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TW cashes in with Southern

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Time Warner Corp. closed a deal on Thursday to pay $213 million in cash to acquire Southern Satellite Systems Inc. from Liberty Media Group, further paving the way for TBS Superstation’s imminent…

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FCC probes cable rates

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WASHINGTON — Soaring cable rates may have earned cablers kudos on Wall Street, but they have also stirred up a hornets’ nest in Washington, where the Federal Communications Commission has begun…

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COMIC FARLEY DIES

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Actor-comedian Chris Farley, the rotund actor known for his tightly wound, boisterous comic characters, died Thursday, according to Chicago police. Farley, 33, was found dead in his apartment in the…

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Golden Globes

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James Cameron's "Titanic" proved unsinkable, with eight Golden Globe nominations -- more than any other film this season, and the most ever in the 55-year history of the awards from the Hollywood…

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Murphy animates Fox ‘PJs’

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Comedian Eddie Murphy will executive produce and serve as the voice of the lead character in a new stop-motion animated comedy “The PJs,” which Imagine Television is developing for Fox Broadcasting…

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Cable rates under fire

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Faced with soaring cable rate hikes, some in Congress are now saying subscriber fees should continue to be regulated into the next century even though price controls are currently scheduled to sunset…

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Peacock buys Par pic pack

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NBC has purchased exclusive broadcast rights to a package of 11 Paramount films, including "Face/Off," "In & Out," "Kiss the Girls" and "John Grisham's The Rainmaker," for about $50 million, sources…

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