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TV content is getting better, says Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner chairman & CEO, discussing video content, bundling, and the future of cable mergers.
Randall Bacon gets paid to be the stunt double for Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson in commercials
Dish Network has technology that lets customers completely skip commercials. For this weekend's Super Bowl, though, it's letting them skip the game.
HONG KONG, Jan 28- China's Hunan TV& Broadcast Intermediary Co Ltd has agreed a deal with U.S. studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp that will see the two firms invest a combined $1.5 billion in film making, marking the latest inroad by a Chinese firm into Hollywood. Lions Gate, known for producing movies such as "The Hunger Games", and Hunan TV plan to invest the $1.5...
The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable and AT&T-DirecTV deals will be approved, Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei tells CNBC. But he asks at what cost.
NEW YORK— Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The package is cheap compared with cable and satellite packages that typically cost $50 to $100 per month. Sling TV's base package costs $20 a month and comes with 11 channels from Disney,...
BOSTON— Peggy Charren, the founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Charren, who had vascular dementia, died Thursday in Massachusetts, Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel in Providence, Rhode Island, said in an obituary posted on its website. But the grassroots...
Jan 21- U.S. television network NBC will post all Super Bowl commercials that air on TV to a Tumblr page moments after they air on TV, providing another way for brands to reach viewers with ads that cost up to $4.5 million for 30 seconds. The page on social media site Tumblr is a way for those viewers to see all of the TV ads, NBC said in a statement on Wednesday.
BTIG media and tech analyst Rich Greenfield told CNBC that Netflix has full control over its pricing power.
Discussing Netflix's big earnings beat and scope of original content, with Richard Greenfield, BTIG analyst.
Re/code's Edmund Lee, and Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America, discuss Amazon's plan to produce and acquire original movies for release in theaters and later on its "Prime" service.
Anthony DiClemente, Nomura Securities analyst, discusses what he'll be looking for when Netflix reports earnings after the bell and the growing competition in the streaming space.
Quartz contributor Jason Lynch, discusses Amazon's content strategy and reveals the four new Amazon shows you cannot miss.
I don't watch linear television anymore, says Barry Diller, IAC chairman, discussing how his TV viewing habits have changed over the years.
Media mogul Barry Diller tells CNBC that Sony deserves sympathy for the hacking attack and for President Barack Obama criticism.
I like the content companies, says Mario Gabelli, Gamco Investors chairman & CEO, discussing his play on the media sector.
Amazon Studios announced it's signed director Woody Allen to write and direct his first TV series. "Fast Money" trader Brian Kelly questions whether the company will ever make any money.
LOS ANGELES, Jan 13- Director Woody Allen will make his first foray onto the small screen, writing and directing an online series for Amazon.com, the latest coup by deep-pocketed cable and streaming companies in luring the biggest names in film to television. Filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, David Fincher and Guillermo del Toro have all...
NEW YORK, Jan 13- Oscar-winning director Woody Allen will write and direct a half-hour television series for Amazon.com Inc, the U.S. online retailer and video streaming service said on Tuesday. "I have no ideas and I'm not sure where to begin," the director of "Annie Hall" and "Blue Jasmine" said in Amazon's statement. Signing Allen is a big win for Amazon, which is trying...
Content producer Greg Easley, RTI CEO, discusses the launch of their camera system and software that streams live 360 degree video to any connector device.