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  • TV Drama Season in D.C. Has Broadcasters Awaiting Rulings

    Television executive Marci Burdick is gripped by a drama that isn’t appearing on her company’s CBS affiliate in South Bend, Indiana: She’s watching battles in Washington that figure to reshape the broadcast industry.

  • Fox’s Reilly to Exit After ‘Idol’ Ratings Decline

    Kevin Reilly, who led Fox Broadcasting to the top of the network TV ratings, will step down after a loss of viewers marked by the declining popularity of “American Idol.”

  • News Corp. Will Reorganize Fox Networks as TV Chief Vinciquerra Steps Down

    News Corp. said Fox Networks Group head Tony Vinciquerra will leave the company on Feb. 11, and top programming executives will report directly to President and Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey.

  • News Corp.'s Fox Network Says It May Drop Stations in Dispute Over Fees

    News Corp .’s Fox network said it may drop some affiliates if the local TV stations are unwilling to pay a program fee sought by the broadcaster.

  • Cablevision Systems Sued by Customers Over Fox Network Block

    Cablevision Systems Corp. , which provides television programming in the New York City area, was sued by customers seeking damages for the company’s failure to firm up a contract with News Corp. ’s Fox network.

  • Disney’s ESPN Steps Up Its Game to Meet Fox Network’s Challenge

    Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN, which bills itself as “the worldwide leader in sports,” is meeting Fox Sports 1’s challenge with additional shows, broader online offerings and a new studio.

  • Fox Network Said to Be Near Pact to Offer Warner Bros.-Made Shows Online

    News Corp.’s Fox network is near a deal to let the broadcaster stream current Warner Bros. programs on websites and mobile devices, two people with knowledge of the talks said.

  • Fox Networks Plans to Apply for 2nd Digital Channel in Japan, Nikkei Says

    News Corp.’s Fox Networks Group will seek a Japanese government license for a second channel to offer a digital satellite broadcasting service it wants to start next year, Nikkei English News reported, citing an interview with Fox Networks Chief Executive Officer Tony Vinciquerra.

  • Lachlan Murdoch Re-Emerges as Contender for Top News Corp. Role

    Lachlan Murdoch’s Australian sojourn is over.

  • Fox Network Looks for Life Beyond American Idol, 24

    By Ronald Grover May 13 (Bloomberg Businessweek) -- Kevin Reilly, Fox Broadcasting's entertainment president, is racing to find new shows. His worry is that the network's buoyant ratings could sink once Simon Cowell, the caustic talent judge and star of American Idol, leaves the successful singing competition this month after nine seasons. The Fox programming chief wants to remake a network that has relied on Idol, hour-long dramas, and cartoon comedies to lead in the crucial 18-to-49-year-old viewer category for almost six years. In addition to Cowell's exit from Idol, TV's most watched show, Fox is losing Kiefer Sutherland and his popular thriller, 24. The network needs fresh fare, especially because 18-to-49 ratings for both Idol and a medical drama, House, are slumping. Reilly, 47, insists he welcomes the challenge. "It's a high-class problem to have," he says. "The shows are still very

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