Tag Archives: Rupert Murdoch

Fox announces 2017-18 schedule

Struggling network goes heavy on sci-fi, picks up Seth MacFarlane show Fox released its 2017-18 schedule this morning in advance of its upfront presentation Monday afternoon and has [..]

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Indianapolis to get new CBS affiliate

In a surprise move, CBS announces its moving its affiliation to WTTV, ending a 58-year relationship with WISH-TV The current battle over retransmission money has claimed another victim [..]

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20th Century Fox to get new name

The studio finally comes into the 21st Century. Really. After 76 years – and 12 years after entering a new century, the studio known as 20th Century Fox [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: Four-for-one special

It’s a four-for-one-special in this edition of T Dog’s Think Tank – thoughts on four subjects in one post. What a deal! – Is Fox’s incompetence at its [..]

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News Corporation to split into two

Looks like Uncle Rupert’s company will have to do the Banana Split. But at least he won’t have to deal with costumed animals running around all over the [..]

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Fox at 25: The hits and misses

Fox celebrated their 25th Anniversary in prime-time this past Sunday with a two-hour retrospective, featuring clips of past shows and a few cast reunions. While the network officially [..]

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The Sun-Times is a disgrace to Chicago. Again.

  Does the headline of this post look familiar to you? Well, aside from the “again” part. It should. I wrote this headline five years ago when the [..]

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Chicago Sun-Times sold. Again.

Here we go again! For the six time in thirty years – and the second time in two years –  the Chicago Sun-Times has a different owner. Wrapports [..]

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Analysis: The real winners and losers in the CoCo lottery

The drawing in the Conan O’Brien lottery took place Monday, and it was Turner Broadcasting who turned up the lucky winner. So what does TBS actually win? Young [..]

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"Smackdown" moves to SyFy

In a move which illustrates once again the declining clout of broadcasters – and the growingpower of cable, Vince McMahon and the WWE have announced the departure of [..]

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T Dog’s Four Pack – Put ’em up

It’s a mid-week edition of T Dog’s Four Pack – the winners and losers of the past week: And to describe the contestants, they are split into two [..]

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Chicago Sun-Times has new owner

The Chicago Sun-Times has a new lease on life, and you can thank Jim Tyree for it. The paper was sold for just the fourth time in its [..]

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"Rachael Ray" out at WABC? (updated 2)

The New York ABC-owned station is considering axing the program from its 10 a.m. time slot due to mediocre ratings, according to this article in the New York [..]

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San Francisco’s KRON up for sale

The Bay Area’s former dominant NBC affiliate-turned-My Network TV also-ran is up for sale by Young Broadcasting. Calling Rupert Murdoch….

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Hollinger takes control of Sun-Times. Again.

Read Phil Rosenthal’s column on this very complex situation here. Bottom line: The Chicago Onion may be sold, hopefully not to Rupert Murdoch (If it wasn’t for him, [..]

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