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Digital Content Turning on TV

Internet: Streaming sites test ad-supported programming.Former NBC show “Community” will test if digital programs can channel TV-like audiences and ad dollars online.

By Omar Shamout July 28, 2014 midnight   Share

Princess Cruises Places Order for $800 Million Ship

Princess Cruises will add a third ship to its Royal Princess fleet, a 3,560-passenger vessel that will cost about $800 million, the Santa Clarita company announced on Wednesday.

'Dragon' a Drag for DreamWorks

Weak box office results for “How to Train Your Dragon 2” put a drag on DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. second quarter earnings, which failed to match analysts’ expectations.

Walt Disney Co. Restructures Leadership in Asia

Walt Disney Co. has appointed 16-year company veteran Paul Candland to the entertainment company’s new position of president for its Asia division.

New L.A. Chief for American Airlines

American Airlines Group has selected Juan Carlos “J.C.” Liscano as the airline’s next head of operations at LAX.

Lions Gate Makes Chinese Streaming Deal

Santa Monica studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. has made a deal to bring its TV shows and movies to a new streaming service in China.

Air Lease Corp. Makes Major Boeing Buy

Air Lease Corp. in Century City will purchase 26 Boeing Co. aircraft valued at $3.9 billion, both companies announced Tuesday.

Six Flags Roller Coaster Still Closed

After four riders were injured last week, Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Ninja roller coaster is still being examined without an expected reopening date.

Daily Journal Hires New Auditor, Appeals Nasdaq Delisting

In an effort to remain listed on the Nasdaq, downtown Los Angeles legal newspaper publisher Daily Journal Corp. has fired accounting firm Ernst & Young and hired BDO USA as its new auditor.

Post Production House to Close

Pacific Ocean Post, a Santa Monica audio post production company, on Monday confirmed a report that the company is closing effective immediately.

Production Incentive Bill Advances

A California Senate committee approved on Wednesday proposed legislation to renew the film and television tax credit program to keep production in the state.

PR Firm to Close

Harris Shepard Public Relations of Century City is scheduled to close after completing its final day of business on Thursday.

Business Journals Reap Industry Honors

The Los Angeles Business Journal was honored with seven awards, including the top prize for general excellence, at the annual Association of Area Business Publications conference.

Entravision Buys Digital Ad Firm

Spanish-language radio and TV station owner Entravision Communications Corp. of Santa Monica has acquired digital advertising firm Pulpo Media.

News Site Launches to Cover the Westside

Web publishing firm Port Media Solutions has launched a news website to cover the Westside of Los Angeles, the firm announced on Thursday.

DreamWorks to Release Feline Fashions

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has got itself a wonderful, wonderful cat.