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Starz Will End Netflix Partnership

Negotiations over renewal break down

Netflix stock slumped in after-hours trading late today after Starz Entertainment announced that it will not renew its distribution deal with the movie rental website when its contract expires in…

Fox Fires Back at Gawker

Dismisses, but doesn't deny, story about Bill O'Reilly, his wife, and Nassau County cops

Fox News is firing back at Gawker for its Bill O’Reilly story. Earlier today, Gawker posted what it billed as a major exclusive—a story by John Cook claiming that prime-time…

As Irene Approaches, Weather Channel Braces for Ratings

Storm scare has benefits

In the community of media-world meteorologists, there seem to be two distinct schools of thought on how to report a hurricane. The Weather Channel sees a massive ratings bump in times…

Hulu Buyer May Be Getting a Network, Not a Video Platform

Original programs may replace hit shows

Hulu’s network partners—ABC, NBC and Fox—have had a famously ambivalent relationship with the video venture since its launch in 2008. Now, as Hulu readies itself for a sale with initial bids…

MSNBC Late to the Qaddafi Party

Less interested in Libya news than bear videos, at least this weekend

As rebel forces breached the walls of Tripoli yesterday, and Muammar el-Qaddafi’s brutal reign seemed poised for a spectacular collapse after months of civil war, American cable news outlets were…

Joel Hyatt: 'A Natural Thing' to Reclaim CEO Title

Current TV boss plays up network's tilt toward news

Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt says that the departure of his former co-chief Mark Rosenthal at the network a few weeks ago came amidst a broader push to revamp Current…

Viacom, Cablevision Settle Suit Over iPad App

MSO will continue to offer Viacom content on mobile devices

A short-run feud between Cablevision and Viacom has been resolved. Earlier today, the two companies announced that they will settle a lawsuit Viacom had filed against Cablevision over the MSO’s Optimum…

TBS Cancels 'George Lopez Tonight'

Poor ratings no longer justified the expensive production

After ceding his 11 p.m. time slot to Conan O’Brien, comedian George Lopez is facing a far more significant indignity: cancelation. TBS on Wednesday confirmed that it has pulled the plug…

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong

Mixed Quarter for AOL

Slight rise in ad revenues, as Armstrong touts company's premium content

AOL chief Tim Armstrong says that he wants to build his company into one of the world’s leading media concerns. The road there is proving a little bumpy. In their Q2…

Fast Chat: CNN President Ken Jautz

The head of network's U.S. operation talks about his primetime strategy

Since taking over as president of U.S. operations at CNN last September, Ken Jautz has been struggling to jazz-up what had become a snoozing network—at least by the clamorous standards…

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