Jan 29- Viacom Inc, owner of movie studio Paramount Pictures Corp and cable network Nickelodeon, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as weak U.S. advertising spending more than offset the box-office success of "Interstellar". Barclays analyst Kannan Venkateshwar had forecast a 0.2 percent drop in advertising across cable networks in the...» Read More
Simply put, Indy is expected to appeal to pretty much everyone except little kids. It's what they call a "four quadrant" movie here in Hollywood, the elusive film that will attract young and old, male and female.
Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon Stephen Greenberg is announcing the Hampton's Plastic House in which for a half a million dollars, a lucky consumer can get a summer mansion in Hampton's with a season full of lipo, new boobs and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of treatments including...
It's a joint venture between two unlikely partners: Paramount Licensing Consumer Products & Recreation Group and South Korea's Daewoo Motor Sales.
This morning Time Warner revealed how it plans to spin off its 84 percent ownership stake in Time Warner Cable. As part of the deal, the cable company will pay a one-time $10 per-share dividend.
So DataQuick says home sales in the Golden State rose almost 27 percent last month compared to the month before. Hmmm, let me see, who blogged about the possibility that we were bottoming in housing. Who? Who who who... oh yes, that was me. Also: "77 MIND-BLOWING SEX POSITIONS"! A promotional gift package from a website called Cleo's Boutique.
At this year's cable show, everyone from cable operators to TV set makers are buzzing about a game changing new technology called Tru2way. Are you sick of that bulky set top box? Annoyed that you have no choice of cable operators? Tru2way could be your solution
Here at the National Cable Show in New Orleans there are a couple of big buzz words I'm hearing--whether I'm in the Panasonic or Google booths, or the NBC Universal booth where my coverage has been based. First, Video-on-demand is huge
Motion Picture Association of America boss Dan Glickman talks about Beijing's efforts to crack down on film piracy ahead of the summer Olympics.
If you watch "Project Runway," the future of judge Nina Garcia has been up in the air since she left Elle. Now we know the sort of career opportunities she's exploring. Not developing a new clothing line, or another magazine job, or designing shoes.
The theme of this year's National Cable and Telecommunications show is "Think Big." Even though this year's show in New Orleans is smaller than previous years, the theme makes sense. Cable ratings are bigger than ever, as are ad dollars, and distribution is broader than ever.
A new NPD report says girls ages eight to 12 spend a half billion dollars a year on beauty products (did I mention they are eight to 12?). Fragrance and body sprays are their favorite items, with the top brands being Bath and Body Works and Britney Spears.
The biggest fraud and wiretapping case of its kind, it also named more big Hollywood names than anything that preceded it. Pellicano did snooping for the top execs in Hollywood, and it seems he wiretapped the rest of the names on any Hollywood who's who list.
NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson used to endorse Coke's Vitaminwater, but as of today, he endorses Pepsi's Gatorade. Which one does he really drink? You now might know thanks to a site called Coolspotters.com which could turn the sports endorsement model on its head. The site is basically a brand wikipedia.
Until this year, this annual "Upfront" ad sales week in May has been reserved for the broadcast networks to sell their ad time. But this year Time Warner's Turner cable channels positioned their upfront ad sales period smack dab in the middle of the action, sending the message that they're taking on the nets head-on.
Today we received his eyes in the mail!! IT'S GOOD TO BE KING...OF ALL MEDIA Looks like Big Media is not suffering from an economic downturn (except for Time Warner). Steve Wonsiewicz runs Fresearch.
At left is an image of the press kit we received from Disneyland promoting the new Disney Pixar Toy Story Mania! attraction opening next month. We opened the box...and all we got were Mr. Potato Head's ears. Was he done in by the mob?
Today kicks off the upfront ad sales period--the week in which the broadcast networks traditionally aim to sell the majority of their primetime ad inventory. But this year you won't see the traditional star-studded red carpets, screenings of strings of pilots or post-presentation extravaganzas at New York landmarks like Tavern on the Green.
Superhero movie "Iron Man" pounded the competition at North American box offices for the second straight weekend, landing at No. 1 with just over $50 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Back in 1957, Disneyland opened up a Jetsons-esque "Home of the Future" featuring all sorts of far-out gadgets like microwaves (!) and giant TVs (!). Some of them became realities in every American home. Others, like the floating furniture, well... Now, Disney is taking a whole new approach to the idea. I got a sneak peak at Disneyland's "Innoventions Dream Home," which opens in Tomorrowland on June 16.
Atom Films is again hosting a contest for "Star Wars" fan films, except this year the winners will be aired on Spike TV. Fans have been spoofing or reconfiguring the movies for years, and, at some point, George Lucas realized copyright be damned! The smartest move was to embrace the love. Also: Your e-mails re Boeing.
Companies can now hedge against their celebrity endorser's scandals and mishaps.
Taylor Swift Inc. takes a new turn this week, and instead of hacking, she's now putting copyright on her favorite lyrics.
Nickelodeon on Thursday said it plans to launch a direct-to-consumer subscription service, Dow Jones reported, citing Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman.
Randall Bacon gets paid to be the stunt double for Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson in commercials
Dish has technology that lets customers completely skip ads. For the Super Bowl, though, it's letting them skip the game.
HONG KONG, Jan 28- China's Hunan TV& Broadcast Intermediary Co Ltd has agreed a deal with U.S. studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp that will see the two firms invest a combined $1.5 billion in film making, marking the latest inroad by a Chinese firm into Hollywood. Lions Gate, known for producing movies such as "The Hunger Games", and Hunan TV plan to invest the $1.5...