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  1. BBC loses license fee battle

    4:00 am 12/23/2006

    LONDON -- In what amounts to a major blow to the credibility of BBC director general Mark Thompson, the government has reportedly decided to go ahead with a far lower license fee settlement than called for by the BBC.Read more

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  2. All Cablevision customers to get Texas Bowl

    4:00 am 12/23/2006

    The NFL Network and Cablevision agreed Friday to carry the channel for a weeklong free preview beginning Christmas Eve that will include the Texas Bowl featuring Rutgers.Read more

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  3. News Corp. swaps DirecTV stake with Liberty

    4:00 am 12/23/2006

    Rupert Murdoch and his News Corp. and John Malone and his Liberty Media made it official Friday: they're splitting up. The deal has Liberty giving up its 16.3% stake in News Corp. in exchange for News Corp's. entire 38.5% stake in DirecTV Group.Read more

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  4. Blues promoter Tina Mayfield dies

    4:00 am 12/23/2006

    Tina Mayfield, the widow of blues great Percy Mayfield who promoted blues music as if it were a precious heirloom, has died. She was 77.Read more

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  5. Nipuna inks $25 mil animation deal

    4:00 am 12/23/2006

    NEW DELHI -- Nipuna Services Ltd., a subsidiary of one of India's leading IT companies, Satyam Infotech, on Friday said it has finalized a $25 million animation deal with Germany's 4K Animation.Read more

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  6. Suit against DiCaprio, Maguire dismissed

    4:00 am 12/23/2006

    A producer's lawsuit claiming actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire blocked the release of a movie made before they became stars has been dismissed.Read more

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  7. Telecom Italia does four-way split

    4:00 am 12/23/2006

    ROME -- Telecom Italia finished off 2006 by announcing its long-awaited restructuring plan, saying it will split the company into four parts that will all report to chief executive Riccardo Ruggiero.Read more

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  8. Belgium's VRT trims '07 budget

    4:00 am 12/23/2006

    BRUSSELS -- Belgian state TV and radio broadcaster VRT has announced plans to slash &#x20AC;18 million ($23.8 million) from its annual budget, or 4% of the total, in the coming year. <br />Read more

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  9. 'Gump' makeup artist kills husband, self

    4:00 am 12/23/2006

    A makeup artist nominated for an Oscar for her work in "Forrest Gump" shot her husband and killed herself in their home, authorities said Wednesday.Read more

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  10. 'Guiding Light' to celebrate 70 years

    4:00 am 12/23/2006

    The daytime drama "Guiding Light" will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a year of volunteering.Read more

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