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SBD/November 21, 2013/Media
Published November 21, 2013
BUMPING UP: Time Warner CFO John Martin today said that for the company's TV networks unit, '12 programming costs "were up only" 2%, and they will be up 2-5% in '13, "both at the low end or below management's goal of mid to high single digit percentage growth." Martin said, "Next year we will be at the higher end." The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER's Georg Szalai notes Martin "cited the first year of a new Major League Baseball contract and an acceleration of amortization of NCAA costs" (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 11/21).
WISE MOVE: VARIETY reports Fox has partnered with non-profit Women in Sports & Events "in an effort to open doors for women in the world of sports production and broadcasting." Fox' work with WISE "stems from its Fox Audience Strategy unit, which is focused on increasing gender and ethnic diversity at all levels of parent company 21st Century Fox" (VARIETY.com, 11/21).