By Liana B. Baker and Greg Roumeliotis NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apollo Global Management LLC is nearing a roughly $3 billion (2.32 billion pounds) agreement to acquire Cox's TV stations, the biggest in a series of deals the private equity firm is lining up to become a force in U.S. broadcasting, according to sources familiar with the matter. Cox Media Group and Apollo are also discussing some joint venture agreements for Cox’s broadcast station in Atlanta, where Cox is headquartered and also has radio stations, the sources said. There may be other cities where the companies decide tohave joint ventures, the sources added. An agreement between Apollo and Cox could be announced later this week, the sources said, asking not to be identified because the matter is confidential. As with any negotiations, talks could always fall apart at the last minute, the people cautioned. Apollo is also a bidder for a portfolio of stations that Nexstar Media Group Inc plans to shed following its $4.1 … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Apollo nears $3 billion deal to buy Cox TV stations
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By Jeanne Jakle Updated 5:20 pm CST, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Sandra Oh stars in the cat-and-mouse thriller “Killing Eve,” one of the noteworthy TV series showcasing women in strong roles. Sandra Oh stars in the cat-and-mouse thriller “Killing Eve,” one of the noteworthy TV series showcasing women in strong roles. Photo: Nick Briggs /Associated Press Photo: Nick Briggs /Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Sandra Oh stars in the cat-and-mouse thriller “Killing Eve,” one of the noteworthy TV series showcasing women in strong roles. Sandra Oh stars in the cat-and-mouse thriller “Killing Eve,” one of the noteworthy TV series showcasing women in strong roles. … [Read more...] about Jeanne Jakle: The 10 best TV shows of 2018
1: “Pose” (FX)I’m going out on a limb here. The ambition of this melodrama from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals at times exceeded its grasp. But still: I was consistently blown away by its deep dive into the early years of AIDS and the 1980s Harlem ballroom scene, where LGBT people formed a ritualistic sense of belonging around the runways. The season, told in eight episodes, is a story about survival no matter what. The acting, largely by the trans actresses, was stunning — with all the drama queenliness you might expect anchored by a wide range of emotional subtlety. I’d feared the series would be a hollow exercise in spectacle, but it’s far from that, as it shows the beauty of families of choice and the daily struggles of people living on the financial and cultural edge. The extended ballroom scenes, led by the miraculous Billy Porter as the witty, shady emcee, are funny, flamboyant, and vibrant. At times, Murphy employs the overused … [Read more...] about Critic Matthew Gilbert’s top 10 TV shows of the year
Downing Street says Jeremy Corbyn is "running scared" of a Brexit debate with Theresa May. The debate is due to happen on 9 December - two days before MPs vote on the deal Mrs May has secured with the EU - but there is still disagreement over the format.Mr Corbyn has said he will go with the Tory preference for a BBC debate if it is a straight head-to-head after previously indicating a preference for a similar ITV proposal.But the BBC offer also involves leaders taking questions from a wider panel and a Number 10 spokesman said they are sticking with that plan."A week ago, the PM challenged Jeremy Corbyn to a head-to-head debate. He accepted," the spokesman said. "Since then, in order to accommodate his confected demands, we've moved our preferred day, accommodated the addition of social media questions at Labour's request, and agreed there should be maximum head-to-head time, while still including voices from employers and civil society in the debate."But if Jeremy Corbyn doesn't … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn ‘running scared’ of Brexit TV debate, Downing Street claims