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Sinclair: We Have No Plans to Launch Rival to Fox News

Variety: Of the many challenges Fox News Channel is facing amid a turbulent year, there’s one threat Rupert Murdoch can cross off the list: Sinclair Broadcast Group has no plans to launch a rival conservative-friendly TV network. Chris Ripley, CEO of the TV-station...

Report: Online TV Growth Too Slow to Stop Cable Bleed

Bloomberg: For all their success, skinny bundles of live channels delivered over the internet are looking more like a patch than a panacea for what ails pay TV. About 6 million subscribers have shut off their cable or satellite service since 2010. New subscribers...

Nielsen to Count Viewers for YouTube, Hulu TV Services

Associated Press: Nielsen will begin to tabulate how many people get their live TV from Hulu and YouTube, giving media companies and advertisers a better idea of how many people now stream broadcast networks rather than watching them on traditional...

Facebook’s First TV Episodes Due Online in Mid-August

Bloomberg: Facebook's version of television is coming online in mid-August after several false starts, according to people familiar with the matter. The company has been asking its partners to turn in the first episodes of their spotlight shows, the people...

Amazon-Washington Post Blasted by Trump on Twitter

New York Post: President Trump blasted and appeared to threaten the Washington Post in a series of tweets, after the newspaper ran a story on his Syria policy. “The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to...

Time Inc Plans Sale of Coastal Living, Sunset, Golf Mags

Bloomberg: Time Inc. is exploring a sale of Coastal Living, Sunset and Golf magazines as the struggling publisher concentrates on larger titles in its turnaround strategy, CEO Rich Battista said in an interview. Time may also consider unloading other assets, Battista...

Conde’s Vanity Fair Nabs Journalist from New York Mag

Adweek: Gabriel Sherman, who has spent the past nine years writing about media and politics at New York magazine, is headed to Vanity Fair. He’ll be a special correspondent there, writing feature stories as well as articles for the Hive, Vanity Fair’s hub for...

Rodale Bid Under Consideration by Swedish Conglom

New York Post: In the bidding for Rodale, one of the most intriguing names to emerge as a potential suitor is 140-year-old Swedish conglomerate Axel Johnson. The privately held Stockholm company has holdings in energy and trade but with no media...

BuzzFeed Hit with Lawsuit from Immigration Bond Firm

Courthouse News: An immigration bond company has sued BuzzFeed for $5 million over a cover story it says was “full of false and defamatory statements,” including that it was under federal investigation. The plaintiff is Libre by Nexus, a Virginia...

Snopes Exceeds Crowdfunding Goal in Less Than a Day

Fast Company: The oft-cited fact-checking website Snopes took to crowdfunding due to a dispute that left it without a steady flow of ad revenue. It's been only a day, and the GoFundMe for Swopes has already exceeded the $500,000...

Gawker Bankruptcy Advisors Seek Sale of Flagship Site

Wall Street Journal: Advisers overseeing the Gawker Media bankruptcy estate have begun exploring a potential sale of its flagship site, Gawker.com. The estate is looking into retaining an investment bank or other advisors to assist in a sale...

Google CEO Predicts More Growth Ahead for YouTube

Business Insider: Nobody at Google appears very worried about a recent advertising boycott of YouTube. While the Alphabet-owned company once again declined to break out YouTube's revenue during its earnings call, executives spoke in effusive terms regarding the web...

Netflix Reigns as Top Global App for Raking In Revenue

TechCrunch: Netflix’s booming subscriber growth is also being felt on the App Store, where its app has again become the top earner in terms of revenue. According to a report from app store analytics firm Sensor Tower, the app in Q2 saw 233 percent revenue growth...

Apple Taps Dwayne Johnson for TV Ad Promoting Siri

CNBC: Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. His latest co-star, Apple's Siri voice assistant, is a relative newcomer to the big screen. Johnson, a former wrestling superstar, teamed up with Apple for a new...

Comcast’s MSNBC is No 1 Cable Network for First Time

TVNewser: For the first time in the network’s 21-year history, MSNBC was the most-watched cable network during weekday prime (Monday-Friday 8-11 p.m.) in total viewers. MSNBC averaged 2.34 million viewers, which put it ahead of Fox News, Disney, USA and...

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