Vice Media has agreed to sell a 10 percent stake to A&E Networks. The $250 million investment values the company at $2.5 billion. The news was first reported in the Financial Times (warning: paywall), and a Vice spokerson confirmed both the deal and the valuation. Read More
FOOD TV — Chef and Top Chef lifer Richard Blais is getting his own show on the Food Network. Per the announcement, Hungry Games will explore the "psychology and science behind our food decisions " through "a series of fun...
For the FXX Network, it seems that “The Simpsons” is life. As the mea-popular “Every. Simpsons. Ever” marathon enters its last weekend, the network has announced that the show will continue on in large daily chunks that FXX is calling “Block Parties.” According to the schedule released this week, The Simpsons will air nearly every
This week, Yahoo expanded one of its advertising programs to include more Web publishers. This means that businesses may be able to reach more online customers through additional outlets. And more publishers could be able to bring in advertising revenue from this program as well. Show More Summary
St. Louis Post-Dispatch asks the county family court for any juvenile records it has relating to Michael Brown. (stltoday.com) Vice Media is expected to sell 10% of the company to A&E Networks for $250 million. (ft.com) Meet the man who acquired 30,000 old New Orleans newspapers via the Craigslist “free” section. (theatlantic.com) … Read More
Facebook on Friday said it is dabbling with letting members using smartphones or tablets search for past posts of friends at the leading online social network. Facebook is testing using keywords to find old posts, the California-based company said in an email response to an AFP inquiry. Show More Summary
Hadoop startup Altiscale is close to completing a mission to make Docker a suitable environment for running Hadoop jobs. One of the big remaining issues has to do with network security and ensuring bad neighbors don't spoil the party...Show More Summary
T.D. Jakes, Perry Noble, Nick Vujicic and Jentezen Franklin were among the numerous participants of the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" that's been sweeping online social networks. The stunt was being used to raise funds to support continued research into treating and curing Lou Gehrig's Disease.
EXCLUSIVE: A Steven J. Cannell cult classic is getting a reboot at Fox. The network has given a put pilot commitment to The Greatest American Hero, a new take on the 1981 sci-fi dramedy, which is being shepherded by The Lego Movie writers-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller and 20th Century Fox TV. Show More Summary
Communication has never been so question-mark.
Even though network attention turned to remarks being made by British Prime Minister David Cameron during Chuck Todd‘s planned sign off of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” he got his chance in a video uploaded to the show site. In preparation...Show More Summary
In a digital age, where most users have computers and mobile devices, accessing websites, social networks, and other online media, has become part of day-to-day living. Thus, many companies have adopted digital marketing strategies to...Show More Summary
The deal for 10 percent of the digital media company would value it at $2.5 billion read more
Zimperium, a mobile security company, provides a way to test if a public network has any vulnerabilities. Now, the company has updated its Mobile Threat Defense Suite to 2.0, bringing a new app to iOS devices — zIPS. Read More
In a bit of a stunner, A+E Networks has just bumped off a rival effort by Time Warner to acquire a 10% stake in Vice Media, the upstart digital news organization with a show on TW-owned HBO, almost 5M subscribers to its YouTube channel and a much-coveted young male demographic. Show More Summary
7 New Edgy Dating Reality Shows This Fall With the success of reality dating shows like Dating Naked and The Bachelorette, TV network executives are scrambling to create even edgier reality dating shows for this fall's line-up. HereShow More Summary
By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - AT&T is suing Cox Communications for infringing eight patents dealing with network quality after the regional cable provider ignored its complaints about the issue and made "billions" off of the technology, according to a new lawsuit. Show More Summary
CNN reporter Lisa Dejardins was one of several laid off by the cable news network due to cutbacks. And yesterday she posted a bittersweet YouTube video with a fond farewell, saying, "It is not easy to say goodbye."
The New York Times‘ Jonathan Mahler scoops that Time Warner has ended negotiations with Vice Media. The talks, which have been going on for months, included a plan to spin off Time Warner’s HLN network, and refashion it into a Vice channel. Show More Summary
Less than three years after making her debut as an NBC News correspondent, Chelsea Clinton is leaving the network. She tells People the reason for her departure is "to continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc...Show More Summary