Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch said the proposed merger of ABC News and CNN would only strengthen his company's stance. "It would be very difficult to execute without losing their identity," he told shareholders.
The popular MTV reality series may be over, if matriarch Sharon gets her druthers. She says the combined pressures of the TV cameras' constant presence and her cancer treatments have been almost too much for her family to bear.
Most media buyers purchase space on digital channels in combination with large chunks of space on parent networks because most digital networks don't have enough subscribers. Sanford & Bernstein analyst Tom Wolzien says that to retain viewers, operators should focus on developing attractive programming for digital channels, rather than recycling from sister networks.