Facebook and Spotify are among the year's hottest digital media companies

Social Media Site Facebook Call it a bully, a new paradigm, a blessing, a curse—whatever you call Facebook, its presence and power is undeniable. Today the social network has more than 800…

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