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2014-07-17 04:47:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Time Warner rejected an $80 billion takeover attempt by 21st Century Fox in June, but rumors persist that the Rupert Murdoch-owned conglomerate could return with a higher offer, various media outlets reported Wednesday. The rejected bid was unsolicited, but according to New York Times reporters Andrew Ross Sorkin and Michael J. De La Merced “The bold move could put Time Warner in play and might again ignite a reshaping of the...

2014-07-16 16:23:15

BEIJING, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix New Media Limited ("Phoenix New Media", "ifeng" or the "Company") (NYSE: FENG), a leading new media company in China, today announced that Ms. Ling Jin has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer ("CMO") of the Company, effective immediately. The Company also announced the recruitment of Mr. Jiarui Richard Tong as Chief Technology Officer ("CTO") of the Company, effective July 21, 2014....

2014-06-23 16:23:06

From a "Nazi Town" to the Westboro Baptist Church, New Six-Part Series Premiering Wednesday, July 9, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT Investigates America's Most Divisive and, at Times, Dangerous Communities WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- White supremacists. Anti-gay churchgoers. Freedom- loving misfits. Gun-toting "hillbillies." Across all 50 states, there are provocative groups of Americans with unorthodox beliefs that do more than just raise eyebrows; they push the...

2014-06-23 12:26:24

Winner Will Be Chosen by the Public and Receive $50,000 to Fund Their Dream Expedition; Contest Now Open at ExpeditionGranted.com WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Move over, Indiana Jones. It's a new day in exploration. National Geographic Channel (NGC) today announced Expedition Granted, a socially fueled competition to find the next generation of explorers and to grant one person's dream expedition for $50,000. The nationwide competition was developed in partnership with...

2014-06-03 12:34:31

Newsmakers Round Out Previously Announced Celebrities Including Jason Alexander, Roseanne Barr, Shannen Doherty, Courtney Love, Matthew Perry, Martin Sheen, James Van Der Beek and More WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- History can happen any day, anytime, anywhere and to anyone. That's a lesson learned by some of the unexpected newsmakers for National Geographic Channel's upcoming three-night miniseries event, The '90s: The Last Great Decade?, narrated by Rob Lowe. Among the...

2014-04-15 12:27:53

Courteney Monroe Elevated to CEO, National Geographic Channels U.S. WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Geographic Channels today announced several senior leadership changes at the company. Gary E. Knell, President and CEO of the National Geographic Society, and Peter Rice, Chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group, on behalf of the Board of Directors of National Geographic Channels, made the announcements jointly. Courteney Monroe, who has served as Chief...

2014-03-24 08:25:14

FAIRFAX, Va., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing announced a jaw-dropping addition to its already stellar 2014 conference lineup: Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox, the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe, and Executive Chairman of News Corp, the largest news and information services provider in the English-speaking world. During...

2014-03-17 12:20:58

Last Night's Broadcast Becomes Most Buzzed About Show Ever for National Geographic Channel with More Than 50,000 Tweets Posted During Live Broadcast WASHINGTON and HOUSTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday night, National Geographic Channel (NGC) and NASA went into orbit like never before with LIVE FROM SPACE, hosted by veteran journalist Soledad O'Brien. In the special, presented by LEXUS, viewers went right along with them, as the broadcast plowed through previous NGC...

2014-03-08 16:20:23

Inspiring Presidential Introduction Will Kick Off COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, Which Premieres Simultaneously on 10 Fox Networks Group Channels, Including FOX and National Geographic Channel, at 9:00 PM ET/PT This Sunday, March 9 WASHINGTON and LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama will introduce the highly anticipated series premiere episode of COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY airing this Sunday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on 10 Fox Networks...

2014-02-26 12:24:26

LONDON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Global Broadcasting and Cable TV Market 2012-2016TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Broadcasting and Cable TV market to grow at a CAGR of 5.28 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing amount of TV advertising. The Global Broadcasting and Cable TV market has also been witnessing the increasing use of interactive...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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