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.

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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.

Playboy Latino to Launch in December

Playboy Enterprises of Beverly Hills announced on Monday it has reached a deal with a Los Angeles publishing house to produce Playboy Latino, a bimonthly magazine that will be written primarily in Spanish.

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As chief executive of DesiHits, an L.A. music-focused digital media firm, Anjula Acharia-Bath connects pop stars such as Lady Gaga with audiences in India, and Bollywood stars with U.S. fans.

Java Maker’s Profit Helps Wake Up Wall Street

Coffee: Farmer Brothers also receives stock-stoking outlook from analyst.

Coffee: Analyst’s upbeat outlook helps investors warm up to java company Farmer Brothers.

Audition Business Casts Lot With Second Location

Entertainment: Growth spurt prompts move despite online threats to sector.

Entertainment: Audition services company Space Station Casting Studios tries out a second location.

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