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5 things we just learned about Fox's Roger Ailes
January 8th, 2014
04:31 PM ET

5 things we just learned about Fox's Roger Ailes

By Brian Stelter, CNN

For the three years that Gabriel Sherman was reporting and writing "The Loudest Voice in the Room," a biography of the Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, friends and enemies of both men (and impartial observers) wondered what surprising information Sherman would dig up.

Now we're finding out. The New York Times obtained a copy of the book and published several quotes from it on Wednesday, kick-starting what are likely to be weeks of media coverage.

Read more of Brian's article online here.

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TV Guide Network goes after E! with 'PopSugar Now'
January 8th, 2014
04:00 PM ET

TV Guide Network goes after E! with 'PopSugar Now'

By Brian Stelter, CNN

PopSugar, the popular entertainment Web site for young women, is getting its first shot on television in a partnership with the TV Guide Network, the cable channel also known as TVGN.

For 12 weeks beginning Monday, a half-hour entertainment show called "PopSugar Now" will be shown on TVGN, which is slowly shedding its old TV-listings identity and becoming a broad entertainment channel.

The show is being televised at 6 p.m. ET weeknights, suggesting a brewing rivalry with the much bigger E! cable channel, which has its own nightly celebrity newscast at 7 p.m. ET.

"PopSugar Now" is being billed as an awards season addition to TVGN. But if it performs, "Now" could become a permanent part of the lineup.

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Taking a page from Netflix, Hulu promotes original shows for 2014
January 8th, 2014
11:40 AM ET

Taking a page from Netflix, Hulu promotes original shows for 2014

By Brian Stelter, CNN

There are two faces to Hulu, the online video hub owned by the parent companies of ABC, Fox and NBC.

Hulu is a destination for next-day repeats of TV shows that have already aired on those and other networks. But for a variety of business reasons, it's becoming harder for Hulu to hold onto those shows.

So Hulu is increasingly also a home for TV shows that it can call its own - ones that haven't been on other networks before. That's the face it wants to show the world.

On Wednesday, Hulu announced a lineup of programming for the New Year that it says is its most extensive to date.

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New York Times redesign points to future of online publishing
January 8th, 2014
11:10 AM ET

New York Times redesign points to future of online publishing

By Brian Stelter, CNN

The last time The New York Times embarked on a wholesale redesign of its Web site, in 2006, the iPhone wasn't on the market. Tablets like the iPad were still years away.

So the new design that The Times is unveiling Wednesday is generating much interest within the journalism industry, both for what it says about The Times and about the future of online publishing.

For visitors to NYTimes.com, it will be obvious "that we've redesigned our article pages and restyled our homepage and section fronts to provide a cleaner, more engaging user experience," said Denise Warren, the executive vice president of the digital products and services group at The Times.

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