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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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1:17am IST

Fox's Star to bring Disney cash and cricket in India

Walt Disney Co's deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc gives the world's best-known entertainment company new advantages in India, such as cricket rights and local-language TV shows for the fast-growing media market.

1:17am IST

Disney buying Fox film, TV units for $52 billion in digital push

Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock, giving the world's largest entertainment company an arsenal of shows and movies to combat growing digital rivals Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc . | Video

14 Dec 2017

Analysis: Fox's Star to bring Disney cash and cricket in India

Walt Disney Co's expected deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc would give the world's best-known entertainment company new advantages in India, such as cricket rights and local-language TV shows for the fast-growing media market.

06 Dec 2017

Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum: sources

Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

29 Nov 2017

Fox's Lachlan Murdoch says company would never buy CNN

Twenty-First Century Fox would never be interested in buying CNN, Fox Executive Chair Lachlan Murdoch said on Wednesday at a conference organized by the news website Business Insider in New York.

22 Nov 2017

CBS channels go dark on U.S. Dish network over fee dispute

U.S. satellite television provider Dish Network Corp's customers in 26 states lost access to local CBS Corp stations on Tuesday, following a dispute over the fees Dish pays to carry CBS content.

16 Nov 2017

Viacom expects affiliate sales to drop in 2018; shares sink

Viacom Inc, owner of MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount, said Thursday it expects high single-digit declines in revenue from U.S. cable TV operators and online distributors in the first half of 2018, sending its shares down 8 percent.

16 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Amazon scraps bundled video service - sources

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES Amazon.com Inc has scrapped plans to launch an online streaming service bundling popular U.S. broadcast and cable networks because it believes it cannot make enough money on such a service, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. | Video

15 Nov 2017

Gabelli suggests Viacom float part of its international business

NEW YORK Viacom Inc should package 10 percent of its international operations and take it public, Mario Gabelli, chief executive office of GAMCO Investors Inc, said Tuesday at the Reuters Global Investment 2018 Outlook. | Video

11 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Rupert Murdoch twice discussed CNN with AT&T CEO - sources

NEW YORK Rupert Murdoch telephoned AT&T Inc Chief Executive Randall Stephenson twice in the last six months and talked about cable network CNN, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. | Video

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