“I have very big ambitions for Capital: to do in New York what we did in Washington with POLITICO,” Mr. Allbritton, who announced in late July that he was selling his television holdings in order to focus on digital, said in a statement. “I believe powerfully that nonpartisan publications with an intense focus on a specific set of topics can break though [sic] quickly, editorially and financially. I’m excited to take the impressive work [Josh] Benson and [Tom] McGeveran did with Capital to the next level.” Read More
Just in time for football season, CBS and Time Warner Cable have reached a deal, the companies announced on Labor Day evening. Starting at 6 p.m. tonight, the blackout is over and Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas will once again be able to watch How I Met Your Mother and Showtime.
Negotiations between the two companies broke down on August 2, so for a full month Time Warner did not show CBS or Showtime. Read More
Janklow & Nesbit’s Tina Bennett represented the book, called Among the Suitors: Single Women I Have Loved. It develops Read More
Today news broke that Bloomberg has designs to acquire BNA, a D.C. area-based legal information services company, for $990 million.
(Keeping up with the Jones’s is expensive when the Jones’s are the Thomson Reuters’s.)
As such, the terminal manufacturers will welcome BNA’s 350ish publications and 600-odd reporters into their fold. BNA specialize in tax and regulatory law, which makes it useful for Bloomberg’s burgeoning BGov and for competing with Reuters’s News & Insight: Legal division, launched in March. Read More
New York magazine contributing editor Wesley Yang has sold his first book to Matt Weiland at Ecco.
The starting point for the proposed book of nonfiction was Mr. Yang’s much talked-about New York cover story, “Paper Tigers,” about Asian-American values and the American meritocracy.
“Wes’ original NY Mag piece is the kind of Read More
Nighttime cable news anchors do not normally consider making a move to daytime television but, accoring to The Hollywood Reporter, CNN’s Anderson Cooper is in talks with Warner Bros. to host a syndicated daytime talk show. Sources told THR that CNN and Warner Bros. have been negotiating an arrangement for Mr. Cooper for Read More
Soho based Bug Labs announced a major partnership today with Verizon Wireless. It’s a huge opportunity for Bug, but founder Peter Semmelhack also felt he had some explaining to do.
Textingly has scored the NJ Nets as its first big customer. The NY based startup launched as part of TechCrunch Disrupt last May. Erick Schonfeld reports the deal raised $400,000, more than half of the $750,000 goal in Textingly’s seed round.
This morning CNN president Jon Klein officially announced that America’s Got Talent host Piers Morgan will be taking over Larry King’s 9 p.m. time slot.
Brian Stelter and Bill Carter said the deal was ready to go through almost two months ago, but there were a few details (e.g. money) to iron out.
“He Read More