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Silverman Leaves NBC, Goes Digital

Will head new company created with Barry Diller

(Newser) - Ben Silverman is leaving NBC Entertainment and hitting the Internet, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The division's co-chair—who may have jumped and may have been pushed—will partner with Barry Diller and IAC to create “a next generation enterprise that bridges the gap between traditional television and the...

NBC, CBS At Odds on How to Survive
 NBC, CBS 
 At Odds on 
 How to Survive 
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NBC, CBS At Odds on How to Survive

Zucker trumpets new model; Moonves aims for hit shows

(Newser) - America’s oldest TV broadcasters see very different roads ahead as they navigate today’s world of splintering audiences, Advertising Age reports. NBC is carving a new path, dropping five hours of potential scripted shows a week for a nightly Jay Leno show, and banking on its cable channels. CBS,...

LiLo's House Not Robbed, Just Messy
 LiLo's House 
 Not Robbed, 
 Just Messy 
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LiLo's House Not Robbed, Just Messy

Plus, another ex pines over Jen, and more

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan can’t catch a break. First she’s dumped, then her house is broken into—or not. The attempted burglary reported yesterday turned out to be a false alarm, the AP reports. Police said the house was just extremely messy, not ransacked. Elsewhere:
  • Jennifer Aniston’s exes are
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Stewart 'Incredibly Unfair,' Says NBC Chief

(Newser) - NBC CEO Jeff Zucker said today that Jon Stewart’s Daily Show attacks are “incredibly unfair to CNBC and the business media,” Broadcasting & Cable reports. “CNBC is a spectacular organization and in particular Jim Cramer,” Zucker continued. “What is going on now is absurd....

Local TV Stations Could Go Off the Air

Networks consider jumping straight to cable

(Newser) - For decades, local TV stations ruled the airwaves and were treated with deference by the likes of ABC, CBS, and NBC, which needed them to reach their audiences. But as the recession has pummeled advertising revenue, most have been forced to make drastic cuts, and the networks are contemplating doing...

The Chin Is In: Leno Will Stay at NBC

Tonight Show host will get new gig at 10 pm: report

(Newser) - NBC will keep Jay Leno and give him a new talk show in its 10pm slot, sources tell Deadline Hollywood Daily. Leno had said he was "done" with NBC and regularly skewered network chief Jeff Zucker on the Tonight Show, fueling speculation that Leno would move to ABC....

NBC Splits Off Studio for Cable
 NBC Splits Off Studio for Cable 

NBC Splits Off Studio for Cable

Shake-up hands key role to Sci-Fi channel boss

(Newser) - NBC is splitting its TV production unit into two companies. The units will share the same resources, but will be divided into separate cable and broadcast operations, according to the Hollywood Reporter. NBC's cable channels have been reaping the profits of hits like Battlestar Galactica and Monk, while its broadcast...

NBC Keeps on Truckin' With Innovative Reality Package

Network buys prime time block of action shows - with no staff writers

(Newser) - Writers? Who needs writers? NBC is about to buy a two- or three-hour block of prime time programming featuring unscripted documentary style action shows from the producers of “Ice Road Truckers" and the "Deadliest Catch." The programs don't need staff writers, cost a fraction of standard television...

NBC: Leno Still Out in 2009
NBC: Leno Still Out in 2009

NBC: Leno Still Out in 2009

Second thoughts or no, NBC sticks to the plan

(Newser) - Reports of Jay Leno's cold feet notwithstanding, "Conan O'Brien will take over 'The Tonight Show' in 2009," NBC chief Jeff Zucker said yesterday. Reports that Leno was reconsidering retirement from the late-night throne sparked speculation that the network might keep the comedian onboard. Nope, said the exec, adding,...

NBC's Zucker Snaps at Apple
NBC's Zucker Snaps at Apple

NBC's Zucker Snaps at Apple

Accuses iTunes of destroying music revenue

(Newser) - NBC chief Jeff Zucker has launched an extraordinary attack on Apple, accusing the digital download service iTunes of destroying revenue in the music industry, reports Apple Insider.com.  "Apple has destroyed the music business—in terms of pricing—and if we don’t take control, they’ll do...

NBC Content Will Disappear From iTunes

Standoff over pricing, piracy leaves TV fans caught in the middle

(Newser) - In a move that could hurt both companies, NBC Universal has decided to pull its popular digital videos from Apple’s iTunes store. NBC, Apple’s top supplier of digital video, said it wanted more control over the pricing of its products and greater piracy protection, echoing complaints from other...

Kevin Reilly Quits NBC
Kevin Reilly Quits NBC

Kevin Reilly Quits NBC

Entertainment prez leaves struggling network; Zucker recruits Reveille head

(Newser) - Kevin Reilly is bolting from his gig as NBC's entertainment president, reports Variety, after network capo Jeff Zucker recruited Reveille head Ben Silverman for a position over him. Reilly—who produced several hits including Heroes and Deal or No Deal—will take his multi-million dollar severance package and most likely...

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