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Trevor Noah Not Trying to Rock ‘Daily Show’ Boat

blogs.wsj.com — Don't expect an immediate revolution at "The Daily Show" when Trevor Noah takes over for Jon Stewart in late September.Speaking to reporters and TV critics at the semi-annual Television Critics Association's press tour in Beverly Hills, Mr. Noah said his version of "The Daily Show" will be "taking things in a slightly different direction but still trying to get to the same end place," as the current incarnation of Comedy Central's late night talk show best known for skewing the media and politics.
Jul 29, 2015

For Trevor Noah, it will be evolution not revolution when he takes over Daily Show from Jon Stewart. blogs.wsj.com/cmo/2015/07/29…

Tubi TV Strikes Content Deal with Paramount Pictures

blogs.wsj.com — Tubi TV, an advertiser-supported online streaming service, has struck a deal with Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures for the rights to dozens of movies including "Top Gun" and has added Sandy Grushow, a television industry veteran to its advisory board. Launched in 2014, Tubi TV already has amassed over 20,000 movie and television show titles.

LeBron James takes shot with Warner Bros.

marketwatch.com — LeBron James is taking his talents to Burbank. The basketball icon and co-star of the newly released movie "Trainwreck" is forming a production partnership with Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. Entertainment that spans movies, television and digital content. The deal pairs the world's No.

LeBron James Takes Shot With Warner Bros.

wsj.com — LeBron James is taking his talents to Burbank. The basketball icon and co-star of the newly released movie "Trainwreck" is forming a production partnership with Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. Entertainment that spans movies, television and digital content. The deal pairs the world's No. 1 basketball star with the largest television and...
Jul 22, 2015

LeBron James is taking his talents to Burbank! NBA star forms partnership for films, TV and digital with Warner Bros. wsj.com/articles/lebro…

Jul 22, 2015

RT @JBFlint: LeBron James is taking his talents to Burbank! NBA star forms partnership for films, TV and digital with Warner Bros. wsj.com/articles/lebro…

Jul 22, 2015

LeBron James takes a shot in Hollywood -- inks movie and TV deal with Warner Bros. on.wsj.com/1CQfWvt pic.twitter.com/DnsnZ6lFa1

Jul 22, 2015

LeBron James is taking his talents to Burbank -- with a production partnership w/ Warner Bros. on.wsj.com/1CQfWvt pic.twitter.com/Taj8s7zFqz

Jul 22, 2015

RT @JBFlint: LeBron James is taking his talents to Burbank! NBA star forms partnership for films, TV and digital with Warner Bros. wsj.com/articles/lebro…

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Finding Video Gold in the Web’s Garbage

wsj.com — Without some amateur video, "Sharktacular" was looking less than spectacular. So, with the clock ticking, producers of the TV program-a preview of sorts for Discovery Channel's annual summer ritual known as "Shark Week"-placed a desperate call to Jukin Media, a small company that aims to corner the market for supplying user-generated video and getting permission from creators to air it.
Jul 20, 2015

Jukin Media is building a user-generated content empire. Hard to make a clip show without them. wsj.com/articles/findi…

Jul 20, 2015

RT @JBFlint: Jukin Media is building a user-generated content empire. Hard to make a clip show without them. wsj.com/articles/findi…

Jul 19, 2015

Need a shark clip or guy getting hit in groin or hero cat? Call Jukin Media which is corning market on viral videos. wsj.com/articles/findi…

Jul 19, 2015

Meet Fail Army parent Jukin Media one-stop shop for user-generated content. Customers include NBC, ABC, Tosh.0, CNN. wsj.com/articles/findi…

Jul 19, 2015

RT @JBFlint: Meet Fail Army parent Jukin Media one-stop shop for user-generated content. Customers include NBC, ABC, Tosh.0, CNN. wsj.com/articles/findi…

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ESPN Tightens Its Belt as Pressure on It Mounts

wsj.com — Sports-TV powerhouse ESPN, a profit machine that has long towered over the media landscape, is showing signs of stress as the pay-TV industry goes through an unprecedented period of upheaval. A decline in subscribers as customers trim their cable bills, coupled with rising content costs and increased competition, has ESPN in belt-tightening mode, people familiar with the situation say.
Jul 09, 2015

RT @SamWalkers: ESPN's real reason for dumping Olbermann: cost cutting driven by declining subscribers. on.wsj.com/1JXGvOV

Jul 09, 2015

ESPN has lost 3.2 million subscribers in about a year - cable bill trimming is the culprit on.wsj.com/1JXGvOV pic.twitter.com/S56TG0NWyF

Jul 09, 2015

ESPN looks to cut talent costs (like Olbermann) amid headwinds in pay TV business on.wsj.com/1JXGvOV pic.twitter.com/9x8WywbK7w

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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.
Jul 01, 2015

CBS and AT&T U-Verse avert blackout and sign new distribution deal. wsj.com/articles/cbs-a… #planeslandingsafely

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.
Jun 29, 2015

Scoopy-Doo and Bugs coming off bench as part of Warner Bros. deal to produce new animation for Turner's Boomerang. wsj.com/articles/turne…

Jun 29, 2015

RT @JBFlint: Scoopy-Doo and Bugs coming off bench as part of Warner Bros. deal to produce new animation for Turner's Boomerang. wsj.com/articles/turne…

Jun 29, 2015

More Bugs Bunny and Scooby-Doo are coming to Boomerang -- all part of lucrative kids tv push on.wsj.com/1KjvmJq pic.twitter.com/ohmRNv4wU6

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.
Jun 25, 2015

Roger Ailes gets a new contract and a new set of bosses -- reporting to all 3 Murdochs now on.wsj.com/1IACk8s pic.twitter.com/cFaB7H7YaV

Jun 25, 2015

21st Century Fox does about face on Roger Ailes reporting structure as part of new deal for Fox News Chairman/CEO. wsj.com/articles/roger…

Jun 26, 2015

RT @JBFlint: 21st Century Fox does about face on Roger Ailes reporting structure as part of new deal for Fox News Chairman/CEO. wsj.com/articles/roger…

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Aug 05, 2015

@SI_PeterKing are the Redskins the worst run franchise of this century so far?

Aug 05, 2015

As big Faces fan as I am, without Ronnie Lane & Mac and really isn't the same. Rod & Ron should go out on their own. twitter.com/maskedschedule…

Aug 04, 2015

Love when powerful show creators say they don't have any say in the marketing or scheduling of their programs. Puhleeze.

Aug 04, 2015

So basically The Goldbergs is turning into Glee next season.

Aug 04, 2015

The Goldbergs is doing a Risky Business episode. Does that mean prostitutes and Guido the killer pimp?

Aug 04, 2015

ESPN has lost 7% of its subs since 2011 so what defines dramatic for him? twitter.com/kimmasters/sta…

Aug 04, 2015

Uh, guys your own paper wrote stories about Miami as the murder capital of the 1980s back then. twitter.com/LATshowtracker…

Aug 04, 2015

Hey @TVMoJoe you want my goldbergs socks and underwear and shades?

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