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Discovery adds online adventure channel to reach Web generation

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Brad Bower The Discovery Communications headquarters building is seen in Silver Spring, Maryland December 3, 2009. The owner of The Discovery Channel and Animal Planet launched the ad-supported free online network called Seeker on Tuesday and will pitch it to advertisers in May during the newfronts, an annual showcase of digital content.

Oscars still top draw for advertisers despite fickle ratings

livemint.com — This year's telecast hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris commanded $1.9 million for 30 seconds of advertising time, up from last year's $1.76 million, the highest among awards shows. Photo: AFP Los Angeles: The number of people who watched Sunday's Oscars was down and the critics were less than impressed, but Hollywood's biggest night is still a top draw for television advertisers.

Oscars still top draw for advertisers despite fickle ratings

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni Actor Eddie Redmayne poses with his Oscar for best actor for his role in ''The Theory of Everything'' at the Governors Ball following the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015 This year's telecast - which producers believed could build off 2014's big audience of 43.7 million - attracted its lowest audience in six years and the oldest demographic ever with a median age of 53.

Comcast revenue rises as it adds video, internet customers

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Tom Mihalek A view of the headquarters of Comcast on JFK Boulevard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 21, 2014. The owner of NBC Universal also increased its stock buyback program to $10 billion, of which it earmarked $4.25 billion for 2015, and raised its annual dividend to $1.00 per share from 90 cents.

Oscar 2015: ‘Birdman’ wins best picture; Alejandro Inarritu best director

livemint.com — Actor Michael Keaton (L) and director Alejandro Inarritu along with the cast of the movie, accept the Oscar for best picture for his film Birdman. Photo: Reuters Los Angeles: Birdman, a dark satire of show business and fame directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu, on Sunday won the Academy Award for best picture, the film industry's highest honour.

Birdman soars to Oscar heights on best picture win

bdlive.co.za — LOS ANGELES - The dark comedy Birdman held up a mirror to Hollywood and its struggling actors and received in return the film industry's highest recognition on Sunday, the Academy Award for best picture.

'Birdman' soars to Oscar heights on best picture win

in.reuters.com — LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The 87th Academy Awards kicked off on Sunday with a humorous nod toward the lack of diversity among nominees for Hollywood's highest honors and the night's first recognition of a veteran actor. As predicted, J.K.

Oscar hopefuls hit red carpet for Hollywood's big night

ajc.com — By Lisa Richwine and Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two small movies headed to a showdown for the biggest of all film prizes at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, in an evening ceremony likely to honor veteran actors along with feats of filmmaking.

Oscar hopefuls hit red carpet for Hollywood's big night

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni 1 of 24. Eddie Redmayne, best actor nominee for his role in 'The Theory of Everything,' and his wife Hannah Bagshawe arrive at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015. Show business satire "Birdman" and the coming-of-age tale "Boyhood" are widely considered favorites in the battle for best picture and best director Oscars.

Netflix raises Oscar stakes with documentary contender 'Virunga'

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Danny Moloshok Filmmakers Joanna Natasegara and Orlando von Einsiedel, of the Oscar-nominated documentary feature ''Virunga,'' pose at a reception ahead of the upcoming 87th Academy Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, California, February 18, 2015.
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Feb 19, 2015

Got to write some health news today, as cable companies push into health care. bit.ly/1z0ofvX

Jan 30, 2014

RT @shelbygrad: Is being miserable in LA worse than being miserable somewhere else because of our high expectations? Good @VICE piece http:…

Jan 27, 2014

RT @yzafar: #Cancer patients with higher co-pays are more likely to be non-adherent to oral chemo bit.ly/1dJUX9T #JCO @ASCO #financ…

Jan 27, 2014

#DallasBuyersClub must have the 1st big-screen portrayal of an FDA border inspector. Wondering what FDA thinks of film. Anyone commented?

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