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Topic: 21st Century Fox

Dish Parries With Fox on Programming Fees

This makes three disputes in the last month alone

21st Century Fox has become the latest broadcaster to have its programming pulled from the Dish Network lineup, following similar disputes by Turner Broadcasting and CBS Corp., which led to…

Alibaba Is in Talks With U.S. Movie Studios to Stream in China

Goes shopping for rights after big IPO

Alibaba founder Jack Ma, fresh off his company's record-breaking $22 billion public stock offering, is shopping for U.S. movies to stream online in China. Ma and a group of Alibaba…

What Did TV CEOs Tell Investors About the Weak Ad Market?

Telcos, cars and CPG underspent on television

Now that second-quarter earnings are over for the media sector, we can finally take a good look at what senior media company executives actually said on calls to investors when…

The Deal Is Off Between Fox and Time Warner

21st Century Fox withdraws offer to buy out TWX

That was abrupt: 21st Century Fox today withdrew its long-discussed bid to acquire a controlling interest in Time Warner Entertainment, a megamerger that would have made the resulting entity so…

Time Warner Rebuffed Offer From Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox

Approached in June

Rupert Murdoch's media empire 21st Century Fox made an $80 billion takeover bid last month for Time Warner Inc. but was rebuffed, The New York Times reports. "21st Century Fox can…

MyNetworkTV Gobbles Up Off-Net Rights to The Walking Dead

Zombie apocalypse drama comes to broadcast in the fall

The Walking Dead is staggering its way toward a date with broadcast TV. Beginning this fall, the AMC zombie apocalypse thriller will begin airing on MyNetworkTV, making the 21st Century Fox…

NatGeo's hit Brain Games

Killing Jesus Will Be 4 Hours Long With a Teleplay by the Writer of the Wild Bunch

NatGeo upfront features lots of renewals

Yes, the Bill O'Reilly book-based special to end all Bill O'Reilly book-based specials is too large for just one evening: the National Geographic Channel will air Killing Jesus (to be…

Fox Cancels The X Factor

Simon Cowell series never really caught on

Simon Cowell’s latest attempt to salvage The X Factor has come to naught, as Fox on Friday said it has pulled the plug on the series.  Acknowledging the end of his…

Fox to Secure Controlling Stake in YES Network

Conglomerate to take an 80 percent interest in Yankees’ home RSN

21st Century Fox on Friday announced it would take a controlling stake in YES Network, upping its of Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network, raising its ownership position in the RSN…

Court Denies Fox Appeal to Rehear Hopper Case

Case continues at trial

Dish scored another legal victory against Fox over the Hopper's ability to automatically  skip commercials. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Friday unanimously turned down Fox's petition to rehear the case…

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