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2 hrs ago | Hillingdon Times

BSkyB in 5.3bn European expansion

BSkyB bolstered its pay-TV empire today with the A 5.3 billion takeover of sister companies in Italy and Germany.

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5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Murdoch to Sell Italy, German Pay-TV Stakes for $9 Billion

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc. agreed to sell its pay-TV businesses in Italy and Germany for more than $9 billion, gaining funds to raise an $80 billion takeover bid for Time Warner Inc. British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc, which is 39 percent owned by Fox, will acquire Fox's wholly owned Sky Italia unit for 2.07 billion pounds in cash plus ... (more)

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Related Topix: Time Warner, Media, Computers, Rupert Murdoch, British Sky Broadcasting Group, Television, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Shooting People

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Accuracy In Media

Jane Fonda: CNN Trying to Appeal to "Lowest Common Denominator"

Jane Fonda doesn't think much of CNN, or the potential acquisition of CNN parent company Time Warner by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox.

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Related Topix: Time Warner, Media, Computers, Warner Music Group, Publishing, Television, DC Comics, Cartoon Network, Music

Business Wire

Fitch: Fox CDS Widen 50% on Potential Time Warner Combo

CDS on FOX have widened 50% since July 4, compared to just 3% widening observed for Fitch Solutions' North America Media CDS Index over the same time period.

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Related Topix: Time Warner, Media, Computers, Warner Music Group, Publishing, Television, DC Comics, Music

Hollywood Reporter

Why Jeff Bewkes Really Wants to Sell Time Warner

With Rupert Murdoch making an $80 billion play for the company, insiders tell THR that the TW CEO's recent moves indicate he is ready to unload.

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Related Topix: Media, Television, Time Warner, Entertainment

Business Journal

Up To Speed: Liberty Global's Malone suspects Fox will be only bidder for Time Warner

John Malone , of the Liberty Global media empire, weighed in on 21st Century Fox's reported $80 billion bid for Time Warner Inc. , saying he doesn't think any other bidders will emerge.

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Related Topix: Time Warner, Media, Computers, Liberty Global, Green House Data, Television

Business Journal

Liberty Global's Malone suspects Fox will be only bidder for Time Warner

John Malone , of the Liberty Global media empire, weighed in on 21st Century Fox's reported $80 billion bid for Time Warner Inc. , saying he doesn't think any other bidders will emerge.

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Related Topix: Time Warner, Media, Computers, Liberty Global, Green House Data, Television

Business Journal

Facebook's mobile-ad surge; Ford's European surprise; Will Fox be lone Time Warner bidder?

Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu reports that second-quarter results from Ford saw the automaker beating profit estimates due to surprising sales growth in Europe.

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Related Topix: Time Warner, Media, Computers, Warner Music Group, Publishing, Turner Broadcasting System, Television, DC Comics, Cartoon Network, Music

Wed Jul 23, 2014

MediaPost

As They Head To Comic-Con, 'The Flash' And 'Gotham' Have Everybody Buzzing

The annual San Diego Comic-Con kicks off tonight and will be in full mad swing by noon tomorrow.

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Related Topix: Gotham, Advertising, Media, Television

Russia Taday

Time Warner enacts changes to fend off any future Murdoch takeover bids

Time Warner has changed its bylaws to prevent an unwanted takeover in the future.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

ComingSoon.net

Sir Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood Head to Westworld

It was nearly a year ago that news broke that Bad Robot has plans to live up to its name with J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan set to team with Warner Bros.

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Related Topix: Westworld, Celebrities, Anthony Hopkins, Western, Action Movies, Thriller, Science Fiction Movies, Media, Television, Movies, Entertainment

Hollywood Reporter

Comic-Con: Fox's 'Gotham' to Get Massive Marketing Push

Fox is teaming with Warner Bros. Television to create newspaper "The Gotham Chronicle," with San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer set to kick-off the event with a ride on the Gotham zip line.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Television, Media

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Bloomberg

Murdoch Follows Strategy That Won Dow Jones: Pounce, Leak, Wait

It's the strategy Rupert Murdoch has employed in his effort to acquire Time Warner Inc. , and similar to one that proved successful in the billionaire's last big media takeover.

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Related Topix: Time Warner, Media, Computers, Dow Jones & Co., Publishing, Television, DC Comics, Cartoon Network

Insider Monkey

Why CBS Corporation (CBS)'s CEO Leslie Moonves Is Interested In Acquiring CNN?

CBS Corporation 's CEO, Leslie Moonves, is reported to be highly interested on buying Time Warner Inc 's, Cable News Network if it is put up for sale according to Bloomberg .

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Related Topix: CBS, Media, Television, Showtime Networks, Banking, Financial Services, Coastal Bancorp, Time Warner, Computers, Green House Data

BroadwayWorld.com

VIDEO: First Look - FOX Shares 3 New TV Spots for New Drama Series GOTHAM

The FOX network has shared three new TV spots for their upcoming drama series GOTHAM , premiering September 22nd.

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MarketWatch

Media Blitz: Bloomberg or Al Jazeera could break through with CNN

The future of CNN is the most fascinating aspect of 21st Century Fox's $80 billion takeover offer for Time Warner.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Washington Post

Bewkes Leads Time Warner Vets Who Held on Through Post-AOL Slump

Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bewkes would reap more than $79 million in added payments with any change in control at Time Warner Inc., making him a top beneficiary among shareholders who toughed out a lost decade after 2001's ill-fated America Online Inc. merger.

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Switched

In Comcast/Time Warner Merger, Public Interest Is Paramount

New York State's Public Service Commission is currently reviewing Comcast's plan to purchase Time Warner Cable for over $45 billion , a merger which would link the nation's two largest cable companies.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Time Warner, Media, Computers, Publishing, Television, DC Comics, Cartoon Network

The Washington Post

Murdoch Said to Mull Using Sky Proceeds to Boost Time Warner Bid

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc. is considering using proceeds from a sale of its Italian and German pay-TV assets to boost its offer for Time Warner Inc., according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Bloomberg

Fox Said to Mull Using Sky Sale to Boost Time Warner Bid

Rupert Murdoch 's 21st Century Fox Inc. is considering using proceeds from a sale of its Italian and German pay-TV assets to boost its offer for Time Warner Inc. , according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: Time Warner, Media, Computers, Publishing, Shooting People, Television, DC Comics, Cartoon Network

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