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Beneath Nik Wallenda’s Tightrope, Discovery and NBC News Face Balancing Act

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PBS NewsHour Enters Partnership With The Atlantic Magazine

variety.com — Entertainment news, film reviews, awards, film festivals, box office, entertainment industry conferences

Toby Byrne Named Ad-Sales Chief For Entire Fox Networks Group

variety.com — Toby Byrne, who has been known in recent years as the overseer of ad sale for the Fox broadcast network and its sister Fox Sports unit, is expanding his portfolio. Byrne was named president of ad sales for Fox Networks Group, which encompasses not only the broadcast outlet but a growing cable-network portfolio that includes FX, FXX, Fox Sports 1 and more.

The Phantom lives - but he has quite a hangover

examiner.com — Was the Phantom poisoned or did he just have a really big bender?

PBS Offers Digital Sneak Peak of Kids’ Series ‘Odd Squad’ Before November Debut

variety.com — " Odd Squad," a new series about problem-solving kid detectives, won't appear in full on PBS's airwaves until late November - but the audience most likely to watch the program will be able to get clues about it starting today.

Madison Square Garden Co. To Explore A Split of Businesses

orlandosentinel.com — LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A company that was created through a spin-off is now proposing a spin-off of its own: The Madison Square Garden Company, the owner of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers and New York Liberty, wants to separate its professional sports teams and cable networks from the management of live events associated with the popular Gotham landmark that gives the company its name.

Madison Square Garden Co. To Explore A Split of Businesses

variety.com — A company that was created through a spin-off is now proposing a spin-off of its own: The Madison Square Garden Company, the owner of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers and New York Liberty, wants to separate its professional sports teams and cable networks from the management of live events associated with the popular Gotham landmark that gives the company its name.

Endemol, ABC Studios to Produce ‘Wire In the Blood’ for ABC Network

variety.com — Endemol Studios and ABC Studios will co-produce " Wire In the Blood," a drama series based on the British psychological crime series, for the ABC Television Network. A.M. Homes is attached to write. David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks of Mandeville will executive produce with Sandra Jobling of Coastal Productions.

Univision To Use El Rey Wrestling Show To Bolster UniMas

variety.com — In an interesting use of assets, Univision Corp. will take a wrestling program set to air on fledgling alternative cable outlet El Rey Network and use it to fill the schedule on its second broadcast network UniMas. "Lucha Underground" will air weekly on UniMás in Spanish, it was announced today by John Fogelman, FactoryMade CEO, El Rey Network co-founder and series executive producer.

CNN, Radius Partner On Film About College Sex Abuse

variety.com — Radius, a division of the Weinstein Co., and CNN Films have partnered to produce a film about campus sex crime, the two parties announced Monday. Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Kirby Dick and Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning producer Amy Ziering will direct and produce the film.
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Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

@bobbymacReports actually its @TheAtlantic that discovered the sexting and then tipped @NewsHour off about it. Drinking at Rick's!?!

Oct 29, 2014

@TVMoJoe @RatesRick I think Apprentice is actually going to show up Mondays....

Oct 29, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

For TV networks, broadcasting live spectacles means conquering impossible, preparing for unthinkable variety.com/2014/tv/news/b… via @Variety

Oct 29, 2014

Nik Wallenda isn’t the only person who will have to totter precariously on a tightrope this Sunday..... variety.com/2014/tv/news/b… via @Variety

Oct 29, 2014

Beneath Nik Wallenda’s Tightrope, Discovery and NBC News Face Balancing Act variety.com/2014/tv/news/b… via @Variety



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