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September 24, 2002 | Sallie Hofmeister
NBC Inc. is in advanced discussions with Cablevision Systems Corp. to buy the cable operator's Bravo entertainment channel, according to sources close to the companies. NBC, owned by General Electric Co., is willing to pay about $1 billion for the channel and sister network the Independent Film Channel, sources said. But that sum is about half that envisioned by Cablevision founder Charles Dolan, who has come close to selling his four cable channels several times only to back away.
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September 24, 2002 | Sallie Hofmeister
NBC Inc. is in advanced discussions with Cablevision Systems Corp. to buy the cable operator's Bravo entertainment channel, according to sources close to the companies. NBC, owned by General Electric Co., is willing to pay about $1 billion for the channel and sister network the Independent Film Channel, sources said. But that sum is about half that envisioned by Cablevision founder Charles Dolan, who has come close to selling his four cable channels several times only to back away.
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July 2, 1991 | By MARY HELEN BERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Under the hot glare of television camera lights, Charles Desmarais, director of the Laguna Art Museum, dabbed perspiration from his upper lip. "Where's the person with the powder?" he joked. The camera zoomed in. Desmarais was on. Bravo, cable's cultural channel, landed in Laguna Beach last weekend to shoot a segment for "ArtsBreak," the network's weekly news show focusing on local arts across the country. The shoot announced Bravo's arrival Monday on Dimension Cable services, a Times-Mirror Co.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1991 | By MARY HELEN BERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Under the hot glare of television camera lights, Charles Desmarais, director of the Laguna Art Museum, dabbed perspiration from his upper lip. "Where's the person with the powder?" he joked. The camera zoomed in. Desmarais was on. Bravo, cable's cultural channel, landed in Laguna Beach last weekend to shoot a segment for "ArtsBreak," the network's weekly news show focusing on local arts across the country. The shoot announced Bravo's arrival Monday on Dimension Cable services, a Times-Mirror Co.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2003
"Chicago" on TV: NBC has acquired broadcast rights to Oscar winner "Chicago" for the film to run on both the network and its Bravo channel. The film will be available to NBC in 2005 after its run on pay cable.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 1997
Jodie Foster and Ossie Davis are the honorary chairs of the 12th annual Independent Spirit Awards, taking place March 22 at a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. This year's awards, which will be broadcast the same night on cable's Independent Film Channel, are hosted by actor Samuel L. Jackson with a keynote speech by director Mike Leigh.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 1998
Before: You can watch the arrivals beginning at 4 p.m. on KTLA-TV Channel 5, KABC-TV Channel 7, cable's E! Entertainment Television and VH1. The Big Show: The actual telecast begins at 6 p.m. on ABC (Channel 7). During: When there are commercial breaks during the Oscars, the Bravo channel will show highlights of the Independent Spirit Awards that were handed out Saturday for 1997's best non-studio films.
NEWS
March 5, 2008
'Quarterlife': A front-page Inside Today's Times item on Patrick Goldstein's "Big Picture" column in Tuesday's Calendar section incorrectly referred to the "demise of the Web drama 'Quarterlife.' " Although it was dropped from NBC's lineup, new episodes of the series are still shown on the Web, and they also will be broadcast on the Bravo television channel.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2004 | Sallie Hofmeister
NBC Universal signed its first major pay-TV distribution deal since completing the $14-billion merger this spring of the broadcast giant with the Hollywood studio, theme park and cable programming company. News Corp.'s DirecTV satellite unit has agreed to continue carrying USA Network and the Sci Fi channel, while also getting the rights to carry the Bravo channel and NBC's Summer Olympics programming in high-definition.
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January 29, 1999
CHILDREN Children can learn to make snow globes at a workshop Saturday at the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A. (323) 930-CARS. ANTIQUES Pomona hosts the Antique Street Fair on Saturday between the 100 and 300 blocks of East 2nd Street. (909) 623-9835. POETRY "Feb. 21, 1965: Revisit the Sixties" re-creates a South-Central poetry reading at the Watts Center in L.A. on Sunday. (213) 847-4646.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Actor Samuel L. Jackson will host the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards March 23 on Santa Monica beach. Portions of the show will air on cable's Bravo channel on March 25 during commercial breaks from ABC's Oscar telecast. Jackson won last year's Independent Spirit Award for best actor for "Pulp Fiction." . . . Simpson case LAPD detectives Tom Lange and Philip Vannatter will be interviewed Thursday on CNN'S "Larry King Live," where they will take calls from viewers worldwide. . . .
BUSINESS
January 28, 2004
USA Networks President Doug Herzog will leave his job to head Viacom Inc.'s Comedy Central channel. Herzog will stay on at USA Networks until General Electric Co.-owned NBC completes its planned merger with Vivendi Universal's film, theme park and TV operation, which includes USA, a source familiar with the matter said. Herzog decided to leave his job after he learned that he would not head the proposed NBC-Universal cable operation, the source said.
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