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Michael King, innovative syndicator of 'Oprah,' dies at 67

NEW YORK- Michael King, an innovative TV syndicator who helped make stars of Oprah Winfrey, Dr. With his brother Roger, Michael King inherited King World Productions in 1972 from their father, Charles King, who had founded the company eight years earlier to syndicate classic "Our Gang" theatrical comedy shorts. Under the brothers' management, King World rose to be the...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer
Periscope CEO on Android users flooding in

Periscope has created some huge waves since launching, but that was just on one operating system. Now Android users are flooding to make waves, too.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Zack Guzman
UPDATE 3-Apple fails to disqualify antitrust monitor in e-books case

NEW YORK, May 28- A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Apple Inc's bid to disqualify an antitrust compliance monitor appointed after the technology company was found liable for conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. While saying some allegations against the monitor Michael Bromwich "give pause," the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...
Source: Reuters | By: Jonathan Stempel and Nate Raymond
Periscope, media companies talking about anti-piracy tech

CBS CEO Les Moonves, speaking at the Re/code conference on Wednesday, said Twitter and Periscope need to respond to media companies' concerns. "It would be really nice if our friends in the Valley would quit hiding behind the idea that they don't have to engage in the protection of intellectual property," ESPN President John Skipper said last week when asked about...
Source: Reuters | By: Yasmeen Abutaleb and Jennifer Saba
Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could spawn an online video service

NEW YORK, May 27- Charter Communications Inc executives are exploring whether to launch an online video service as part of its combination with larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc, in what would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry. Internet and cable company after Comcast Corp. Charter's top shareholder John Malone, a cable industry pioneer, is on...
Source: Reuters | By: Malathi Nayak
Airbnb is approaching 1M guests per night

Airbnb, valued at $13 billion in October, allows people to rent out homes or spare bedrooms in 34,000 cities around the world.
Source: Recode | By: Kurt Wagner
'Dancing,' 'Voice' on top as viewers got musical last week

ABC's "Dancing" took the top two slots, followed by a pair of regular broadcasts of NBC's "The Voice." For the week overall in prime time, CBS averaged 6.2 million viewers, ahead of NBC, ABC and Fox. NBC's "Nightly News" reclaimed the ratings lead after the previous week's loss to ABC's "World News Tonight.
Source: The Associated Press | By: By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer
Moonves: CBS expects deal with Apple on TV

CBS is in talks with Apple about offering content on Apple's revamped TV offering, CBS CEO Les Moonves said Wednesday.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Matt Hunter
CBS CEO talks All Access, sports & more  

CBS CEO Les Moovnes speaks at the Code Conference, about the Charter-Time Warner Cable deal, CBS All Access and whether they would be interested in the broadcast rights to FIFA.
Source: CNBC.com
Top 10 highest-paid CEOs

1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $156.1 million, up 368 percent. 2. Leslie Moonves, CBS, $54.4 million, down 17 percent. 3. Philippe Dauman, Viacom, $44.3 million, up 19 percent.
Source: The Associated Press | By: The Associated Press