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Sumner Redstone to Be Deposed in Mental-Competency Case

Sumner Redstone to Be Deposed in Mental-Competency Case
wsj.com — Media mogul Sumner Redstone will be deposed in the case challenging his mental competency, but he won't testify in person, a California judge said Monday. The case, which goes to trial Friday, centers on a claim by Mr. Redstone's former companion Manuela Herzer that he was mentally incompetent when he kicked her out of his mansion last fall and removed her as his health agent.

Sumner Redstone metal competency case heads to court this week

Sumner Redstone metal competency case heads to court this week
marketwatch.com — The legal battle over media mogul Sumner Redstone's mental competence, which finally heads to court this week after transfixing Hollywood and Wall Street for months, features a cast of characters befitting a reality TV show. Besides Mr. Redstone, the 92-year-old chairman emeritus and controlling shareholder of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp.

Hulu is betting on cable-style web TV

Hulu is betting on cable-style web TV
marketwatch.com — Hulu is developing a subscription service that would stream feeds of popular broadcast and cable TV channels, people familiar with the plans said, a move that would make the company a competitor to traditional pay-TV providers and other new digital entrants. Until now, Hulu has offered on-demand programming from major networks, similar to Netflix Inc.

Hulu to offer cable-like bundle of channels

Hulu to offer cable-like bundle of channels
marketwatch.com — Hulu is developing a subscription service that would stream feeds of popular broadcast and cable TV channels, people familiar with the plans said, a move that would make the company a competitor to traditional pay-TV providers and other new digital entrants. Until now, Hulu has offered on-demand programming from major networks, similar to Netflix Inc.

Hulu Is Developing a Cable-Style Online TV Service

Hulu Is Developing a Cable-Style Online TV Service
wsj.com — Hulu is developing a subscription service that would stream feeds of popular broadcast and cable TV channels, people familiar with the plans said, a move that would make the company a competitor to traditional pay-TV providers and other new digital entrants. Until now, Hulu has offered on-demand programming from major networks, similar to Netflix Inc.

Fight Over Sumner Redstone’s Mental Competence Heads Toward Climax

Fight Over Sumner Redstone’s Mental Competence Heads Toward Climax
wsj.com — The legal battle over media mogul Sumner Redstone's mental competence, which finally heads to court this week after transfixing Hollywood and Wall Street for months, features a cast of characters befitting a reality TV show. Besides Mr. Redstone, the 92-year-old chairman emeritus and controlling shareholder of Viacom Inc.

Univision Buys Out Disney’s Stake in Fusion

Univision Buys Out Disney’s Stake in Fusion
wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Spanish-language broadcaster to take over distribution and advertising for network Walt Disney Co.'s ABC has exited its partnership with Univision Communications Inc. in Fusion, a cable and digital news network that targets the millennial generation.

Jeff Zucker in advanced talks for top job at CNN

Jeff Zucker in advanced talks for top job at CNN
articles.latimes.com — Jeff Zucker may take over at CNN. (Associated Press ) Former NBCUniversal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker is in advanced negotiations to become head of the cable news channel CNN, people familiar with the matter said. Zucker would succeed Jim Walton, who said in July that he was stepping down as president and chief executive of CNN Worldwide.

Peter Chernin firm circling Endemol, Core Media

Peter Chernin firm circling Endemol, Core Media
articles.latimes.com — Peter Chernin is poised to turn his boutique television and movie production company into a global powerhouse. The former News Corp. president is in preliminary discussions to merge his independent entertainment company with two prominent reality television production firms, Endemol and Core Media Group, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Fox News media chief Brian Lewis fired after internal investigation

Fox News media chief Brian Lewis fired after internal investigation
latimes.com — Fox News Executive Vice President Brian Lewis, the communications chief and a top strategist for the cable channel, was terminated after an internal investigation raised questions about his conduct.
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May 02, 2016

Viacom and CBS mogul Sumner Redstone will deposed in advance of competency trial that starts this Friday. wsj.com/articles/sumne…

May 02, 2016

@poniewozik @MarkHarrisNYC I say Jason turns into Negan and throws David Lee through a wall. Oh and can Kalinda come back please?

May 02, 2016

Today's media news: Redstone case heads to trial: wsj.com/articles/fight… Hulu to launch OTT next year: wsj.com/articles/hulu-…

May 01, 2016

Have to change channel before I start hate-tweeting Madam Secretary.Have to change channel before I start hate-tweeting Madam Secretary.

May 01, 2016

Give poor Lloyd his Aleve back before he starts having to shoot up to finish his farm work!Give poor Lloyd his Aleve back before he starts having to shoot up to finish his farm work!

May 01, 2016

@morganwick developing now with a 2017 first quarter launch planned.

May 01, 2016

@SwanniOnTV is anything a done deal until it's done? I've accurately reported what they are doing w a plan for a 1Q 2017 launch.


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