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Fox Spills the Beans on Upfront Slate Network orders up four dramas and five comedies

Having finished the process of selecting its new original series for the upcoming broadcast season, Fox on Wednesday evening took the unconventional step of revealing its picks ahead of next…

May 9, 2013, 4:17 AM EDT

A Very Brief History of Web Video From lonelygirl15 to billions of viewers

December 1995-January 1999 After seeing Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s short Spirit of Christmas, TV exec Brian Graden commissions a second video he distributes to friends on VHS. The video—and…

April 29, 2013, 10:06 PM EDT

Will News Corp. Pursue a Subscription Model? [Updated] Univision, CBS join Chase Carey in taking aim at Aereo

Chase Carey minced no words when it comes to Aereo. Addressing broadcasters gathered in Las Vegas for the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention, the News Corp. president and CEO…

April 8, 2013, 3:47 PM EDT

Will Hulu's Interim CEO Be Able to Keep Everyone Happy? Andy Forssell knows his content partners, and it looks like they're going to be his main job

Andy Forssell's appointment as interim CEO at Hulu isn't necessarily a surprise, but it does suggest that Hulu is worried about one thing and one thing only at the moment:…

March 15, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT

Fox Sports 1 to Launch Aug. 17 News Corp. takes the wraps off its bid to take share from ESPN

After months of speculation—and 15 years of behind-the-scenes machinations—Fox Sports on Tuesday officially announced plans to launch a national cable sports network. And while the ultimate goal is to topple…

March 5, 2013, 6:03 PM EST

News Corp. Critic Sen. Lautenberg Won't Seek Re-Election in 2014 Formal announcement set for Friday

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), a persistent critic of News Corp. and media consolidation, said Thursday he will not seek re-election in 2014. The 89-year-old Senator confirmed his plans to the Newark,…

February 14, 2013, 4:49 PM EST

MarketWatch Lays Off Staff Several longtime staffers let go

Add Dow Jones’ MarketWatch to the parade of media companies laying off staff lately. A spokeswoman for the business site confirmed it’s trimmed a number of its 90-person news staff. The rep…

February 1, 2013, 4:48 PM EST

'New' News Corp. Fills Executive Ranks London-based execs named chief strategy officer and chief creative officer

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. is organizing ranks at its proposed separate publishing arm, which it's currently calling the "New News Corporation." Anoushka Healy, the group managing editor of News Corp.'s London…

February 1, 2013, 11:08 AM EST

Hulu CEO and CTO to Step Down Jason Kilar, Rich Tom leaving the company between now and March

Well, it was pretty clear to most people that this was coming: Jason Kilar is leaving Hulu, presumably with a huge payout. The exec's exit package has been estimated at…

January 4, 2013, 5:16 PM EST

Hulu's Annual Revenue Approaches $700 Million Online video service claims subscriptions have doubled year over year

It's been a good year for Hulu. Despite a lot of noise about a possible IPO and some hand-wringing over whether or not Jason Kilar would keep his post as…

December 17, 2012, 3:43 PM EST

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