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Disney closing in on cable deal

Nov 6, 2006
The Mouse House is reportedly close to wrapping up multi-year negotiations with Comcast and Time Warner over billions in licensing fees. Janet Babin reports.
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Hollywood: Show us the money

Nov 3, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas and Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier discuss why TV and movie companies have been so hesitant to make deals with YouTube and other digital newcomers.
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Will Hollywood play nice with YouTube?

Nov 3, 2006
Media companies <i>are</i> feeling the pressure to make deals with Google to get on board YouTube, but Financial Times reporter Aline Van Duyn says those companies are conflicted.
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Tom Cruise lands a new gig

Nov 2, 2006
After being publicly dumped by Paramount Pictures, Tom Cruise is breathing life back into MGM's storied United Artists studio. Lisa Napoli has details on the deal that's got Hollywood buzzing.
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MySpace comes clean

Oct 31, 2006
The social networking site has announced it's licensed new technology that will ban users from uploading copyrighted material onto the site. Alisa Roth reports.
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Ringtone royalties

Oct 30, 2006
There's a whole lot of money rolling in from cell phone ringtones and other digital downloads &mdash; but music companies might be taking more than their share of the royalties. Lisa Napoli reports.
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Don't vote for 'Death of a President'

Oct 25, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich takes issue with the fictionalized account of the assassination of President Bush in the film opening this weekend. He says theatergoers should send a message to movie houses &mdash; by staying home.
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Happy birthday iPod

Oct 23, 2006
Apple's iPod is turning five. Will the next five years be a similar rocket ride for the ubiquitous music player? Janet Babin takes a look.
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Big beer pimpin' Jay-Z

Oct 20, 2006
Brewer Anheuser-Busch has tapped rapper Jay-Z to help market its new Bud Select brand beer. And he's going to be involved as more than just a celebrity frontman, Jeff Tyler reports.
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Feathers flying at NBC

Oct 19, 2006
NBC Universal will cut 700 jobs and slash around $750 million in operating expenses before the end of next year. Sluggish ad sales and viewership are to blame, Amy Scott reports.
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