Morning Headlines — 7/15/13

'Glee' star Cory Monteith found dead in hotel in Canada
Cory Monteith, who played heart throb Finn Hudson in the Fox hit "Glee," was found dead in a Vancouver, Canada, hotel room Saturday, police said. He was 31.

Vancouver police said the cause of death was not immediately apparent, but they ruled out foul play.

Medical examiners will conduct an autopsy later today. [CNN]


Analyst Calls Cable-Industry Mergers 'A Long Shot'
Industry chatter about possible mergers and acquisitions involving big cable operators has grown louder as of late, but Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker on Friday cautioned investors that big deals remain "a long shot." [THR]

UPDATE: NTSB Apologizes For Intern Error That Led To Fox Affiliate’s Racist Asiana Airlines Reporting Gaffe
San Francisco Fox affiliate KTVU blew up on social media Friday after erroneously identifying the Asiana Airline pilots in last Saturday’s SFO crash by four racist prank names during its noon broadcast. [Deadline]

Buyers: Broadcast upfront is nearly over
Weeks after the other Big Three broadcast networks sold out their upfront ad inventory for the fall season, the other two networks are finally catching up. Buyers tell Media Life that ABC is close to finishing its upfront sales, closing out nearly two months of negotiations. And a source with knowledge of NBC’s negotiations says they are nearly sold out as well. [Media Life]

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