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CBS, AT&T reach new distribution deal

marketwatch.com — By Joe Flint CBS Corp. and AT&T's U-Verse have reached an agreement that will keep the broadcast network's local television stations and its premium cable channel Showtime on the pay-TV distributor's systems. The previous deal expired Tuesday and both sides negotiated through the night to avert a blackout that would have left about 2.5 million of U-Verse's six million subscribers without CBS.

CBS, AT&T Reach New Distribution Deal

wsj.com — Both sides negotiate through the night to avoid a blackout CBS Corp. and AT&T's U-Verse have reached an agreement that will keep the broadcast network's local television stations and its premium cable channel Showtime on the pay-TV distributor's systems. The previous deal expired Tuesday and both sides negotiated through the night to avert a blackout that would have left about 2.5 million of U-Verse's six million subscribers without CBS.

Turner Enlists Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo

wsj.com — Time Warner unit adds cartoons, seeking shows for Boomerang and heft in children's TV Bugs Bunny and Scooby-Doo are coming off the bench later this year for a new mission: to make Time Warner Inc. a bigger competitor in the children's television business. New cartoons featuring the characters are part of a larger agreement between Warner Bros.

Roger Ailes Extends Contract With Fox News

wsj.com — Fox News chief will report to Rupert Murdoch as well as Lachlan and James 21st Century Fox Inc. said Roger Ailes has signed a new multiyear contract to continue as chairman and chief executive of Fox News. Specific terms weren't revealed, but Fox said in a news release that Mr. Ailes would report to Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch and James Murdoch.

NBC’s Lester Holt Wants to Go Where the News Is

Brian Williams to Remain at NBC, but in Diminished Role at MSNBC

wsj.com — Lester Hold named permanent anchor of 'Nightly News' In its investigation of embattled "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams, NBC found that the majority of his tall tales about his reporting took place on late night talk shows and in public appearances rather than while he was on the network.

Lester Holt to Become Permanent NBC ‘Nightly News’ Anchor

wsj.com — Holt took over for embattled predecessor Brian Williams four months ago Comcast Corp.'s NBC is expected to elevate Lester Holt to permanent anchor of its "Nightly News" broadcast, a person familiar with the matter said, four months after he took over on an interim basis following the suspension of his embattled predecessor Brian Williams. Mr. Williams was taken off the air in February after revelations that he exaggerated a story from his days covering the war in Iraq.

Lester Holt Expected to Become Permanent NBC Nightly News Anchor

wsj.com — Holt took over for embattled predecessor Brian Williams four months ago Comcast Corp.'s NBC is expected to elevate Lester Holt to permanent anchor of its "Nightly News" broadcast, a person familiar with the matter said, four months after he took over on an interim basis following the suspension of his embattled predecessor Brian Williams. Mr. Williams was taken off the air in February after revelations that he exaggerated a story from his days covering the war in Iraq.

Murdoch Succession Plan Means New Bosses for Ailes

wsj.com — Decision to have Fox News chief report to sons marks a shift As Rupert Murdoch's sons, James and Lachlan, prepare to assume top leadership roles at 21st Century Fox next month, they already have one big assignment cut out for them: building a rapport with Roger Ailes, the chairman and chief executive of Fox News.

NFL Hires a Chief Content Officer

wsj.com — Jordan Levin, a Hollywood veteran, will oversee league's non-game programming As the National Football League continues to expand the number of platforms that carry games and related content, it has named a veteran of traditional television and digital media to oversee its programming efforts.
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