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Fox’s Maria Bartiromo Follows Everyone From Matt Damon to Matt Drudge on Twitter

She’s a big Google Plus user, too

Specs Who Maria Bartiromo Claim to fame: Global markets editor, Fox Business Network; host of Opening Bell With Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business (weekdays at 9 a.m. ET) and Sunday Morning Futures With Maria…

French Resistance Crumbles in Netflix Debut

But company still faces stiff cable competition

Netflix broke through some heavy French telecom resistance today as it debuted its video-on-demand service in six more European countries. One of France's major telecom companies, Bouygues, announced that it…

Jim Parsons Hits the Stratosphere

The star of TV's biggest show talks about The Big Bang Theory, Emmy Awards and Larry Kramer

Honestly, if this keeps up, they’re just going to have to rename the Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Comedy the Jim Parsons Award. Last week, the 41-year-old won…

The Emmys Are Basically Fantasy Football for Network Executives

The point isn't to get the right award, it's to get as many awards as possible

The Emmy Awards are a game. That doesn't mean they're worthless, or meaningless, or cynical; it just means that there is high-level strategy around who gets what award and why, beyond…

Reed Hastings Says on Facebook That Netflix Has Passed HBO in Subscriber Revenue

Mark Zuckerberg likes this post

Reed Hastings continues to push the HBO comparison—and to talk up any moment when Netflix passes a key HBO metric—but he has a great one to push here: Netflix's $1.146…

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…

John Oliver Quotes the IAB in Blistering Takedown of Native Ads

Proposal for BP-sponsored BuzzFeed post: '11 Sea Creatures Who Deserved to Die'

John Oliver's half-hour comedy news show on HBO has one really amazing regular feature: Rather than a lengthy interview or a musical guest, Oliver goes on a hilarious, impeccably researched…

With a Redesigned Website, The New Yorker Hires an Ad Agency

SS+K lands assignment after a review

The New Yorker has a redesigned website, a new paywall system in the works and now an ad agency to promote it all.  SS+K in New York has landed the assignment after…

Neil Gaiman's American Gods Finds a Home at Starz

Cable net goes script-to-series with FremantleMedia adaptation

It's been rumored for years and now coming to pass: Neil Gaiman's beloved fantasy novel American Gods has a network ready to develop a long-rumored TV adaptation. The deal, initially,…

Time Warner Cable Moves All NYC Subscribers' Channels Right Before Game of Thrones

Consumer goodwill not achieved

Time Warner Cable, in what the company says is an effort to improve user experience, decided to group its customers' channels together by genre and move HD versions to lower…

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