Los Angeles Business Journal

Jonathan Polakoff covers the media and entertainment industries for the Los Angeles Business Journal. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

He can be reached at 323-549-5225, ext. 226, or by email: jpolakoff @labusinessjournal.com.

Recent Stories

Would-Be Buyer Wants Response From RealD

The New York investment firm that offered to buy RealD earlier this month wrote a letter to RealD’s board on Wednesday expressing displeasure that it had not received a response to the offer.

Channel’s Win Big News at 11

TV: KVEA dethrones KMEX from 27-year reign – for now.

KVEA channels investment in its news programming into a late-night ratings win over dominant rival KMEX.

Road Less Traveled

It’s going to get pretty bumpy for Sara Rotman next year. She’ll be hitting the road as an off-road race driver.

Hyperlocal Vet Broadens Focus With News Website

JOURNALISM: New venture looks to cover Los Angeles while reining in costs.

A new L.A. news site has grown out of the ashes of AOL Inc.’s Patch – the hyperlocal news network that cut many of its journalists and editors in Los Angeles earlier this year under financial duress.

L.A. Times Brings Back ‘California’

The Los Angeles Times is bringing back its California section after a five-year hiatus, the Times announced Monday.

Newspaper Looks to Turn Page With Digital Plans

MEDIA: LA Weekly moves on mobile to bring more online readers into fold.

LA Weekly hopes to get better read on audience with revamped website, mobile approach.

L.A. Times Launches Roku Channel

The Los Angeles Times on Thursday launched an Internet-TV channel available on Roku set-top boxes.

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New Focus

Internet: Ora TV looks to expand online network with shows built around Larry King and other celebrities.

Internet: Ora TV aims to expand its online network with stable of celebrity-anchored shows.

Movie Site Changes Name to Make It in Show Biz

Media & Entertainment: SpiritClips ditches moniker for Feeln to highlight family films.

Santa Monica movie-streaming service Feeln has found its recent image overhaul to be good for business.

Ora TV Looks to Expand Online Network

After Larry King retired from CNN a few years ago, he moved his show to an unlikely destination: Ora TV, an upstart Internet network launched two years ago with backing from the world’s richest man, Carlos Slim Helú. Now, Ora is expanding far beyond the realm of news talk and churning out celebrity and infotainment programming as it tries to become a larger player in the online entertainment world.

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