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Wang Jianlin

China's Wanda seeks to raise $203 million in scaled-back IPO

China's biggest movie theater operator Wanda Cinema Line Corp is seeking to raise 1.26 billion yuan ($203.26 million) through an initial public offering, scaling back its original listing plan, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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YouTube's release of 'The Interview' a chance to show off paid video chops

Google Inc's decision to screen Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" may help legitimize its YouTube platform as a serious rival to paid video streaming services, Netflix and Amazon.com Inc.

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 'The Interview'

In plot reversal, Sony sends 'The Interview' to 200 theaters

Sony Pictures will allow "The Interview" to play in more than 200 U.S. theaters as of Christmas Day, reversing its decision to pull the film, after coming under criticism from President Barack Obama and others for caving into pressure from North Korea.

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Australian Securities Exchange

Australian cinema chain Hoyts sold to Chinese investor Sun Xishuang

Australia's Hoyts Group said on Tuesday it has been sold by its private equity owner Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) to an investment vehicle set up by Chinese entrepreneur Sun Xishuang.

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Time Warner Cable Inc

U.S. FCC pauses Comcast-Time Warner merger review until January 12

U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday once again paused its review of the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, citing delays in getting documents from Time Warner Cable.

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Sony Corp's President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai

Lions Gate tried to discuss merger with Sony, leaked emails show

Movie maker Lions Gate Entertainment Corp executives last summer tried to meet with Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai to discuss a possible merger or acquisition, according to emails found in documents stolen by hackers.

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National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center

No credible sign of plot on theaters over Sony movie: U.S. officials

Two U.S. security officials cast doubt on a threat against theaters planning to show Sony Corp's (6758.T) controversial movie about an assassination of the leader of North Korea, but police across the country vowed on Tuesday to take extra precautions.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Corp

Sony Pictures warns staff on fraudsters misusing stolen data

Sony Pictures Entertainment advised its current and former employees to be on the alert for fraudsters looking to use their stolen data, which included detailed personal information.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Corp

Sony executive may face call from Sharpton to resign over emails about race

Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton will meet next week with Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal and decide whether her emails about President Barack Obama's race warrant calling for her resignation.

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Sony Corp

Cyber attack could cost Sony studio as much as $100 million

Sony Corp's (6758.T) movie studio could face tens of millions of dollars in costs from the massive computer hack that hobbled its operations and exposed sensitive data, according to cybersecurity experts who have studied past breaches.

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Drone

U.S. broadcaster intends to test newsgathering drones in Oregon

A U.S. media company said on Wednesday it wants to be among the first broadcasters to launch news-gathering drones once the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issues new policies governing the unmanned remote-control aircraft, with test flights beginning in Oregon.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Corp

Sony Pictures struggles to recover eight days after cyber attack

Eight days after a massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Hollywood studio was still struggling to restore some systems on Tuesday evening as investigators combed for evidence to identify the culprit.

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New Zealand

Middle-earth meets Middle Kingdom in NZ-China TV deal

China and New Zealand are to sign a deal which will make it easier to produce television content in the two countries, enabling the South Pacific island nation to showcase its natural landscape to lure more tourists.

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Spiderman

Sony aims for hefty jump in movie, TV revenue over three years

Japan's Sony Corp (6758.T) said it is aiming to lift its movie and TV revenue by more than a third in the next three years as it cuts costs and invests in potential hit films, including a new Spider-Man movie.

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Amazon

Amazon buys comedy service Rooftop Media to expand digital content

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is buying online comedy service Rooftop Media, a small deal that underscores the Internet retailer's broader ambition of becoming a media and entertainment powerhouse.

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