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News Corp. OKs publishing spinoff

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News Corp. will "wow the world as two, as opposed to merely one," Rupert Murdoch proclaimed Thursday as the conglom announced plans to pursue the split of its entertainment and publishing divisions.

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BBC extends global aud by 6%

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LONDON -- The BBC's global weekly audience rose by 14 million to 239 million in the past 12 months, up 6% from last year, according to the pubcaster's own estimate.

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Sky Italia to bow on-demand service

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ROME -- Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia paybox is launching Sky on demand in Italy, stepping up its competition with Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset, and following similar Sky services in the U.K. and…

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‘Savages’ love-fest

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At Monday's premiere of Universal's "Savages" at the Village Theater in Westwood, Oliver Stone explained the differences between his new film, with its themes of drugs and violence, and "Scarface,"…

Disney joins the billion club

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One billion views is quickly becoming the milestone YouTube channel operators like to tout, with Disney recently reaching that figure with its slate of original family-friendly fare.

‘Emotional’ trip to NY

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"Vagina Monologues" scribe Eve Ensler's new play "Emotional Creatures" is heading for a New York premiere this fall, said producers Carole Black and Pat Mitchell.

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