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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jan 12 2018

Viacom, CBS not in active merger discussions: sources

Viacom Inc and CBS Corp are not in active merger discussions, although controlling shareholder Shari Redstone has had exploratory conversations with CBS directors about recombining the companies, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Friday.

Jan 11 2018

NBC expects ad sales record with Super Bowl, Olympics

U.S. broadcaster NBC said on Thursday it expected to hit ad sales records for the Super Bowl and Olympic Winter Games, both of which it will air next month, showing that advertisers are hungry for live events that draw viewers on a real-time basis.

Jan 10 2018

Murdoch's Fox looking to buy 10 Sinclair TV stations: sources

Rupert Murdoch-controlled Twenty-First Century Fox Inc is in talks to buy about 10 television stations from Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday.

Jan 05 2018

Verizon removes Bloomberg TV, refusing to pay carriage fees

Verizon Communications Inc has pulled Bloomberg L.P.'s news network, Bloomberg TV, from 4.6 million of its pay-TV customers after the financial news provider asked the carrier to pay it for its content for the first time ever.

Jan 02 2018

Altice drops Starz, directs customers to its online service

Cable company Altice USA Inc is employing a new negotiating tactic when it comes to reaching agreements with content providers on prices: pointing customers to programmers' own streaming services.

Dec 21 2017

Facebook, Universal Music strike multi-year licensing deal

Facebook Inc and Universal Music Group on Thursday announced a global agreement that will enable users to upload videos featuring music from Universal's library across the social media network as well as Instagram and Oculus. | Video

Dec 20 2017

Twitter seeks business ad dollars with live news, CEO tweets

Twitter Inc is turning its spotlight onto a new demographic in its bid to lure more advertising dollars to its social media platform: deep-pocketed business users.

Dec 20 2017

Twitter seeks business ad dollars with live news, CEO tweets

Dec 20 Twitter Inc is turning its spotlight onto a new demographic in its bid to lure more advertising dollars to its social media platform: deep-pocketed business users.

Dec 19 2017

CEFC, Penta make joint bid for Time Warner's Central European Media at around $2 billion - sources

PRAGUE/NEW YORK China's CEFC group and eastern Europe's Penta Investments have made a joint bid for Time Warner's Central European Media Enterprises (CME) , while Petr Kellner's PPF has dropped out of contention, sources said.

Dec 19 2017

CEFC, Penta make joint bid for Time Warner's Central European Media at around $2 bln -sources

PRAGUE/NEW YORK, Dec 19 China's CEFC group and eastern Europe's Penta Investments have made a joint bid for Time Warner's Central European Media Enterprises (CME) , while Petr Kellner's PPF has dropped out of contention, sources said.

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