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Nov 25, 2014

Facebook video draws Thanksgiving ads from Macy’s, others

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Macy’s Inc, which traditionally kicks off the U.S. holiday shopping season with a nationally televised parade in Manhattan, also will join a handful of other companies this year parading their ads on Facebook’s fledgling video feeds.

As the social media platform slowly rolls out its premium video offerings to advertisers, Macy’s will launch its online video ads Thursday evening.

Nov 25, 2014

Facebook video draws Thanksgiving ads from Macy’s, others

NEW YORK, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Macy’s Inc, which traditionally
kicks off the U.S. holiday shopping season with a nationally
televised parade in Manhattan, also will join a handful of other
companies this year parading their ads on Facebook’s
fledgeling video feeds.

As the social media platform slowly rolls out its premium
video offerings to advertisers, Macy’s will launch its
online video ads Thursday evening.

Nov 21, 2014

CNN, Cartoon Network restored to Dish subscribers

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – Dish Network Corp and Time Warner Inc’s Turner Broadcasting “mutually decided” to restore CNN, the Cartoon Network and other channels to Dish’s satellite TV service, the companies said in a statement on Friday.

The companies said they also decided to keep Turner’s TBS and TNT networks on the air, dodging a Dec. 5 deadline that threatened to black out those two networks.

Nov 13, 2014

Hachette and Amazon reach agreement on e-book sales

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – Hachette Book Group and Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday they reached a multi-year agreement for e-book and print book sales after months of fighting that pitted authors, agents and publishers against the world’s largest online retail store.

Hachette, a unit of France’s Lagardere SCA and the fourth-largest U.S. book publisher, said the new e-book terms will take effect early next year and that it will have the responsibility for setting consumer prices.

Nov 12, 2014

Exclusive: Some unhappy Yahoo investors asking AOL for rescue

NEW YORK (Reuters) – At least two top-10 Yahoo Inc shareholders are so unhappy with Chief Executive Marissa Mayer’s turnaround efforts that they are making a direct plea to AOL Inc CEO Tim Armstrong to explore a merger and run the combined company.

Their move follows an activist campaign by hedge fund Starboard Value LP, which is pushing Yahoo to consider a deal with AOL and unlock Yahoo’s valuable stakes in Asian Web companies.

Nov 12, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Some unhappy Yahoo investors asking AOL for rescue

NEW YORK (Reuters) – At least two top-10 Yahoo Inc shareholders are so unhappy with Chief Executive Marissa Mayer’s turnaround efforts that they are making a direct plea to AOL Inc CEO Tim Armstrong to explore a merger and run the combined company.

Their move follows an activist campaign by hedge fund Starboard Value LP, which is pushing Yahoo to consider a deal with AOL and unlock Yahoo’s valuable stakes in Asian Web companies.

Nov 6, 2014

Strong advertising sales boost AOL revenue

By Jennifer Saba and Anya George Tharakan

(Reuters) – AOL Inc reported stronger-than-expected revenue growth as advertisers used the digital media company’s automated platforms to buy and sell digital ads.

Total third-quarter revenue rose 12 percent to $626.8 million, ahead of the average analyst estimate of $623.5 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Nov 5, 2014

Time Warner profit beats estimates as subscription fees rise

By Abhirup Roy and Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – Time Warner Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit on Wednesday, helped by higher subscription fees for channels offered by its Turner Broadcasting and HBO.

Revenue from Turner Broadcasting, the operator of channels such as CNN, TBS and TNT, rose 5 percent to $2.4 billion in the third quarter.

Nov 4, 2014

21st Century Fox to tread carefully with streaming video

By Jennifer Saba and Lehar Maan

(Reuters) – Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey said the company is being “disciplined” about its options when considering streaming video offerings that bypass cable and satellite subscriptions.

“We believe the traditional bundle offers great value to consumers and will be the primary consumer package for years to come,” Carey said on Tuesday during an third quarter earnings call with analysts. He was referring to traditional cable packages that “bundle” together several channels for one price.

Nov 2, 2014

Dish far apart on contract as deadline nears: source

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – CBS Corp and Dish Network Corp are far apart on talks for a new distribution deal, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations, setting up the possibility that the satellite provider’s subscribers could lose access to the most-watched U.S. TV network next month.

The current agreement, signed on January 5, 2012, is set to expire in late November, according to the person. The two sides continue to talk.