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6:40 PM ET, August 15, 2013

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Wall Street Journal:
Sony Reaches Preliminary Programming Deal With Viacom for Online Pay TV Service  —  By - AMOL SHARMA And - SHALINI RAMACHANDRAN -  —  Sony Corp. has reached a preliminary agreement with Viacom Inc. to carry the media company's cable channels on its planned Internet-based TV service …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Viacom-Sony TV Is a Big Deal.  It's Also the Same Deal We Already Have.  —  Viacom's deal to deliver its cable TV shows to a new Web video service from Sony isn't final.  —  But it is a big deal: As the Wall Street Journal first reported today, this is the first time a major programmer has agreed …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Sony and Viacom Reach Tentative Internet TV Deal
Discussion: @brianstelter
Bryan Goldberg / PandoDaily:
Take Two  —  I messed up.  —  There has been a lot of response to my fundraise blog post on PandoDaily on Tuesday.  Most of that response has been negative.  And there are many good reasons for the criticism:  — It over-simplified the editorial landscape.
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
What Was This Bro Thinking?  Bustle.com's Bryan Goldberg Explains Himself  —  Considering he only wanted to launch a women's-interest website, Bryan Goldberg must have been surprised to find himself the internet's primary object of hatred yesterday.  —  No doubt it had a lot …
Philip Bump / The Atlantic Wire:
Syrian Hackers Use Outbrain to Target The Washington Post, Time, and CNN  —  For a brief period on Thursday morning, the Washington Post's website redirected some visitors to a webpage controlled by the Syrian Electronic Army.  In a brief statement, the site didn't indicate how the infiltration occurred …
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post website hacked  —  Readers were “redirected to the site of the Syrian Electronic Army,” Senior Social Media Producer TJ Ortenzi writes in an editor's note.  “The Post is working to resolve the issue.”  —  The New York Times' website was down Wednesday …
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Al Jazeera America Debut Approaches, With Fewer Commercials  —  Cable News Network Will Have Just Six Minutes of Ad Time per Hour  —  Al Jazeera America will have fewer commercials than other cable TV networks when it begins transmitting on Tuesday.  —  The cable news network will air …
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Al Jazeera America faces more than the usual new-kid challenges
Discussion: @jbflint
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Fox Sports 1 will launch with DirecTV, Dish and Time Warner Cable  —  Regis Philbin will host a show on Fox Sports 1.  —  Fox Sports 1 has struck agreements with three major distributors that will ensure that the new cable network will be available in the majority of pay-TV homes …
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John Ourand / SportsBusiness Daily:
Sources: Distributors Hold The Line On Fox Sports 1 Sub Fee  —  The frenzied rush that saw several of the country's biggest distributors agree to carry FS1 at launch occurred only after Fox surprisingly backed off its asking price of $0.80 per subscriber per month, according to multiple high-level sources.
Discussion: @ourand_sbj and The Big Lead
Don Kaplan / NY Daily News:
Verizon FiOS gains customers as standoff continues between Time Warner Cable and CBS  —  Some Time Warner Cable customers say they've been left on hold when trying to cancel service  —  Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (l.) his brother and New York Giants counterpart, Eli Manning …
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Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Blackout brawler: meet the combative CEO keeping CBS off your television
Discussion: @richbtig
Aaron Smith / CNNMoney.com:
Buffett's Berkshire dumps Gannett, buys Dish Network  —  Warren Buffett's investment firm Berkshire Hathaway dumped its shares of newspaper giant Gannett according to SEC documents, and took a new position in Dish Network.  —  In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission …
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Maer Roshan Joins Board of Directors at Assignmint.com  —  Maer Roshan, former editor of Radar and founder of the recently shuttered The Fix, is joining the board of directors at Assignmint.com, a start-up job management site designed to streamline the editorial process between freelance writers and publishers.
Wenqian Zhu / CNNMoney.com:
Journalist jobs are picking up  —  Jobs for journalists are on the upswing.  —  That's good news for an industry in upheaval.  Just this month, there's been a flurry of deals involving struggling marquee American publications.  Amazon ( AMZN, Fortune 500) founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought …
 
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