Entertainment Web site Hulu sale canceled

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- Owners of U.S. entertainment provider Hulu said they were pulling the Web site off the market and would invest $750 million into the business.

Yahoo! joins six others in pursuit of Hulu

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Yahoo! Inc. has joined six other bidders for U.S. entertainment Web site Hulu, a source close to the deal-making told The Wall Street Journal.

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Chernin bids $500 million for Hulu

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (UPI) -- One of the founders of video website Hulu, Peter Chernin, has offered more than $500 million for the U.S. company, an executive close to the talks said.

Apollo seeks to merge reality shows

NEW YORK, D.C., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Equity firm Apollo Global Management is pushing to merge two reality television firms familiar to U.S. audiences, Core Media Group and Endemol.
Pirated 'Wolverine' downloaded 4M times

Pirated 'Wolverine' downloaded 4M times

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- Twentieth Century Fox says an unfinished copy of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" illegally posted on the Internet has been downloaded 4 million times since March 30.
Report: Chernin resigning at News Corp.

Report: Chernin resigning at News Corp.

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- News Corp. President Peter Chernin is leaving the company he helped build into a worldwide media powerhouse, at least two U.S. published reports said Monday.

Network heads accused of extending strike

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The chiefs of two top U.S. entertainment studios have been accused by California congressional Democrats of extending the writers' strike, sources say.

Chernin: WGA strike 'probably a positive'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Peter Chernin, president of Fox parent News Corp., said the Writers Guild of America strike will probably save his company money.

Hollywood writers on strike

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood writers went on strike Monday against producers, networks and studios, despite last-minute talks aimed at averting a walkout.

Writers, producers in last-minute talks

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood writers were in last-minute talks with producers, networks and studios Sunday, aimed at averting a strike, Daily Variety reported.

Chernin: Apple should prepare for battle

CAMBRIDGE, England, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Apple executives should expect a battle when negotiating with News Corp., the media company's chief operating officer said in Britain this week.

Hollywood Dems returning to Clinton fold

LOS ANGELES, June 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood Democrats are reportedly returning to Hillary Clinton after a flirtation with her fellow U.S. senator and presidential campaign rival, Barack Obama.

News Corp., NBC to launch video site

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- News Corp. and NBC Universal said in New York Thursday they would launch an online video site that is a "game changer for Internet video."

News Corp., Liberty Media near swap deal

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Liberty Media Corp. is preparing to give its 19-percent voting stake in News Corp. back to the U.S. media giant in exchange for cash and stock.

News Corp. plans to expand MySpace

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- News Corp. chief operating officer Peter Chernin has laid out plans to expand MySpace as the next phase of the U.S. company's digital strategy.

News Corp. sued by funds

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Twelve large pension and investment funds are suing News Corp. for an alleged failure to let shareholders better defend against takeovers

Rupert Murdoch's oldest son quits business

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- The man projected to succeed Rupert Murdoch as head of New York-based News Corp. is leaving his father's business.

News Corps. has no spin-off plans

CHICAGO, April 8 (UPI) -- News Corps. has no plans to start spinning off or selling off major assets, as other media firms have been doing recently, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

Peter Liguori will run Fox Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- Peter Liguori has been named president of entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Co., News Corp. president Peter Chernin announced Thursday.

Analysis: NFL, TV still happily married

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The new TV deals announced by the National Football League indicate that NFL football is still one of the strongest attractions in TV programming, and network e
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Chernin won't replace Disney's Eisner

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Rumors veteran Hollywood executive Peter Chernin would replace Walt Disney Co.'s Michael Eisner have ended with Chernin extending his News Corp. deal.

TV execs unworried about impact of DVRs

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- A panel of top U.S. entertainment executives said the threat of digital video recorders to the TV business is less than reported.

Los Angeles Dodgers sold again

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers were sold Friday for the second time in five years.

Thanks Tanks Wrap-up

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think ta
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