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  • GE's Immelt: Still Interested In Media Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | 4:09 PM ET
    Jeffrey Immelt

    Immelt's interest in expanding GE's media stake comes as the company may have such an opportunity. Vivendi, which owns 20 percent of NBC Universal is nearing its annual window, which starts November 15, to exercise an option that would force GE to buy back that 20 percent stake.

  • Bond Should Take "Quantum" Leap At Box Office Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 3:57 PM ET
    Quantum of Solace

    James Bond always manages to race in, driving an Aston Martin, to save the day. This weekend we're sure to see 007 kill the box office. The latest in the Bond franchise, "Quantum of Solace", from Sony and MGM could be bigger than any other Bond film. Despite the global economic downturn it's already a huge hit overseas.

  • The Future Of The Sports Fantasy Market Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 11:30 AM ET
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    With a rising consumer interest in the fantasy sports marketplace (7% over the past five years in the United States and Canada), I wanted to focus on some of the key trends that will serve as discussion points over the next 1-3 years.

  • Hulu's Online Video Explosion Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    Hulu is the seventh largest site when it comes to total video streams, but unlike YouTube, Hulu is focused exclusively on professionally created TV shows and movies and distributing them to consumers with the ease and accessibility of channel surfing on your TV.

  • YouTube Posting Full Length MGM Films, TV Shows Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 12:20 PM ET

    YouTube has been working to define itself not just as a destination for home videos, but also the go-to site for professionally-created TV shows and movies.

  • Disney

    Disney reported its fourth quarter and full year earnings after the bell Thursday, and Wall Street has been trying to sort out the economic impact on the media giant, which so far has performed much better than its peers through the downturn.

  • News Corp's Negative Outlook Hammers Stock Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 4:05 PM ET
    News Corp.'s headquarters in New York.

    Rupert Murdoch's media empire is doing worse than Wall Street thought, and even worse than Murdoch himself expected

  • Marvel Posts Marvel-ous Profits, Sees Modest 2009 Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 2:46 PM ET
    Iron Man

    Comic book publisher Marvel Entertainment posted a quarterly profit that topped estimates, helped by earlier-than-expected box office and DVD revenue from its film "Iron Man."

  • Iron Man Drives Marvel's 40 Percent Earnings Growth Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 2:28 PM ET

    Marvel Entertainment's new strategy of producing its own movies, instead of just licensing the rights to its characters, seems to really be working. This morning Marvel Entertainment reported its third-quarter net income grew 40 percent thanks to the performance of its "Iron Man" movie, both in terms of box office and DVD sales.

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    Over the past couple weeks, I've been on many radio shows and the hosts naturally ask me about the economy and sports. One area that I didn't think I was strong as I could be in was the baseball free agent question.

  • Sumner Redstone's Options and Viacom's Earnings Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 1:05 PM ET
    Viacom Earnings

    Wall Street will hear Viacom's earnings after the bell, but that's not the only reason Chairman Sumner Redstone is in the spotlight.

  • Thursday TiVo and Netflix announced a partnership that will make it even easier to give consumers the entertainment they want, on demand, from the comfort of their living room couch.

  • CBS' Massive Third Quarter Write Down Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 4:26 PM ET
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    Media Giant CBS swung to a $12.5 billion dollar loss in the third quarter after taking a massive $14.1 billion non-cash charge, for assets and goodwill lost due to the financial crisis. But CBS shares rose through the day, CBS closing up, investors apparently relieved that CEO Sumner Redstone reiterated that it will continue to pay its dividend.

  • Comcast Earnings: Recession Resistance Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 7:03 PM ET

    Despite the pullback in consumer spending and steeper than ever competition, Comcast on Wednesday reported remarkable growth in its third quarter.

  • Actors And Producers Make Progress On Labor Talks Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 2:36 PM ET
    Screen Actors Guild

    With the financial markets in crisis it's easy to forget that the Screen Actors guild has been working without a contract since their deal with the AMPTP, the producers association, expired this summer.

  • Lions Gate Vice Chair Forced to Sell Shares Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 9:24 AM ET
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    Carl Icahn's recent increased investment in Lions Gate shares isn't the only news resulting from the company's low stock price. On October 10 the stock dipped below $6, triggering a margin call by Merrill Lynch for Vice Chairman Michael Burns, selling 672,000 shares of his stock, 49 percent of his stake in the company, recorded in a Form 4 filed on October 14.

  • Screen Actors Guild Calls For Federal Mediator Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 4:11 PM ET
    Screen Actors Guild

    This Sunday the Screen Actors Guild's board of directors agreed to ask a federal mediator help with negotiations with the film and TV studios, which could get the producers guild (the AMPTP) and SAG to sit down for their first formal talks since their contract expired on June 30.

  • In Hollywood, the Wall St. Plots Will Thicken Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 10:52 AM ET
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    Suddenly, across Hollywood, the stock market is not such a sexy subject anymore — at least not in a yearning sense, says the New York Times.

  • Murdoch, Redstone & The Credit Crunch Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    The credit crunch is hitting the whole media sector — and hard. Two media moguls in particular, Sumner Redstone and Rupert Murdoch, have seen their firms' stock prices hammered. But they're finding themselves in diverse spots and they're spinning their situations quite differently.

  • NY Jets Seat Auction: Prices Still Dropping Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 3:31 PM ET
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    Update II: After yesterday, I wasn't so sure that my prediction that the Jets would not get the $25,000 average for Coaches Club personal seat licenses would hold up. But things haven't been in the Jets' favor on Day 2 of the auction on eBay's StubHub.

Entertainment

Television

  • "Game of Thrones"

    HBO is now cracking down on those who are watching Game of Thrones illegally, according to reports.

  • Netflix's big bet on originals

    Netflix will continue to bet on original content, and is reportedly planning 320 hours of original programming in 2015. Jon Steinberg, The Daily Mail North America CEO, weighs in on Reed Hasting's comments on Internet replacing television.

  • NEW YORK— Breaking up the cable-TV bundle won't be easy. Verizon Communications Inc. did not respond to requests for comment Monday. Media companies such as ESPN's owner, The Walt Disney Co., Time Warner Inc. and Viacom Inc. charge distributors such as Comcast, Dish and DirecTV and Verizon's FiOS for the rights to carry their channels.