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Topic: Bbc

AMC Gets Big Piece of BBC America for $200 Million

Takes control of U.S. channel

AMC is taking over BBC America, buying a piece of the U.K. broadcasting property for a reported $200 million. The deal gives control to AMC, but BBC Worldwide will retain a…

EBay Suffers Another Security Hack

User credentials have been stolen

Online auction house eBay has once again come under fire for its slow response to a reported hack that drove its buyers to a phony "Welcome" page that gathered users'…

Intruders Star Mira Sorvino Waits Until Her Kids Are Asleep to Binge on Banshee

But it’s all about Gator Boys when they're awake

Specs Who Mira Sorvino Age 46 Accomplishments Oscar-winning actress, currently starring in The Intruders on BBC America (Saturdays at 10/9c); United Nations Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking Base Los Angeles  What’s the first information…

Yahoo Buying Mobile App Company Flurry [Updated]

Paying 'hundreds of millions'

Yahoo is buying Flurry, a mobile app advertising and data firm, the companies said today. CEO Marissa Mayer's latest acquisition should give Yahoo a bigger presence in mobile advertising, an…

14 Digital Trends on Kleiner Perkins' Venture Capital Radar

Mary Meeker on who shall inherit the Web

Snapchat and WhatsApp both account for 700 million photos shared daily. The average Google user is six times more valuable than the average Facebook user. Buzzfeed is big on Facebook…

F@¢K Yeah! HBO Renews Veep, Silicon Valley

Quick pick-ups for foul-mouthed Sunday comedies

HBO has picked up its merrily profane Beltway comedy, Veep, for a fourth season, while locking in the newbie Mike Judge strip, Silicon Valley, for a second run.  Created by Armando…

Olivia Wilde and Gus Van Zant Ink Deals With Learnist

Popular smartphone app attracts big names

Learnist, an app that's grown to three million monthly active users in less than two years, is ready to test the so-called freemium market. For the uninitiated, "freemium" is a…

Coming to a Movie Theater Near You: Ads Featuring Tweets and Vines

Twitter looks to expand second-screen presence

Twitter and National CineMedia (NCM) are looking for a brand to buy into a one-year exclusive deal that will entail social media-anchored advertising on the big screen. The partnership was initially…

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special Breaks Records

Show lands a Guinness entry for most simulcasts, tops BBC America's historic highs

UPDATE: NCM and BBC America released box office figures for the movie theater screenings: the 3D-enabled event took in gross receipts of some $4.77 from about 320,000 tickets for a…

Has Halloween Become the Start of Fall Cable?

Some big horror shows have completely changed the landscape

Since AMC first unleashed The Walking Dead in 2010, Halloween has served as a launch pad for horror-themed cable series. The obvious synergies aside, Oct. 31 is a great night…

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