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Charter to Acquire Bright House for $10.4 Billion, Creating Second-Biggest U.S. Cable Operator

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Charter Communications plans to buy Bright House Networks in a deal worth $10.4 billion, a move that would result in the combined company becoming the No. 2 U.S. cable operator behind Comcast. The deal comes after Charter lost its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable to Comcast in 2013. However, Charter, which counts John Malone’s Liberty… Read more »

BBC Greenlights Stephen Poliakoff’s ‘Close to the Enemy’

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LONDON — Director-writer Stephen Poliakoff has started to shoot period drama series “Close to the Enemy,” which has been commissioned by the BBC and will be distributed by All3Media Intl. Jim Sturgess (“One Day”) heads the cast that includes Freddie Highmore (“Bates Motel”), Charlotte Riley (“Peaky Blinders”), Phoebe Fox (“Woman in Black 2”) and August… Read more »

Hannibal Buress to Host 19th Annual Webby Awards

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Hannibal Buress will host the 19th Annual Webby Awards, which will take place May 18 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The standup comedian, who’s hosting the show for the first time, has a huge digital following with over 400,000 Twitter followers and more than 120,000 on Instagram. Buress been a series regular on Comedy Central’s “Broad… Read more »

Comcast CFO to Launch Investment Firm Backed By Cable Giant

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Comcast is making a big change in its senior management team as chief financial officer Michael Angelakis is set to launch a technology and media investment firm with $4 billion in backing from Comcast. “This is a time of tremendous change and opportunity in our core technology and media industries, as well as in adjacent… Read more »

Michelle Phan, Endemol Shine Launch ‘Icon’ Lifestyle Network on YouTube, Other Digital Platforms

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Michelle Phan — YouTube star, makeup maven and entrepreneur — is launching online lifestyle network Icon together with Endemol Shine Group’s Endemol Beyond digital division. The Icon network, on YouTube and other services, debuts Tuesday simultaneously in the U.S. and the U.K., with a slate of original programming spanning such topics as beauty, fashion, wellness, DIY, food and travel. Endemol Beyond plans rollouts across Western Europe… Read more »

Stan Lee Teams with ‘Downton Abbey’ Producer Carnival on ‘Lucky Man’

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LONDON — “Downton Abbey” producer Carnival Films has joined forces with comic-book writer Stan Lee on his first TV drama for the U.K., super-hero crime thriller “Lucky Man,” which has been commissioned by U.K. pay TV operator Sky. The 10-episode one-hour series is based on an original idea by Lee and is being made in… Read more »

‘Top Gear’ Executive Producer: ‘I Have Not Resigned’

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LONDON — “Top Gear” executive producer Andy Wilman has denied reports that he is quitting the BBC show, which has an estimated audience of more than 350 million in 214 territories worldwide. His denial follows the leaking of an email he sent Monday to the show’s staff with the subject-line “Au revoir,” which suggested he… Read more »

Film Review: ‘Posthumous’

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Relative to its fellow grand European capitals, Berlin’s potential as a romantic playground has been rather under-explored on film, which is reason enough to welcome Lulu Wang’s slight, sprightly art-scene comedy “Posthumous” onto screens

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