ESPN Suspends Publication of Grantland Website | Variety

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Bill Simmons Calls ESPN Decision to Terminate Grantland Site ‘Appalling’

ESPN is pulling the plug on Grantland, the cultural news and commentary site that has drawn much praise for its long-form stories and video productions. "After careful consideration, we have decide…

http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/espn-suspends-grantland-website-1201630635/

Box Office: ‘Our Brand is Crisis’ Bombing Friday – Hollywood Reporter

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Box Office: ‘Our Brand is Crisis’ Bombing Friday

Halloween weekend looks to bring more misery at the North American box office, where David Gordon Green’s dramedy Our Brand Is Crisis may not clear $4 million in its debut, according to early Friday returns.

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Simon Cowell’s Live-DJ Competition Show Dropped by Yahoo | Variety

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Simon Cowell’s Live-DJ Competition Show Dropped by Yahoo (Exclusive)

A live show from music-biz impresario Simon Cowell is no longer a go at Yahoo — the latest casualty ofthe Internet company’s shift away from TV-style original programming. "Ultimate DJ," from Cowe…

http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/simon-cowell-live-dj-competition-show-yahoo-cancelled-1201630737/

Universal’s ‘Steve Jobs’ Suffers Copyright Attack Over Shark Scene – Hollywood Reporter

Universal’s ‘Steve Jobs’ Suffers Copyright Attack Over Shark Scene

A photographer who once licensed a shark photograph to Apple for a Steve Jobs presentation says producers didn’t get his consent.

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Republican Party Says It’s ‘Suspending’ NBC News From Planned Debate | Variety

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Republican Party ‘Suspending’ NBC News From Planned Debate After CNBC Fallout

Upset over CNBC moderators’ questions at the GOP debate earlier this week, the Republican National Committee has informed NBC News that it is "suspending" its partnership for a Feb. 26 debate in Ho…

http://variety.com/2015/biz/news/republican-national-committee-suspends-nbc-news-from-debate-1201630555/

ESPN Suspends Publication of Grantland Website | Variety

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ESPN Suspends Publication of Grantland Website

ESPN is pulling the plug on Grantland, the cultural news and commentary site that has drawn much praise for its long-form stories and video productions. "After careful consideration, we have decide…

http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/espn-suspends-grantland-website-1201630635/

RNC Cuts NBC GOP Debate As Candidates Contemplate Coup | Deadline

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RNC Cuts NBC GOP Debate As Candidates Contemplate Coup

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, who is facing a revolt of his party’s presidential candidates over the committee’s lousy handling of this week’s CNBC debate, has sent a kick-…

http://deadline.com/2015/10/rnc-cancels-nbc-gop-debate-cnbc-donald-trump-reince-priebus-1201598888/

SXSW Apologizes for Canceling Panels, Plans Online Harassment Summit – Hollywood Reporter

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SXSW Apologizes for Canceling Panels, Plans Online Harassment Summit

SXSW Interactive is backtracking on its decision to cancel two controversial panels during its 2016 conference that planned to cover online harassment in the gaming community, known as GamerGate. Organizers of the annual technology, film and music confab on Friday apologized for canceling the panels and announced plans for a one-day online harassment summit during the festival.

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Ad-blockers “devastating for smaller channels” – PewDiePie | GamesIndustry.biz

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Ad-blockers "devastating for smaller channels" – PewDiePie

Popular YouTuber says YouTube Red a response to having 40% of the audience bypassing the existing ad-based model

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Fox Agrees To Supply Tentpole Films To Imax | Deadline

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Fox Agrees To Supply Tentpole Films To Imax

This is the first multipicture agreement between Imax and Fox, they say this morning. And it means the large screen venues will get the studio’s upcoming tentpoles includingDeadpool, Independence …

http://deadline.com/2015/10/fox-deal-provide-tentpole-films-imax-1201598635/

Quentin Tarantino Faces Mounting Pressure as Police Boycotts Spread

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Quentin Tarantino Faces Mounting Pressure as Police Boycotts Spread

“This can spread to other unions, like firemen and teachers too,” expert tells TheWrap

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‘CBS This Morning’ Gains Ground in TV’s Morning-News Wars | Variety

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How ‘CBS This Morning’ Finally Became a Player in the Morning News Race

On a recent morning when the world is curious about the Republican candidates gearing up for a run at President, the transition of late-night hosts at Comedy Central and terrorism in the Middle Eas…

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Ctrl-Walt-Delete: is the Apple TV the future of television? | The Verge

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Ctrl-Walt-Delete: is the Apple TV the future of television?

The new Apple TV came out this week, and both Walt and Nilay wrote reviews. Will they finally disagree? And can anyone crack the TV puzzle? It’s all up in the air, or in the cloud, or wherever…

http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/29/9639264/ctrl-walt-delete-is-the-apple-tv-the-future-of-television

Roman Polanski Extradition Decision in Poland – Hollywood Reporter

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Roman Polanski Extradition Decision in Poland

Roman Polanski escaped a U.S bid to extradite him from Poland on Friday over charges dating back to the 1970s as a Polish court rejected the bid.

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If Uefa had any moral backbone it would consider withdrawing from Fifa | Marina Hyde | Football | The Guardian

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If Uefa had any moral backbone it would consider withdrawing from Fifa | Marina Hyde

The only way these seven Fifa presidential candidates could be considered new brooms is if they were placed next to a recently unearthed fossilised sweeping implement believed to date back to the early Iron Age

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2015/oct/28/uefa-fifa-presidential-candidates-sheikh-salman

English Soccer”s Growing Cross-Pond Appeal Burnishes NBCU TV Deal — Update – NASDAQ.com

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English Soccer”s Growing Cross-Pond Appeal Burnishes NBCU TV Deal — Update

NBCUniversal, which has owned Premier League rights since 2013, outbid 21st Century Fox Inc. and BeInSports–a spinoff of Qatar’s Al Jazeera Media.

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/english-soccers-growing-crosspond-appeal-burnishes-nbcu-tv-deal–update-20151028-01661

Editor-in-chief Colin Myler finally exits the Daily News | New York Post

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Editor-in-chief Colin Myler finally exits the Daily News

Colin Myler exited as editor-in-chief of the Daily News on Wednesday — and one of new editor Jim Rich’s first tasks will be to fill the hole created by the departure of one of the paper’s most prol…

http://nypost.com/2015/10/29/editor-in-chief-colin-myler-finally-exits-the-daily-news/

Axel Springer appoints CEO of growing U.S. business | Reuters

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Axel Springer appoints CEO of growing U.S. business

German publisher Axel Springer appointed Jens Mueffelmann as head of its U.S. business on Thursday, a new post created in recognition of the growing importance of the market.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/29/us-axel-sprngr-usa-idUSKCN0SN1WG20151029

Disney’s Maker Studios Inks Deal With Verizon’s Go90 for Original Series | Variety

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Disney’s Maker Studios Inks Deal With Verizon’s Go90 for Original Series

Maker Studios, the Disney-owned multichannel network, will produce at least eight original series as well as live eventsfor Verizon’s Go90 free mobile-video service, including content based on the…

http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/maker-studios-disney-go90-verizon-original-series-1201629646/