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Topic: Barry Diller

Aereo Scores Another Win Against Broadcasters in Boston

Supreme Court petition likely

Broadcasters lost another court ruling against Aereo. A U.S. district judge in Boston denied Hearst TV's request for an injunction against the streaming TV service. Hearst, owner of WCVB, the ABC…

The Daily Beast Has a Post-Tina Brown Future—For Now

Parent company IAC Approves 2014 budget

The Daily Beast will live to see another year—but beyond that is anyone's guess. "The Daily Beast is not for sale and is not closing," interim CEO Rhona Murphy said in…

Following NewsBeast Mess, What's Tina Brown's Next Act?

Considering her options

Now that IAC/Interactive has sold off Newsweek, can Tina Brown’s act be nearing its end? The experiment to combine Newsweek and The Daily Beast was an acknowledged failure. Brown was the…

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…

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