News of Note—Waterman Broadcasting, Amazon, Disney and Bloomberg

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> Waterman Broadcasting founder Bernard Waterman has died. He was 96. TVSpy article

> A look into Amazon's and Disney's big bets—and budgets—on "Lord of the Rings" and "Star Wars" TV series. The Hollywood Reporter article

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> Bloomberg's Twitter news network is launching Dec. 18. Engadget article

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