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  • Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal? Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. Actors, filmmakers, politicians and pundits roundly denounced Sony's decision on Wednesday to nix "The Interview" in response to theater owners' refusal to show the Christmas release in light of threats invoking 9/ 11. But...

  • Sony hack cyber Pearl Harbor? Not quite  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Sony has canceled next week's planned release of "The Interview" after threats from hackers on movie theaters. CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Eamon Javers, provide insight to the critical comments on the decision.

  • Sony cans 'The Interview'  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Sony is pulling the plug on next week's planned release of "The Interview" after threats from hackers on movie theaters. The FMHR traders share their opinions on the decision.

  • Sony fallout: What's next?  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    Discussing Sony's move to pull "The Interview" from theaters and the option of releasing the film online, with Brent Lang, Variety, and CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Sony options: Streaming deal on the way?  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and the "Squawk Alley" team discuss Sony's controversial decision to pull "The Interview" from movie theaters.

  • Sony hack form of extortion: Expert  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    Discussing the broader implications of the Sony hack after Sony Pictures pulled the release of "The Interview," with former Assistant Homeland Security Secretary, Robert Liscouski.

  • Cramer: North Korea a rogue nation  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" crew discusses the harsh reaction to Sony Pictures pulling the Christmas release of the controversial film "The Interview."

  • Hollywood reeling after Sony pulls movie  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    Sony Pictures in pulling "The Interview" from theaters and won't even release it on video-on-demand after North Korea's hack attack, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Hack attack prompts Sony to pull 'The Interview'  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:19 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the U.S. government's likely response to North Korea's cyber attack on Sony.

  • Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack? Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to threats of terrorism, forced Sony to cancel release of the North Korean spoof movie "The Interview." Federal investigators believe there is a connection between the Sony hack and the isolated communist nation, according to an official who spoke on condition of...

  • Hackers who said they were incensed by the film attacked Sony Corp last month, leaking documents that drew global headlines and distributing unreleased films on the Internet. "Sony has no further release plans for the film," a Sony spokeswoman said on Wednesday when asked whether the movie would be released later in theaters or as video on demand.

  • How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview' Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:30 PM ET

    After a devastating hacking attack on Sony Pictures and threats of terrorist attacks when "The Interview" was set to open in theaters on Christmas Day, Sony canceled the release of Rogen's film on Wednesday. A U.S. official told The Associated Press on Wednesday that federal investigators have now connected North Korea to the hacks that have roiled Sony...

  • N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A U.S. official says North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for the film at the heart of the hack, "The Interview." This attack went to the...

  • Sony executives told theatres the studio would not pull the comedy. The unidentified hackers have exposed thousands of Sony's internal documents and emails to public scrutiny. "I explained that we wanted to act in a responsible fashion and that the film was designed to entertain and not to make a political statement," Lynton said, in the June 26 email to Sony...

  • Movie theater chains delay showing 'The Interview' Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:11 PM ET
    Movie posters for the film 'The Interview'

    Some U.S. movie theater chains are not planning to show Sony Pictures' "The Interview" on its original Christmas opening day, sources said.

  • Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    A U.S. official said Wednesday that federal investigators have now connected the Sony hacking to North Korea and may make an announcement in the near future. Sony said it was cancelling "The Interview" release "in light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film. Seemingly putting to rest any hope of a delayed theatrical release or a...

  • Theaters in 4 cities cancel Sony screenings: Sources  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    Theaters in four cities have canceled tonight's promo screenings for Sony's "The Interview," reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Some theaters pulling 'The Interview'  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    The New York premiere of Sony's "The Interview," has been canceled. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Sony says it will support movie theaters' decision if they decide not to show the film due to threats from hackers.

  • NY premiere of 'The Interview' canceled Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:47 AM ET
    Actors James Franco (L) and Seth Rogen attend the Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'The Interview' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.

    The Sony Pictures Entertainment comedy at the center of a devastating cyber attack is facing another obstacle — rival studios. Re/code reports.

  • Sony executives told theatres the studio would not pull the comedy. "I explained that we wanted to act in a responsible fashion and that the film was designed to entertain and not to make a political statement," Lynton said, in an email dated June 26th this year to Sony General Counsel Nicole Seligman. Sony Pictures parent Sony Corp declined to comment on Lynton's...

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  • The Buffalo Bills take on the Green Bay Packers at home. Last season, former Bills owner Ralph Wilson averted a blackout at the last minute by buying thousands of tickets himself.

    Washington is scrutinizing the "blackout rule" that restricts broadcasts for NFL games that fail to sell out.

  • A look at the massive hack attack at Sony and the nastiness it revealed, with The New Yorker's Ken Auletta. It becomes a real business changer for a lot of people in Hollywood, says Auletta.

  • Netflix Inc's second season of women's prison comedy "Orange is the New Black" landed a nod, alongside HBO's new tech satire " Silicon Valley"; Hispanic comedy "Jane the Virgin" from The CW, jointly owned by CBS and Warner Bros, and the only broadcast network show in the race; and Amazon Instant Video's transgender show, "Transparent. "The field of television is going...