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Alibaba Is in Talks With U.S. Movie Studios to Stream in China Alibaba founder Jack Ma, fresh off his company's record-breaking $22 billion public stock offering, is shopping for U.S. movies to stream online in China. Ma and a group of Alibaba executives are meeting with studio chiefs next week to get the rights
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Honey Boo Boo Show Canceled Over Mom's Reported Relationship With Sex Offender Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is going off the air for an appalling reason: the hit TLC reality show about the misadventures of an Arkansas family has been canceled in the wake of reports that "Mama" June Thompson got back together with former boyfri
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AMC Gets Big Piece of BBC America for $200 million AMC is taking over BBC America, buying a piece of the U.K. broadcasting property for a reported $200 million. The deal gives control to AMC, but BBC Worldwide will retain a 50.1 percent stake in the cable channel. The companies will invest in BBC producti
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Oh Well, So Much for The Avengers Trailer Driving SHIELD Viewership It was a great plan while it lasted. To boost ABC's flaggingAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel planned to debut the trailer for next May's Avenger's: Age of Ultron film during next week's episode—but that changed last night. Wednes
MediaWeek | Oct 23, 2014 2:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World Series Game One Ads Feature Mo'ne Davis, Mariano Rivera, George Brett The upstart Kansas City Royals are one of the great underdog stories in recent sports history. During Game 1 of tonight’s 2014 World Series between the Royals and San Francisco Giants, Chevrolet and Spike DDB will salute another underdog who capture
MediaWeek | Oct 22, 2014 1:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
TVs 10 Worst Time Slots If a TV series is placed in a terrible time slot and no one is around to watch it, does it make a noise in the ratings? Of course not, which is the conundrum of network TV scheduling: every show, no matter how good or bad, is ultimately at the mercy of it
MediaWeek | Oct 21, 2014 8:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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When Not Whacking Zombies, This TV Star Is Lurking on Reddit Specs Who Steven Yeun Age 30 Claim to fame Stars as Glenn Rhee on AMC’s The Walking Dead (Sundays, 9 p.m.) Base Los Angeles Twitter @steveyeun What’s the first information you consume in the morning? I turn on the computer and I’m probab
MediaWeek | Oct 20, 2014 04:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
You'll Be Able to Get HBO Go Without a Cable Subscription Next Year HBO Go has finally done what subscribers have been begging for since the announcement of the streaming service: it's going cable-sub-free. The over-the-top streaming network will be available without a cable package starting next year, HBO CEO Richard
MediaWeek | Oct 15, 2014 4:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Walking Dead, Killer Clown Top TV Twitter Ratings Twitter users turned their attention away from Scandal and Washington D.C machinations to zombies and freak shows in this week’s Twitter TV top ten list provided by Nielsen. AMC’s The Walking Dead trampled the competition with 1.32 million twe
MediaWeek | Oct 14, 2014 10:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Cowboys Gutsy Win Tops TV Twitter Sports Competition The Cowboys-Seahawks clash inspired a runaway victory in the TV Twitter sports competition last week giving Fox another reason to be happy with the popularity of its sports programming. The Cowboys were roughed up in the first part of the game, with Dalla
MediaWeek | Oct 14, 2014 10:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend