Onex to buy Nielsen Holdings’ expositions business for $950 million

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(Reuters) - Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp said it would buy market research company Nielsen Holdings NV's expositions business for $950 million in cash. Nielsen Expositions produces more than 65 business-to-business trade shows and conferences in the United States every … [Read more...]

What’s Streaming This Summer Online

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Here's your comprehensive guide to what's streaming this summer By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Hollywood, as well as broadcasters, are paying really close attention to the latest gold rush that is happening online with numerous entertainment websites developing original series programming with … [Read more...]

Viacom and CBS beat expectations in tough TV ad market


By Jennifer Saba and Liana B. Baker (Reuters) Sumner Redstone had a good day on Wednesday as his two companies Viacom Inc and CBS Corp reported quarterly results that beat Wall Street estimates on the back of unexpectedly strong TV advertising revenue. Viacom reversed a long ad revenue slide, … [Read more...]

Supersized U.S. finale for ‘The Office’ but no Steve Carell

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Award-winning comedy "The Office" is hoping to get an extra-long episode for the series finale later this month, but Steve Carell's bumbling office manager Michael Scott won't be joining the farewell party, the producer of the TV comedy said on Wednesday. Greg Daniels, … [Read more...]

Disney Gives Star Wars: The Clone Wars One More Short Season


Clone Wars to wrap up By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) My son is going to be happy to hear this. Back when Disney announced that it was canceling the Cartoon Network Series Star Wars: The Clone Wars in favor of a new direction, fans and Lucasfilm animators alike mourned. Clone Wars was the … [Read more...]

James Bond’s UK film studio launches mission to the U.S.

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LONDON (Reuters) - British film studio Pinewood Shepperton, home of the James Bond movies, plans to build its first movie, television and music studio in the United States, part of an international expansion strategy launched in 2009. The owner of Europe's largest film studio, Pinewood said on … [Read more...]

ESPN’s Nine for IX Film Series at Tribeca Film Festival

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By Christina Kotlar (doddleNEWS) Tribeca Film Festival Sports Initiative presented by ESPN Films and espnW premiered four documentary films in the “Nine for IX” series, about women in sports and a take on the groundbreaking Title IX, (an Amendment to the Constitution in 1972), Pat XO, Let … [Read more...]

MTV eyes TV series based on “Scream” film franchise

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - MTV has set its sights on turning the popular "Scream" horror film franchise into a television series, the U.S. cable network said on Thursday. MTV said it has ordered a one-hour pilot episode and that producer Dimension Films is in negotiations with the franchise's … [Read more...]

Armie Hammer Set To Join The Man From U.N.C.L.E.


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) It seems like the big screen adaptation of 1960s TV show The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is moving ahead at pace, well over a year after Guy Ritchie was hired to direct. With Tom Cruise already attached to the lead, and Snatch director Ritchie already signed up, Deadline … [Read more...]

NextGen XBox To Be Announced May 21st


Microsoft Send out Invitations to Durango Event By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Mark your calendars, May 21st is the date for seeing Microsoft's next generation XBox gaming platform. Redmond has sent out invitations for the revealing of the "new generation" and it's taking place at the XBox … [Read more...]

‘M*A*S*H’ actor Allan Arbus dies at age 95

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. actor Allan Arbus, best known for his role as Army psychiatrist Sidney Freedman on the 1970s hit television series "M*A*S*H" and as the husband of the late photographer Diane Arbus, has died at the age of 95. Arbus, who gave up his photography for acting, passed away … [Read more...]

Makers of Indian “24″ series plot a TV show revolution

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By Shilpa Jamkhandikar - MUMBAI (Reuters) In a street next to Mumbai's biggest mall, in a suburb teeming with people even at midnight, is a building that at first glance looks like an abandoned warehouse. The decrepit exterior hides the set of what may be one of India's most ambitious TV shows yet … [Read more...]

Khloe Kardashian out as “X Factor” co-host

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian will not be returning to "The X Factor" after just one season as co-host of the TV talent show. Fox television on Monday announced that presenter and actor Mario Lopez would return for a second season but the statement made no mention of … [Read more...]

Media Central Releases Cars N Coffee WebSeries on YouTube


Web series focuses on Car Aficionados who enjoy getting together By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the brilliant things about the Internet is that you don't have to reach the entire world to have a successful project. If you're niche oriented, you can get a dedicated audience of thousands … [Read more...]

TV serial crime show ‘Dexter’ gets kill order

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cable channel Showtime pulled the plug on "Dexter," the critically acclaimed show about a police analyst who is also a serial killer. Starring Michael C. Hall in the title role, the show that pushed boundaries in terms of violence and dark humor will conclude this summer … [Read more...]

Viacom Loses Again to YouTube in Copyright Infringement Case


Video streaming service gets renewed summary judgement By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're keeping score, it's YouTube 2 Viacom 0. That's because for the second time, U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton granted YouTube's owners, Google, summary judgement and threw out Viacom's billion dollar … [Read more...]

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