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Topic: Barry Diller

Newsweek Sold Again

This time to IBT Media

Newsweek has been sold again, this time to IBT Media.  This is the third ownership change for the 80-year-old newsweekly since it was sold in 2010 by the Washington Post Co.…

Newsweek Daily Beast CEO Baba Shetty Resigns

Digital First Media reportedly interested in buying news mag

Baba Shetty, the Newsweek Daily Beast Co. CEO, is leaving the company ahead of Newsweek's planned sale, Tina Brown announced today in a company-wide memo. Shetty, who was the chief…

Report: IAC Seeks Buyer for Newsweek [Updated]

Sale would be third in three years

IAC has confirmed reports that it's seeking a buyer for the hobbled newsweekly, which has already been sold twice in the past three years, then ended its U.S. print edition. In…

No More Quiet Period for CBS

Les Moonves eyes 10 percent CPM hikes in upfront

Les Moonves on Wednesday broke his uncharacteristic silence, telling CBS Corp. investors that his sales team would look to secure the highest CPM increases in the upfront marketplace. Speaking at the…

Aereo Boston Launch Draws Broadcaster Ire

CBS readies lawsuit in Beantown

Aereo, the Barry Diller-backed controversial pay TV service that streams TV signals over the Internet, has selected Boston as the next market in its planned 22-city rollout. The service will…

Broadcasters Petition Court for New Hearing in Aereo Case

Petition is next step to protect copyright

Two weeks after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals refused to shut down Aereo, New York TV station owners petitioned the court for an "en banc" hearing.  "This petition is an…

Broadcasters Lose to Aereo in Appeals Court

Diller-backed service can keep streaming local TV signals

It's not looking good for broadcasters locked in a lawsuit with Aereo, a pay TV service that "rents" tiny TV antennas to customers in order to stream local TV signals…

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Ivi's Case

Lower court injunction stands against TV streamer

Ivi, a pay TV service that was streaming over-the-air TV signals on the Internet without permission, has finally reached the end of the road in court. The Supreme Court on Monday…

Aereo Expands Its Market Lineup

Barry Diller's streaming service also secures more financing

Barry Diller's oft-sued startup Aereo isn't just refusing to back down, it's expanding. The broadcast streaming service will hit some 22 new cities in 2013, including Austin and Houston, Texas,…

NewsBeast Brings in New CEO

Replaces Stephen Colvin

The Newsweek Daily Beast Co. has named a new CEO as Barry Diller’s IAC forges a new path for the news outlet and faces fresh questions about its future. Baba…

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