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  • Jan. 12, 2010, 3:50 PM
    In the latest step in ongoing (offscreen) drama at NBC (GE), Conan O'Brien releases a statement saying he won't host a Tonight Show that starts after a newly re-late-nighted Jay Leno. He adds he has no offers from other nets right now - tamping down Fox (NWS) rumors.
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  • Jan. 9, 2010, 3:03 PM
    CBS (CBS) entertainment chief Nina Tassler thanks NBC (GE) for moving Jay Leno to prime time TV. "We have to realize that ABC (DIS), Fox (NWS) and CBS all fared very well during this experimental phase for NBC," she says, adding the failed move "allowed (CBS) to get a bigger piece of the ad revenue pie at 10 p.m."
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  • Jan. 5, 2010, 7:54 AM
    Aiming for increased cooperation between divisions, Dow Jones (NWS) is merging its consumer media group, which includes The Wall Street Journal and Barron's, with its research tools and news wire services, and is reshuffling management.
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  • Jan. 4, 2010, 12:53 PM
    Sure, Fox (NWS) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) have made up - for now - but more than three million Cablevision (CVC) subscribers are still jonesing for their homelife-channel fix, as a finger-pointing pay dispute keeps HGTV and the Food Network (SNI) off the cable net for the fourth day. Time for a wheezing business model to embrace a la carte pricing?
  • Jan. 4, 2010, 8:21 AM
    In case anyone wondered how Time Warner Cable (TWC) planned to pay for its increased fees to Fox (NWS).
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  • Jan. 3, 2010, 7:07 PM
    Avatar (NWS) sails by $1B at the world box office, making it the fourth-biggest movie of all time after just three weeks. Sherlock Holmes (TWS) retained second spot, followed by Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (NWS) and It's Complicated (GE).
  • Jan. 1, 2010, 8:39 PM
    Time Warner Cable (TWC) and the Fox network (NWS) come to agreement on fees for carrying Fox's channels. Terms were undisclosed (Fox had wanted $1 per subscriber per month, while sources had put TWC's offer around 25 cents per), but the deal - notable for the linking of fees to existing broadcast channels instead of new cable channels - is liable to have an impact across the pay TV industry. (earlier)
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  • Jan. 1, 2010, 3:07 AM
    Fox (NWS) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) ink a temporary extension, saving millions of couch potatoes a New Year without Bart Simpson. Here's why they're playing nice: "Neither side is well-positioned for a long standoff. TWC... faces stiff competition for video customers from satellite providers and phone companies... Fox will also be hurt by a loss in advertising dollars if more than 13M homes are not able to see its shows." (previously)
  • Dec. 31, 2009, 3:50 PM
    With Fox programming (NWS -0.9%) set to go dark on many Time Warner Cable (TWC -1.2%) lineups at midnight - threatening some heavily watched college football bowl games - TWC agrees to a 30-day cooling-off period in their carriage dispute, and urges the same from Fox.
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  • Dec. 31, 2009, 7:39 AM
    News Corp. (NWS) COO Chase Carey told employees it's unlikely a deal with Time Warner Cable (TWC) will be reached in time to prevent NWS's TV networks from being pulled from TWC on New Years Day. NWS wants TWC to pay $1 per subscriber per month for its shows, which would set a new precedent in an industry that has thus far relied primarily on ad revenue.
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  • Dec. 28, 2009, 3:13 PM
    The cost of Tiger Wood's fender bender to his corporate sponsors? $12B, according to a new study. The study focused on nine publicly-traded sponsors: Accenture (ACN); Amex (AXP); AT&T (T); Tiger Woods Golf (ERTS); Gillette (PG); Nike (NKE); Gatorade (PEP); TLC Laser Eye Centers; and Golf Digest (NWS). "(The) pattern of losses is unlikely to stem from ordinary day-to-day variation in their stock prices," researchers write.
  • Dec. 28, 2009, 8:38 AM
    Americans spent $278M at the box office over Christmas weekend, a new record. Avatar (NWS) led with $75M in sales, fueled by strong sales at large-screen Imax (IMAX) locations. The debut of Sherlock Holmes (TWX) brought in $24.9M, a record for a Christmas Day debut. Third place went to Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (NWS), at $50.2M.
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  • Dec. 24, 2009, 9:39 AM
    For the first time ever, Hollywood passes $10B at the box office. And that's before the mob scene expected this weekend, with debuts of Sherlock Holmes (TWX), and It's Complicated (GE, CMCSA), and with Avatar (NWS) in only it's second weekend.
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  • Dec. 23, 2009, 10:43 AM
    Sources say the battle between Time Warner Cable (TWC -1.6%) and News Corp. (NWS -1.1%) over Fox insisting on cash payments for its subscribers could get bloody, with both sides fully prepared to "go dark" if an agreement isn't reached by the deadline of midnight, Dec. 31.
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  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:45 PM
    Sen. John Kerry's message for Time Warner Cable (TWC -0.7%) and Fox Television (NWS -0.9%): Don't dare let your ongoing carriage fight disrupt showing Americans college football's bowl games.
  • Dec. 21, 2009, 11:32 AM
    News Corp. (NWS +2%) will spend up to €120M ($172M) on another increase in its stake in broadcaster Sky Deutschland, to as much as 45.4%. The German broadcaster has been limping and expects to lose as much as €170M in 2010.
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News Corp is a diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers and businesses.