Culture

SpongeBob, Snooki, Jon Stewart go missing from DirecTV

Published 18/06/2013

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (Reuters) - The latest and most high-profile dispute between pay-TV distributors and content owners over the cost of programming pits DirecTV and [more…]

Murdoch to invest in Dutch cable soccer broadcaster

Published 18/06/2013

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's international media business, FOX International Channels (FIC), is to buy a majority stake in a Dutch cable television soccer broadcaster, [more…]

Anschutz puts sports and entertainment empire up for sale

Published 18/06/2013

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. conglomerate Anschutz Co said on Tuesday it wants to sell its sports and entertainment unit, whose assets range from [more…]

News Corp seals $2.1 billion Australia pay-TV deal

Published 18/06/2013

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp boosted its share of Australia's pay-TV market after shareholders in Consolidated Media Holdings Ltd voted in favor of [more…]

News Corp to take 49 percent stake in Yankees TV channel

Published 18/06/2013

(Reuters) - News Corp will acquire a 49 percent equity stake in the YES Network from the New York Yankees baseball club and its partners, [more…]

HBO extends Universal deal, keeping films from Netflix

Published 18/06/2013

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Home Box Office said Sunday it extended its deal with Universal Pictures for the rights to the studio's movies through 2022, [more…]

Bertelsmann buys KKR’s stake in music rights group BMG

Published 18/06/2013

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bertelsmann, Europe's largest media company, is buying private equity firm KKR's stake in their joint venture music rights management company BMG. The [more…]

Liberty eyes cable TV deals after Charter investment

Published 18/06/2013

(Reuters) - Liberty Media Corp will buy a 27 percent stake in Charter Communications Inc, signaling Chairman John Malone's return to his roots in cable [more…]

Carlos Slim’s Ora.TV buys Stick Figure Productions

Published 18/06/2013

(Reuters) - Ora.TV, the fledgling online digital TV network backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, has acquired television production company Stick Figure Productions in order [more…]

Kung Fu Panda and Shrek debut in Macau with DreamWorks, Sands venture

Published 18/06/2013

HONG KONG (Reuters) - DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc, the movie studio famous for family films like "Madagascar" and "Shark Tale", has entered into a licensing [more…]