B&C BEYOND: JULY 8, 2013

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Click here for a full schedule of Comic-Con 2013, held in San Diego July 18-21.

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Major Deal Pushes Tribune From Defense to Offense

On the final day of the fourth quarter of 2012, Tribune
exited bankruptcy after four tumultuous years of restructuring. Six months
later, on July 1, it announced an eye-popping $2.72 billion acquisition of
local TV -- a handsome batch of strong local news players in markets No. 17 to

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View photos from recent industry events such as Lifetime's Devious Maids premiere and Showtime's Ray Donovan launch party...

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2nd Screen Summit

Check out photos from the 2nd Screen Summit, produced by MESA in partnership with TWICE, B&C and Multichannel News, held June 27 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.

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Bringing Baseball Fans Closer to the Field
Brosnan sees All-Stars as chance to show off changing rules of engagement More

'Flanker' Brands Score Big
There's more Cooking on cable. more history, too. Cable programmers are pouring resources into emerging channels-which often serve up variations on the fare offered by the flagship brands-as a way to protect their mature nets from rivals and grow revenue. Borrowing a term that's as common in football and military strategy as it is in business school, some call these new ventures "flankers."

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Ray Donovan Sets Record for Showtime Series Premiere
Drama draws 1.35 million viewers leading out of final Dexter season-opener More

Marie Osmond Talker Won't Return to Hallmark
ATI to take daytime show out into syndication for fall 2014 More

WVUE New Orleans, Times-Picayune Extend Partnership
Fox affiliate, newspaper-website will continue to share newsgathering resources and produce "serious watchdog reporting" More

Gannett Grabs RightThisMinute in Eight Markets
WUSA Washington, KARE Minneapolis among those adding viral videos show More