Spotify says Apple won’t approve a new version of its app because it doesn’t want comp etition for Apple Music – Recode

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Spotify says Apple won’t approve a new version of its app because it doesn’t want competition for Apple Music

"We cannot stand by as Apple uses the App Store approval process as a weapon."

http://www.recode.net/2016/6/30/12067578/spotify-apple-app-store-rejection

After Lions Gate-Starz Deal, the Next Move in Malone Chess Match Could be Discovery Merger – TheStreet

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After Lions Gate-Starz deal, the next move in Malone chess match could be Discovery merger

The owner of the Discovery and Animal Planet channels would give Lions Gate more heft in TV.

https://www.thestreet.com/story/13626132/1/after-lions-gate-starz-deal-the-next-move-in-malone-chess-match-could-be-discovery-merger.html

Discovery Shuts Down ‘The Little Couple’ & 5 Other Shows; Producer LMNO Sues | Deadline

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FBI Raiding LMNO Offices Amid Reality Producer’s Legal Battle With Discovery – Update

UPDATED, 11:19 AM: FBI agents showed up with a search warrant today at the Encino offices of LMNO Productions. The company is embroiled in a bitter falling-out with Discovery Communications, which …

http://deadline.com/2016/06/discovery-shuts-down-six-shows-little-couple-lawsuit-lmno-productions-1201777943/

Cinemark Wants Colorado Theater Shooting Victims To Pay $700K In Fees | Deadline

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Cinemark Wants Colorado Theater Shooting Victims To Pay $700K In Fees

Over a month after a state jury declared the nation’s third largest exhibition chain was not responsible for the fatal Colorado theater shooting at the Aurora Century 16 multiplex, Cinemark wants t…

http://deadline.com/2016/06/cinemark-aurora-theater-shooting-legal-fees-dark-knight-rises-1201781674/

Department Of Justice To Deny Consent Decree Amendment | Billboard

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Department Of Justice To Deny Consent Decree Amendment

It is also determining that ASCAP and BMI must use 100-percent licensing; publishers and PROs see major upheaval, and possibly fewer songwriter collaborations. “This decision will create a clusterf— of epic proportions for the U.S. music publishing industry,” one publisher says.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7423321/department-of-justice-deny-consent-decree-amendment

Lionsgate: Starz Deal Makes It ‘Global Powerhouse’ | Variety

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Lionsgate Says Starz Deal Makes It a ‘Global Content Powerhouse’

Lionsgate’s $4.4 billion deal to buy Starz will turn the entertainment companies into a “global content powerhouse,” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told investors on Thursday. In a …

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/lionsgate-starz-deal-global-content-powerhouse-1201806588/

AMC Entertainment Says It Might Walk From Carmike Deal As Vote Is Postponed- Update | Deadline

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AMC Entertainment Says It Might Walk From Carmike Deal As Vote Is Postponed- Update

Updated with AMC Entertainment announcement: AMC Entertainment says today that it won’t budge on its $1.1 billion (including debt) offer for Carmike Cinemas, and asked the No. 4 exhibition ch…

http://deadline.com/2016/06/carmike-postpones-vote-amc-entertainment-deal-1201781611/

Carmike Postpones Vote On AMC Entertainment Deal | Deadline

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Carmike Postpones Vote On AMC Entertainment Deal

At AMC Entertainment’s request, Carmike Cinemas today delayed its shareholder meeting to vote on AMC’s controversial $1.1 billion (including debt) acquisition offer — which many i…

http://deadline.com/2016/06/carmike-postpones-vote-amc-entertainment-deal-1201781611/

Amazon Inspire Removes Some Content Over Copyright Issues – The New York Times

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Amazon Inspire Removes Some Content Over Copyright Issues

Amazon Inspire, a resource site where teachers share lesson plans, removed three items after complaints that the products were copyrighted materials.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/technology/amazon-inspire-removes-some-content-over-copyright-issues.html?ref=technology