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James Murdoch Meets Italian Prime Minister, Pledges More Italo TV Production Investments

ROME – James Murdoch and Sky Italia managing director Andrea Zappia on Monday met Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi in Rome and pledged a Euros 40 million ($54 million) investment in two high-profile Italian TV series, “Diabolik” and Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Young Pope,” as the Italo paybox steps up its production spend in Italian scripted TV after the success of its “Gomorra” skein. 289 more words

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An Open Letter to the BBC

By Sue Marsh*

Dear BBC,

In a list of my favorite public bodies, I value you second only to the NHS. For me, you have always been a shining beacon of truth and balance in an increasingly owned and cynical world. 745 more words

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James Murdoch to Deliver Opening Keynote at Mipcom

LONDON — James Murdoch, 21st Century Fox’s co-chief operating officer, will be the opening keynote speaker at the 30th anniversary edition of TV mart Mipcom, the Cannes-set event announced Wednesday. 148 more words

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James Murdoch Joins Board of Interactive Ad Firm

Former AOL and News Corp. digital unit head Jonathan Miller is also named a director at true[x] media.read more

Kevin Reilly's Fox Exit Marks a Muscle-Flexing Moment for James Murdoch

The shakeup under way at Fox Broadcasting with Kevin Reilly’s departure as programming chief gives Murdoch a chance to set a fresh course for the network. 256 more words

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