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  • Netflix subscriber miss: Analyst's take     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Netflix shares tank after the company reported fewer subscriptions than anticipated last quarter. Rob Sanderson, MKM Partners managing director, explains his long-term view for the company.

  • Neflix CEO defends subscriber growth     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin spoke to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings after the company beat earnings estimates, but reported lower than expected subscriber additions.

  • Netflix shares crushed by low subscriber growth     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Daniel Ernst, Hudson Square Research, provides his outlook on Netflix and its competition with HBO.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 15- The superheroes of DC Comics will battle the Marvel heroes at the box office, as Warner Bros. confirmed plans for upcoming films on Wednesday that include new installments of "The Lego Movie" franchise and expansions of the "Harry Potter" world. The new release dates and casting details were issued by Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros. studios at the...

  • Warner Bros. sticks with superheros and Legos Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Time Warner is banking on comic book superheroes, a new line of movies from the creator of Harry Potter and Lego franchise sequels to drive its box office numbers higher. The company's film studio, Warner Bros., plans to release at least 10 superhero movies over four years from its comic book unit DC Entertainment, beginning with 2016' s "Batman v Superman:...

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 14- Netflix Inc is on a mission to start closing the yawning gap between the theatrical debut of movies and their availability for online streaming, forcing Hollywood to rethink where to release new films. With a sequel to martial-arts drama "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and four Adam Sandler movies, Netflix will have brand-new content for...

  • Mobile games turn to Hollywood     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Former MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe, discusses the money being made on mobile games and his partnership with Fox to create a mobile game on the animated film, "The Book of Life."

  • SpiderMan may swing over Beijing in new theme park Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    China has been a major booster of animated movies such as "Transformers: Age of Extinction"— which was partly filmed in China— and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Brand is becoming more important to Chinese market as its middle class pours cash into entertainment, and malls and parks across China are installing animation and cartoon-themed attractions to woo...

  • 'Gone Girl' tops box office for second weekend Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    The Fox thriller starring Ben Affleck as a man whose wife goes missing is poised to top the box office for a second week with $26.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. "There's a mystery that's surrounding this movie," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. Two Warner Bros. films round out the top...

  • 'Real' Captain Kirk bored with boardroom battles Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 6:44 PM ET
    William Shatner performs his one-man show, "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It" in Las Vegas.

    Actor William Shatner told CNBC fundamentals in the U.S. are good and boardroom battles are boring.

  • JK Rowling's mystery tweet     Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports JK Rowling is working on a screenplay based on the book "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Shares of movie theater companies fell on Thursday, with some down for a third straight session, after Netflix Inc announced a film production deal with actor Adam Sandler. In the deal, Sander will star in and produce four films that will be shown exclusively on Netflix's streaming service, bypassing the theater system. The theater chains were also...

  • Adam Sandler's Netflix deal     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    Netflix is teaming up with Adam Sandler to make four movies. Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and the "Squawk Alley" crew, discuss the exclusive deal.

  • Movie biz 25 years from now...     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look at the way viewers will likely consumer content in the year 2039.

  • The Matrix-like future: Movies, games, TV all blur Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
    4DX theater

    Twenty-five years from now, the distinctions between, say, watching a movie and playing an game will blur.

  • Adam Sandler to make four movies for Netflix Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    Adam Sandler will produce and star in four movies to be seen exclusively on Netflix, which is now making its own movies.

  • Netflix feature film debate     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    Netflix announced it is planning a sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," with simultaneous releases on Netflix and in IMAX theaters. Netflix board member Richard Barton; Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO; and the "Squawk Alley" crew, discuss the controversy.

  • Hollywood's future? 'Twilight’ coming to Facebook Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    Lions Gate has devised an unusual franchise-rekindling effort — and it may hold clues about Facebook’s future in Hollywood. The NYT reports.

  • Amazon, Disney close to settling movie dispute: WSJ Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
    Still from the movie "Frozen"

    Amazon appears close to settling a nearly two-month dispute with Disney during which Amazon stopped offering Disney DVDs for preorder, WSJ reported.

  • Next from Hollywood? Tetris: The Motion Picture Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    Threshold Entertainment has announced plans to develop a feature film based on Tetris, the shape matching arcade game that launched 30 years ago.

Entertainment

Television

  • A still of the cast of Three's Company.

    Suzanne Somers has come a long way since playing Chrissy Snow on "Three's Company" decades ago.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 16- CBS Corp is offering pay television providers the option to add the new CBS All Access streaming service to the packages they sell to consumers, Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said in an interview on Thursday. Earlier on Thursday, CBS launched the digital video-on-demand and live-streaming services in an effort to win viewers who are...

  • CBS headquarters in New York is shown in this Aug. 2, 2013 photo.

    CBS is launching a stand-alone digital streaming service that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows.