• Apple in talks to launch online TV service - WSJ Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:26 PM ET

    The service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox, and be available across all devices powered by Apple's iOS operating system, including iPhones, iPads and Apple TV set-top boxes, the newspaper said. Apple has been talking to Walt Disney Co, CBS Corp, and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc and other media companies to offer a "...

  • Disney's magic content kingdom   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 7:14 AM ET
    Disney's magic content kingdom

    David Bank, RBC Capital Markets, discusses how Disney has been able to expand its empire by growing its franchises.

  • Top 3 reasons Disney's 'crushing it'   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 7:13 AM ET
    Top 3 reasons Disney's 'crushing it'

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on Disney's winning strategy of building or buying brands and exploiting them across their properties, including movies, theme parks and consumer products.

  • In an interview, Vazquez Aldir acknowledged the threat posed to free-to-air TV by new technologies including Netflix, and said the company might at some point follow in the footsteps of Televisa, by looking to move into the more lucrative telecoms market. Vazquez Aldir said he had not spoken with Slim or any other telecom companies. Grupo Imagen expects to...

  • OTTAWA, March 12- Canada's broadcast regulator is relaxing long-standing requirements for television broadcasters to carry a certain amount of Canadian-produced content, saying some protections are no longer needed in a world of abundance and choice. It is also making it much harder for established broadcasters to tie video-on-demand services meant to...

  • Has the BBC axed its biggest star - and cash cow? Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 10:44 AM ET
    Jeremy Clarkson

    The suspension of one of the BBC’s star presenters after he allegedly punched a producer has sparked a massive online campaign for his reinstatement.

  • Game of Thrones Season 5? There’s no escape Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 9:50 AM ET

    In a move designed to capture audiences worldwide, HBO announced that it will simultaneously air this show's latest season in more than 170 countries.

  • Would online HBO get you to cut the cord? Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 7:01 PM ET
    Richard Plepler, chief executive officer of Home Box Office Inc. (HBO), speaks during the Apple Inc. Spring Forward event in San Francisco

    HBO Now, the new $15-per-month service, is momentous for Time Warner, as its first direct-to-consumer offering and it's also a key test for the entire cable industry.

  • HBO Now & Apple, a win-win deal?   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    HBO Now & Apple, a win-win deal?

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin gives the latest on the HBO Now partnership with Apple and Time Warner's first direct consumer offering.

  • Apple and HBO reach streaming deal   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 7:39 AM ET
    Apple and HBO reach streaming deal

    Edward Baig, USA Today, and Mike Isaac, NY Times tech reporter, share their thoughts on Apple's new products and exclusive "HBO Now" deal.

  • Can Apple Watch move the needle?   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Can Apple Watch move the needle?

    The only thing that really matters for Apple is earning growth, says Daniel Ernst, Hudson Square Research, discussing the launch of Apple's newest products and its market cap.

  • What's not to love about Apple? Expert   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    What's not to love about Apple? Expert

    Daniel Ernst, Hudson Square Research, shares his thoughts on Apple's plan to stream HBO content.

  • Apple's Cue & HBO's Plepler talk HBO Now   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 4:49 PM ET
    Apple's Cue & HBO's Plepler talk HBO Now

    CNBC's Josh Lipton spoke with Apple's head of Internet software and service Eddy Cue, and HBO CEO Richard Plepler, about the deal for HBO Now.

  • HBO Now launching in April on cheaper Apple TV Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    Apple TV

    Time Warner's HBO will launch its new streaming service next month on Apple TV, the company said Monday.

  • Can Netflix save sitcoms?   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 11:52 AM ET
    Can Netflix save sitcoms?

    Jason Lynch, Quartz Contributor, discusses his prediction on sitcoms set to release and whether they can reach success with the help of Netflix.

  • 'Spocking' $5 Canadian bills legal, but illogical Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 8:52 AM ET

    Canada's central bank urges citizens to cease defacing $5 notes as tribute to the late actor Leonard Nimoy. USA Today reports.

  • 'Empire' IPO not too realistic: Robert Johnson   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 4:34 PM ET
    'Empire' IPO not too realistic: Robert Johnson

    Robert Johnson, RLJ Companies founder, discusses the success of the show "Empire" and the reality of the public offering announced on the show.

  • HBO, Apple in talks to partner on HBO Now: Sources   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 3:10 PM ET
    HBO, Apple in talks to partner on HBO Now: Sources

    According to sources, HBO and Apple are in talks to partner on the streaming service HBO Now, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • SHANGHAI, March 4- Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has invested 2.4 billion yuan in TV program producer Beijing Enlight Media Co Ltd, Beijing Enlight said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday. The move follows investments by Alibaba worth more than $3.1 billion in the entertainment industry last year as the company aggressively expands...

  • Mark Cuban's next venture ... 'Sharknado 3' Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 2:17 PM ET
    Ann Coulter and Mark Cuban

    Mark Cuban will play the president of the U.S. in the next installment of the "Sharknado" franchise, the Syfy network announced Monday.