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  • Can 'The Purge' surge? CW finishes upfront sales.

    Can 'The Purge' surge? CW finishes upfront sales.
    After the coffee. Before figuring out how to come back as a house cat in my next life. The Skinny: I now am one of those people who no longer has a home phone. It feels a little weird even though I never used it and didn't even know the number. Will...
  • Ex-FCC Chairman Reed Hundt wary of Koch brothers owning L.A. Times

    Ex-FCC Chairman Reed Hundt wary of Koch brothers owning L.A. Times
    A former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said rules limiting common ownership of newspapers and television stations in the same market should be gutted -- even if it clears the way for media mogul Rupert Murdoch to control more news...
  • 'The Purge' should top 'The Internship.' Tyler Perry lifts OWN.

    'The Purge' should top 'The Internship.' Tyler Perry lifts OWN.
    After the coffee. Before getting ready for the cable show in D.C. The Skinny: I'm flying to Washington tomorrow for the cable convention next week. I'm such a good soldier that I'll stay with family rather than a comfy hotel near the convention center....
  • Malone's Liberty Global completes $24-billion Virgin Media buy

    Malone's Liberty Global completes $24-billion Virgin Media buy
    Media mogul John Malone's Liberty Global Plc has completed its acquisition of British pay-TV operator Virgin Media in a stock and cash deal valued at $24 billion, the company said Friday.  The acquisition, which was announced in February, puts...
  • Upfront advertising sales heat up; CBS nearing finish line

    Upfront advertising sales heat up; CBS nearing finish line
    The broadcast television advertising market is in full swing, with the top-rated CBS network once again leading the pack. By Friday afternoon, CBS was close to finishing its advance advertising sales for the 2013-14 television season, notching rate...
  • 'The Purge' trounces 'The Internship.' Cable show kicks off in D.C.

    'The Purge' trounces 'The Internship.' Cable show kicks off in D.C.
    After the coffee. Before heading into humid downtown D.C. for cable fun. The Skinny: Made the mistake of standing still in a backyard in suburban D.C. on Sunday afternoon, and the mosquitoes ate me up. Lesson learned. I'll be drenched in Off next time....
  • News Corp. shareholders approve company split

    News Corp. shareholders approve company split
    News Corp. shareholders overwhelmingly approved measures to carve Rupert Murdoch's sprawling media empire into two separate publicly traded media companies. The corporate split is on track to occur June 28, Murdoch announced Tuesday morning during a 23-...
  • Scorched 'Earth'! Finke and Deadline split? RIP Jean Stapleton.

    Scorched 'Earth'! Finke and Deadline split? RIP Jean Stapleton.
    After the coffee. Before deciding if I should try 'The Killing' again. The Skinny: Pretty good episodes of "Mad Men" and "Veep" last night. I would have liked them better if I wasn't working while they were on! Monday's headlines include the box office...
  • All eyes on Apple as e-book price-fixing trial begins

    All eyes on Apple as e-book price-fixing trial begins
    Apple headed to court Monday, as its e-book price fixing trial begins. The U.S. Justice Department alleged last year that Apple had conspired with five publishers to set the prices for e-books when it was planning to launch the iPad and enter the e-book...
  • News Corp. names John Landgraf CEO of FX Networks, FX Productions

    News Corp. names John Landgraf CEO of FX Networks, FX Productions
    News Corp. has promoted John Landgraf to chief executive of its FX Networks and FX Productions unit. The move comes before the launch of FXX, a sister cable channel to FX that will make its debut in September. FX also has a movie channel called FXM...
  • Rebekah Brooks pleads not guilty! Keith Olbermann coming back.

    Rebekah Brooks pleads not guilty! Keith Olbermann coming back.
    After the coffee. Before yelling at someone. The Skinny: Sorry we're a little late this morning. Technical difficulties were the issue and punishment will be delivered. Wednesday's roundup includes the return of Keith Olbermann to television and a...