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6:35 PM ET, November 5, 2014


 Top News: 
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Moonves: CBS has deal with Sony's broadband pay-TV service, and Showtime will go OTT in 2015  —  Mooves Says CBS Has OTT Deal With Sony  —  Updated: New Showtime broadband service coming in 2015  —  CBS has made a deal to have its programming be a part of Sony's upcoming broadband TV service, according to CBS CEO Les Moonves.
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
CBS Q3 earnings: $3.03 EPS, $3.37B revenue, beating estimates; football, political ads helped  —  CBS Quarterly Earnings Exceed Expectations on Political Advertising  —  The company posted $3.37 billion in revenue while analysts expected $3.32 billion  —  CBS on Wednesday reported third …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CBS News To Launch Video-Streaming Service Thursday  —  After months of preparations, CBS News is widely expected to launch CBSN, a new always-on news service distributed via broadband video and other new-media technologies, part of an effort by CBS Corp. to burnish the work …
Discussion: Re/code and Engadget
Esther Breger / The New Republic:
Fusion's Election Night Coverage Was Like ‘The Daily Show’ For People Who Think Politics Don't Matter  —  For most news networks, election night is a time to solidify one's image and unveil new technologies.  CNN had its usual flashy stunts, and the flashiest was the Empire State Building …
John McDermott / Digiday:
Snapchat in talks with CNN, Comedy Central, Vice, more about serving articles, audio, and video in new “Discover” area of app  —  Snapchat is in partnership talks with BuzzFeed, Time, others  —  Snapchat is in negotiations with Comedy Central, Spotify and Vice for the upcoming launch …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Unable to find a local partner, the much praised Homicide Watch D.C. is shutting down  —  Philly's lauded is stopping daily gun-crime reporting  —  More sad news from the startups-covering-local-crime world.  Yesterday, it was Philadelphia's …
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Times names a ‘print editor’ for metro  —  Dean Chang, who serves as city editor for The New York Times, has been appointed to the new position of “print editor” for the metro section.  —  In his new role, Chang “will be responsible for planning, coordinating and executing metro's daily print section …
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Time Warner executives on HBO streaming plans, Dish Network dispute  —  HBO and Turner Broadcasting were the hot topics on Time Warner's third-quarter earnings call Wednesday morning.  Analysts had questions about HBO's planned “over-the-top” service, as well as Turner's carriage dispute with Dish Network.
Brent Lang / Variety:
Time Warner Q3: revenue up 3% to $6.24B; Turner Broadcasting up 5% to $2.4B; HBO up 10% to $1.3B
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
4 publisher approaches to the daily newsletter  —  With email newsletters, what's old is new again.  Alongside their tumultuous love affair with traffic from social networks, publishers are also reinvesting in using email to hold onto their more dedicated readers.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
English PEN calls for review of ‘chilling’ press regulation legislation  —  English PEN, the free speech and literature charity, is calling for a review of legislation underpinning press regulation.  —  It has raised concerns, in a report issued today, about the creation of a new class of publisher …
Chris Sutcliffe / TheMediaBriefing:
Time Inc's latest results show a company racing its own falling print revenue  —  Advertising, Consumer Media, Digital Media  —  Time Inc, publisher of titles including Time magazine, the NME and Entertainment Weekly, has recorded expectation-beating Q3 revenues but has lowered …
Linda Nguyen / The Canadian Press:
Toronto Star to eliminate paywall, launch new tablet edition  —  Torstar CEO David Holland speaks to shareholders at their annual general meeting in Toronto on May 7.  —  TORONTO — Torstar Corp. plans to remove the paywall at the country's largest newspaper, the Toronto Star …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Dish Prepared to Take TNT, TBS Off Lineup, Leave CNN Dark for Good: Ergen  —  Satcaster's chairman says it has hit technical snags for OTT service but still plans launch by end of 2014 FILM TV DIGITAL CONTENDERS VIDEO DIRT JOBS MORE SIGN IN search HOMEBIZNEWS Dish Prepared to Take TNT …
Soham Chatterjee / Reuters:
News Corp Q1 earnings: $.11 EPS, $2.15B revenue, helped by strong book publishing and online real estate services  —  News Corp revenue rises 4 percent  —  A sign is seen outside News Corporation building in New York, June 27, 2012.  —  (Reuters) - News Corp (NWSA.O) …
Discussion: Yahoo! News and News Corp
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Ex-Beats Music CEO's New App “Chosen” Is A Mobile-First American Idol  —  Sing, yodel, or shred guitar into your phone, and get famous.  That's the idea behind performance competition platform Chosen, founded by former Gracenote, MOG, and Beats Music CEO David Hyman.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Kobalt, which represents major artists, reports that royalties collected from Spotify in Europe in Q1 surpass those from iTunes by 13%  —  In Europe, Spotify Royalties Overtake iTunes Earnings By 13%  —  Spotify may be smarting from the removal of Taylor Swift's music catalogue from its platform …
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
BFI revamps its on-demand platform for indie movies  —  The British Film Institute (BFI) has redesigned its platform for independent films to make it easier for users to navigate, and to provide room to show off additional content.  —  As well as making things a little slicker and simpler …
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Ryan Mac / Forbes:
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Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Google Play Music and Movies expands to more countries, including three where iTunes isn't offered
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Sky Sports must be offered to BT's YouView customers, says regulator
Discussion: BBC
Brett Zongker / Associated Press:
Newseum CEO departs amid fundraising struggles
Discussion: Philanthropy … and Poynter
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