Archives: September 2009

GE Said to Entertain Offers for NBC

Posted by: Ron Grover on September 30

After months of denying it’s for sale, General Electric (GE) seems to be entertaining offers for its NBC Universal unit. According to multiple sources, cable giant Comcast (CMCSA) is among...

Netflix, Studios discuss a new DVD deal

Posted by: Ron Grover on September 30

Sometimes in Hollywood, misery loves company. And, while three film studios are locked in a legal tussle with video vending machine operator RedBox and its $1 rentals, another company that’s...

Daily News' Zuckerman Bids for BusinessWeek

Posted by: Tom Lowry on September 30

New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman says he is a bidder for BusinessWeek. In a telephone interview with BusinessWeek, the real estate billionaire would only confirm that he bid...

BusinessWeek Accepts Revised Bids From Potential Buyers

Posted by: Tom Lowry on September 29

Revised bids are due today for BusinessWeek and at least four parties are still competing to own the 80-year-old magazine, according to executives familiar with the process. With the latest...

Big Time Warner Investor: Sell Magazines, Buy Entertainment

Posted by: Dan Beucke on September 25

By Ron Grover It’s only a matter of time before the media industry consolidation begins. But when it does, Time Warner likely will be out there buying, according to its...

A Note Before I Dash Out The Door

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 24

I thought that if I put this off long enough, then writing it would be easier. This notion is, of course, wholly divorced from reality. As some of you may...

Zelnick, Crovitz Team Up For Possible BusinessWeek Run

Posted by: Tom Lowry on September 23

ZelnickMedia LLC, a New York-based investment firm, is teaming with the former publisher of The Wall Street Journal, L. Gordon Crovitz, to make a possible run for BusinessWeek, yet it...

Bloomberg Submits Its Bid For BusinessWeek

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 20

After being given a few days’ grace past the September 15 deadline for final bids for BusinessWeek, Bloomberg LP submitted its bid for the 80-year old business magazine, according to...

Potential Bloomberg Bid Looms Over BusinessWeek Sale Process

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 15

As the midnight deadline for final bids for BusinessWeek neared on Tuesday, Sept 15, the question looming over the process was whether or not late entrant Bloomberg LP would bid....

Fox News: The Importance of Being Ailes

Posted by: Justin Bachman on September 15

The following post is from Ronald Grover, BusinessWeek's Los Angeles bureau chief: Anyone who ever wondered how important the Fox News Channel is to Rupert Murdoch and News Corp (NWS)...

Wasserstein Drops Out Of Race For BusinessWeek

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 15

The list of suitors for BusinessWeek just got a little shorter. Bruce Wasserstein has decided against making a final bid for the magazine, say executives familiar with the situation. A...

Handy Primer On The BusinessWeek Sale Process

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 14

I’ve done a bunch of stories chronicling the developments in the ongoing process in which McGraw-Hill is seeking to sell BusinessWeek. As the deadline for final bids nears, though, I...

Disney Signs on Guillermo del Toro, Expanding Push for 'Branded' Creators

Posted by: Justin Bachman on September 12

The following post is from Ronald Grover, BusinessWeek’s Los Angeles bureau chief: While no one has been watching, the Walt Disney Co. (DIS) may well be overhauling the way movie...

Bloomberg Enters Bid Fray For BusinessWeek

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 10

Bloomberg LP has re-entered the bidding process for McGraw-Hill’s BusinessWeek, several sources familiar with the situation say, and is expected to meet with BusinessWeek executives to get more detailed information...

Magazine Circulation Bummer List, First Half ’09 Edition

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 01

The following magazines missed making rate base for the first six months of 2009, according to the figures released yesterday by Audit Bureau of Circulations. Which means what? “Rate base”...

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