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Lower Profit & Revenue at Time Warner

NEW YORK: Time Warner saw its net income fall 33 percent in the second quarter, with growth at the networks segment offset by declines at the film and TV entertainment and publishing units. Net income was down from Q2 2011’s $638 million to $430 million for the second quarter of ...

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Scripted Pilot Ordered by Lifetime

LOS ANGELES: Lifetime has signed up for the pilot of the tentatively-titled scripted series HR, slated to air next year. The drama, written by Glenn Porter (I Melt with You), follows the career of a director of human resources after she suffers a head injury that causes her to feel ...

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FX Orders New Drama Pilot & More Russell Brand

BEVERLY HILLS: FX has signed up for The Bridge, an American version of the Scandinavian drama Bron, as well as additional installments of BrandX with Russell Brand. The Bridge—about two detectives and their search for a serial killer—is based on the Scandinavian series Bron. It was adapted by Elwood Reid ...

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Game of Thrones, Homeland Take Top TCA Honors

BEVERLY HILLS: HBO’s Game of Thrones was named program of the year at the 28th annual Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards, while Showtime’s Homeland won outstanding new program. The FX sitcom Louie won for outstanding achievement in comedy, and its star, Louis C.K., won for individual achievement in comedy. AMC’s ...

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Style Scores Gossip Girl

LOS ANGELES: Style has picked up the off-network rights to Gossip Girl for launch this August, and has announced new additions to its slate of original programming. The series, acquired from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, will begin airing on August 15. "Knowing our viewers insatiable need for all things style, ...

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FOX Unveils ‘Short-Com’ Hour

LOS ANGELES: Next summer, FOX is slated to premiere a new hour-long series in which each episode will feature four short-form sitcoms created by established stars as well as up-and-coming talent. "We are basically ripping open the traditional scripted comedy development process," said Kevin Reilly, the president of entertainment, of The Short-Com Comedy ...

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FremantleMedia Aligns with Random House

LOS ANGELES: With a view to expanding its scripted programming slate, FremantleMedia has tied up with fellow Bertelsmann-owned Random House to develop book-based projects for the international market. The partnership will see FremantleMedia and Random House U.S. developing scripted television based on the fiction and nonfiction books published by Random House’s ...

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NBCU Sells $1 Billion in Olympic Games Ad Time

NEW YORK: As it gears up for the official opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games tomorrow, NBCUniversal says it has sold $1 billion in national TV and digital advertising for its coverage, about $150 million more than for the 2008 games in Beijing. The conglomerate will cover the games across ...

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News Corp., Sky Invest in Roku

SARATOGA: Roku, manufacturer of devices that enable content to be streamed from the Internet to TV sets, has received $45 million in a new financing round from a group of investors that includes News Corporation and BSkyB. The latest financing round also includes previous Roku investors Menlo Ventures and Globespan Capital ...

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