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Daily Archives : Dec 6, 2017

Iger May Extend His Stay as Disney CEO

Robert Iger, chief executive of The Walt Disney Co., may remain on the job longer than expected if Disney is able to acquire major assets from 21st Century Fox, the Los Angeles Times reports. “Iger, 66, had said he would…

ABC Station Group Names New President

The ABC Owned Television Station Group has settled on a new president after the departure of Rebecca Campbell. Stepping up to the post is Wendy McMahon, who has been senior VP of digital. TVNewsCheck reports that McMahon will take over…

NBCU Acquires Station Group

NBCUniversal this week acquired a small group of TV stations. The company will be paying $75 million for 13 mostly low-power Telemundo affiliates from ZGS Communications, TVNewsCheck reports, citing an FCC filing. The FCC must approve the deal. The report…

Terry Crews Files Suit Over Alleged Sexual Assault

Actor Terry Crews, one of the stars of the Fox comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” filed a lawsuit against agent Adam Venit alleging that Venit groped him last year at a Hollywood event, TMZ reports. “The actor has already filed a police…

Theater Chain Unveils Its Own Movie Pass

One of the nation’s largest theater chains is getting into the subscription business, in a direct response to MoviePass. The Los Angeles Times reports that Cinemark, the country’s third-largest theater chain, announced a plan to charge consumers $8.99 a month…

Spy Series Renewed

A drama series tracking the undercover activities of a cerebral CIA agent has just been given an order for a third season. MGM’s premium TV network Epix announced the pickup of “Berlin Station.” The season will begin production in spring…

Miramax, Weinstein Co. Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed today accuses companies linked to Harvey Weinstein of creating a “Weinstein Sexual Enterprise,” The Washington Post reports. The class-action racketeering lawsuit was filed in federal court in New York by six women, and seeks to represent “dozens,…

Why Google Yanked YouTube From Amazon Devices

“Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon’s Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire,” The New York Post reports. “The decision to block YouTube is retaliation for…

‘Showtime at the Apollo’ Names Co-Host

Fox’s current revival of the venerable TV music showcase “Showtime at the Apollo,” hosted by Steve Harvey, named actress, recording artist and TV personality Adrienne Houghton as the show’s new co-host. Houghton is currently the co-host of “The Real,” and…

Al Franken Expected to Resign From Senate

Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota will announce on Thursday that he is stepping down from his Senate seat, Minnesota Public Radio’s MPR News reports, citing a Democratic official who has spoken with Franken. Earlier today Franken said in a tweet that…