Culture

Disney’s $4 billion Lucasfilm deal began with lightsabers in Orlando

Published 31/10/2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's $4 billion deal to buy George Lucas's Lucasfilm Ltd, Disney's third major entertainment acquisition in seven years, started [more…]

Weather Channel leads cable news ratings with Sandy coverage

Published 30/10/2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Viewers looking for an update as Hurricane Sandy approached the U.S. East Coast made The Weather Channel the most-watched cable news [more…]

Gore’s Current TV hires bankers to assess future: source

Published 27/10/2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Current TV, the liberal cable news channel started by former Vice President Al Gore, has hired JP Morgan and The Raine [more…]

HBO delays launch in Nordic battle with Netflix

Published 26/10/2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Premium cable network HBO delayed the launch of video and online distribution of its programming in four Scandinavian countries, giving a [more…]

German publisher Burda bids for social network Xing

Published 26/10/2012

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German publisher Burda has bid to take over professional social network Xing AG as it further reduces its dependence on traditional printed [more…]

UK police to make arrests over BBC’s “tsunami of filth”

Published 26/10/2012

LONDON (Reuters) - British police investigating alleged sexual abuse by one of the BBC's most celebrated TV stars said on Thursday some 300 victims had [more…]

Fewer Americans view third Obama-Romney TV debate

Fewer Americans view third Obama-Romney TV debate

Published 24/10/2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The number of American TV viewers who watched the last debate between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney [more…]

BBC chief denies cover-up over sexual abuse

Published 23/10/2012

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of the BBC denied on Tuesday helping to cover up sexual abuse by one of its former stars but accepted [more…]

BBC chief says sex abuse claims “very grave”

Published 23/10/2012

LONDON (Reuters) - The director general of the BBC said on Tuesday allegations of sexual abuse carried out by one of the publicly funded broadcaster's [more…]

BBC chief to face lawmakers over sex abuse scandal

Published 22/10/2012

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of the BBC goes before lawmakers on Tuesday with the publicly funded British broadcaster facing one of the biggest crises [more…]