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NBCUniversal to settle suit by former interns for $6.4 million

NBCUniversal and a group of former interns have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit contending the interns should have been paid for their work.

Look Cinemas learns that it's deemed a threat

Veteran theater industry executive Tom Stephenson and his partners invested $20 million last year to open a luxury 11-screen theater in an affluent suburb of Dallas where patrons can order food and drinks in plush recliners.

Comcast's big gain in Internet service users fuels 50% profit increase

Comcast Corp. added 315,000 high-speed Internet service customers during the third quarter, surpassing analysts' estimates for subscriber growth and boosting the company's earnings.

AMC Networks pays $200 million in deal to operate BBC America

AMC Networks has completed a deal to acquire a 49.9% equity stake in BBC Worldwide's BBC America cable channel for $200 million.

Mayor Eric Garcetti thanks CBS for keeping 'The Late Late Show' in L.A.

"The Late Late Show" is, as expected, leaving its heart (and production) in Los Angeles--and for that, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti is thankful.

NBCUniversal agrees to settle 'Saturday Night Live' interns' lawsuit

NBCUniversal and a group of former “Saturday Night Live” interns have reached an agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit contending the interns should have been paid for their work.

NBCUniversal CEO Burke says cable channels face challenges

Media companies' most reliable cash cow -- their clusters of cable TV channels -- could be headed for some rough terrain.

'Ouija' likely to outspook Keanu Reeves' 'John Wick'

Looks like board games are on track to make a comeback on the big screen.  

TV ratings: Fox wins with World Series; ABC, CBS tie for No. 2

Although the World Series dominated TV ratings, ABC and CBS still scored big on Wednesday night.

Comcast adds 315,000 Internet customers in third quarter

Comcast Corp. delivered strong third-quarter earnings by adding 315,000 high-speed Internet service customers -- surpassing analysts' estimates for subscriber growth during the period.

TV ratings for Game 1 of World Series down from last year

The World Series is off to a slower start in TV ratings compared with last year.

FCC stops clock on Comcast, AT&T-DirecTV reviews

Like many frazzled parents, the Federal Communications Commission has called for a temporary timeout.

Warner Bros., Brett Ratner cut deal to create Chinese investment fund

Warner Bros. is partnering with filmmaker Brett Ratner and two Shanghai-based companies to create a fund that will invest in film, television and live entertainment projects targeting Chinese audiences.

Nielsen goof fixed; NBC's Brian Williams remains news champ

Last week, Nielsen's rankings showed that ABC's just-installed "World News Tonight" anchor -- David Muir -- had rocketed to the top of the viewer ratings.

Music firm brings Chinese indie rock groups to U.S. audiences

In a country where the vast majority of pop music acts still seem prepackaged for the karaoke machine and syrupy anthems dominate the airwaves, China's three-day Strawberry Music Festival and smaller Modern Sky Festival are can't-miss affairs for mainland hipsters.

L.A. watchmaker Cameron Weiss thinks his time has come

After hand-finishing the stainless-steel case of one of his timepieces in a whirring industrial polisher, watchmaker Cameron Weiss carefully submerged it in an ultrasonic cleaning tank.

Convicted Hollywood sex offender faces new charges

A man who was convicted of sexual abuse in California a decade ago is facing new charges in North Carolina. 

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