After the coffee. Before getting over World Cup withdrawal.
The Skinny: If the Justice Department wants to talk to me about the media landscape as it reviews the
Daily Dose: The expected restructuring of Fox's TV operations (see below) will put
Climbing high. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” went through a lot of bananas. The sequel to 2011's
21st Century Fox is expected to unveil a new structure for its television operations this week. Fox Broadcasting will now report to 20th Century Fox Television, the television studio unit. That means studio chiefs Dana Walden and Gary Newman will be overseeing the Fox network. The move, which comes in the wake of Kevin Reilly's departure as head of programming for Fox Broadcasting, also gives Fox Networks Group chief Peter Rice more turf at 21st Century Fox, as Walden and Newman will report to him. Previously, the TV studio reported to Chase Carey, the chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox. More on the expected changes from the
They bought Kenny! In an attempt to bring in more users,
Speak now or forever hold your peace. As is standard operating procedure in any legal review of a big merger, the Justice Department has reached out to top media executives for background chats on Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable. Bloomberg says
Uh, did you do any research before going there? The Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley is famous for restricting media access. While Allen & Co. loves the attention the annual gathering of top media and tech executives gets, they also make it very hard for reporters to actually talk to anyone there, which only adds to the mystique. Apparently someone forgot to tell
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Betsy Sharkey on 30 young actors to watch.