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Supreme Court Soon to Consider Whether to Take Aereo Case Could decide future of broadcast TV model

The Supreme Court may decide Jan. 10 whether to review broadcasters' beef against Aereo. The court will announce soon thereafter if it will hear the case in 2014. Broadcasters, including TV…

January 2, 2014, 3:03 PM EST

FXX Lands The Simpsons in Biggest Off-Net Deal Ever Spinoff net nails down all 530 episodes of Fox’s animated comedy

Two months after Twentieth Century Fox Television began accepting bids for the off-net cable rights to the longest-running scripted series in TV history, a corporate sibling has emerged the victor. FXX…

November 15, 2013, 12:06 PM EST

Hulu Names Mike Hopkins CEO, Forssell Out Interim chief to leave the company

As reported, Hulu has struck a deal to make former Fox Networks Group president of distribution Mike Hopkins its new CEO, effective immediately. Less expectedly, interim CEO Andy Forssell will…

October 17, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT

Fox's Distribution Head Mike Hopkins May Succeed Andy Forssell as Hulu CEO Deal rumored to be close

Per a report from Bloomberg last night, Fox Networks president of distribution Mike Hopkins is close to being named CEO of Disney/21st Century Fox/Comcast joint venture Hulu. After founder Jason…

October 11, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

FXX Launches to Big Ratings Gains Newbie net shows vast improvement over precursor Fox Soccer Channel

FXX went live Monday at 7 a.m. EDT, and it’s already quite a bit more popular than precursor Fox Soccer Channel. According to Nielsen’s fast national ratings, FXX in its first…

September 3, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

A Solid Upfront Buoyed TV Stocks $19 billion in booked ad dollars leads to 30 percent value hike

A solid if slow-moving $19 billion upfront marketplace that segued nicely into a stream of upbeat quarterly numbers has propelled TV media stocks to new heights as darlings of Wall Street. Despite…

August 11, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT

Fox Will Invest $150 Million in Broadcast Programming Strategy ‘offensive, not defensive,’ says Chase Carey

The newly-created 21st Century Fox had its first earnings call on Tuesday afternoon, and, perhaps befitting its status as half of the old News Corp., took half as long as…

August 6, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

Hulu Off the Market, Will Get $750 Million Cash Infusion Worried brands can breathe a sigh of relief

Brands and agencies fearful that Hulu might be mismanaged by a new owner can breathe easier, as the video site is no longer for sale. Joint owners 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal…

July 12, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT

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