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  • Time Warner Beats Street View; To Split AOL Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 9:41 AM ET
    Sex and The the City

    Time Warner said it would split AOL's dial-up Internet and advertising businesses into separate divisions by early 2009, a move that could ease a sale or merger of either business.

  • News Corp Earnings

    News Corp's fiscal fourth quarter earnings beat analysts estimates, thanks to strong DVD sales, higher licensing fees for cable networks and the sale of the company's stake in Gemstar-TV Guide International.

  • Marvel's Superhero Results And Dramatic Stock Drop Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 8:29 AM ET

    Marvel Entertainment's second quarter came in solid, posting a 60 percent increase in net income, and raising its full-year forecast on the boffo performance of "Iron Man" and "The Hulk".

  • News Corp -- Where Will The Growth Come From Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 1:19 PM ET
    News Corp Earnings

    News Corp reports earnings after the bell and the big questions are: how are its advertising-reliant assets weathering the ad downturn? And is CEO Rupert Murdoch delivering adequate return on investment?

  • Cloning Star Wars' Success Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 3:24 AM ET
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    It's late Sunday night and I've got a very tired 7-year-old boy in the back seat of my car. Driving home from the media screening of the upcoming "Star Wars: Clone Wars" animated feature due in theaters Aug. 15.

  • Hollywood Labor Battle: The Latest Plot Twists Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 2:46 PM ET

    It's now been a month since the Screen Actors Guild's contract with the producers association (the AMPTP) has expired. Actors are working without contract, and the movie studios have been holding back film production, not wanting to be shut down by more labor conflict.

  • CBS Posts Low Growth--Outlook Scares Wall Street Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 3:25 PM ET
    CBS

    CBS reported a 1.1% increase in second-quarter net income and .6 percent growth in revenue over the year ago quarter. But the stock traded down on the news, Wall Street focused on CBS' outlook, which is increasingly negative, revealing greater weakness in advertising markets.

  • Disney Finds Cable Is Way To Beat Street Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 11:20 AM ET
    Disney

    The company's media networks division grew 8 percent with its cable networks driving the company's growth. ESPN's profit grew nine percent, and revenue up more than 10 percent, as the company brings in higher revenue and higher cable affiliate payments.

  • Ahead Of Disney Earnings, Economic Impact Is Key Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 2:37 PM ET
    Disney

    Disney reports after the bell today, and Wall Street's expecting revenues of $9.1 billion, up one percent from a year ago, and projecting earnings up 5 percent to 61 cents per share.

  • Viacom Earnings Beat Expectations But Raise Questions Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 9:54 AM ET

    Viacom's second quarter results beat Wall Street estimates-- coming in at 64 cents per share (for earnings from continuing operations) on revenue of $3.86 billion, compared to Thomson's projected earnings of 58 cents a share on $3.55 billion in revenue.

  • Viacom's Earnings: Spotlight Is On Cable Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 1:49 PM ET

    The big question: in this economic environment can cable ad sales hold up? Pressure is on: In May, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman lowered the company's second quarter cable ad growth forecast to between three and four percent from its previous projection of seven percent

  • Shareholders Finally Approve Clear Channel's Sale Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 2:33 PM ET

    Thursday Clear Channel Communications shareholders voted to approve the company's sale to a group of private equity investors, led by Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners. Friday the company said a quick tally of votes indicated that 97 percent of the shares voted were in favor of the transaction.

  • ComiCon: Not Just Funny Business Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 1:25 PM ET

    Today I'm blogging from ComiCon, the 39th annual comic book convention; it's sold out and tickets are being scalped online for over 400 dollars. This year 125,000 fans are expected to hit the San Diego Convention Center for four days of fanboy heaven.

  • With the advertising industry feeling the crunch of the economic downturn and with more demands for accountability, there's no question that digital advertising is where money is going.

  • Merck And "Sex and the City" Strategy: Did It Work? Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 2:38 PM ET
    Sex and The the City

    Recently I blogged about Merck advertising its cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil to a captive audience during trailers for the "Sex and the City" movie.

  • This morning at the Fortune Brainstorm conference Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg took the stage to be interviewed by Fortune Magazine Managing Editor Andy Serwer.

  • This is all great news for Warner Bros. and its parent company Time Warner. The studio faltered with high-budget "Speed Racer," which bombed at the box office. It bounced back with megahit "Sex and the City", which exceeded all expectations.

  • The Ultimate Proof Sony Is Winning Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 9:41 AM ET

    Forget the analysts. Forget the NPD sales figures. Forget the CEO’s. I live with the ultimate expert on the video game industry—my 16-year-old son. He not only plays video games, he watches every show about them on G4, he participates in chat rooms about them on the internet, he competes in a variety of games on a variety of platforms.

  • The movie's Friday haul surpassed the previous record of $59.8 million set last year by "Spider-Man 3." "The Dark Knight" also might break the opening weekend record of $151.1 million posted by "Spider-Man 3."

  • Mamma Mia! A Hit Before It Even Opens Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 2:05 PM ET

    Right now there are nine stage productions all around the world. Add the fact that Abba songs are insanely catchy, and that gives you a significant fan base and tons of free advertising for the Universal Pictures Musical.

Entertainment

Television

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

  • ATLANTA _ Gray Television Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $31.3 million. For the current quarter ending in March, Gray Television said it expects revenue in the range of $130 million to $133 million. Gray Television shares have decreased roughly 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Still from HBO's "Game of Thrones"

    HBO is in talks with Apple to be its launch partner for the highly anticipated "HBO Now" video-streaming service.