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  • Television program licensing pushes up CBS revenue Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    Nov 5- CBS Corp, owner of the most-watched U.S. television network, reported a 2 percent rise in quarterly revenue, driven by higher distribution revenue from licensing its television shows. However, net income from continuing operations slid to $72 million, or 13 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept 30, from $431 million, or 70 cents per share, a year...

  • Nov 4- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey said the company is being "disciplined" about its options when considering streaming video offerings that bypass cable and satellite subscriptions. Consumers have drastically changed the way they watch television, opting for on-demand content offered by Netflix Inc or Amazon.com Inc...

  • Nov 4- GoPro Inc, which makes wearable cameras used by surfers, skydivers and other action junkies to post their exploits online, said it has appointed Zander Lurie as its senior vice president of media. Lurie most recently worked as executive vice president at Guggenheim Digital Media-- the owner of Dick Clark Productions and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

  • Investors tune out CBS ahead of earnings Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 4:27 PM ET
    CBS headquarters in New York is shown in this Aug. 2, 2013 photo.

    One big trader is very confident that CBS shares won't rise on earnings.

  • Media giants report earnings, embrace streaming Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Big media companies are posting earnings this week. Time will tell if their experimentation will pay off.

  • The company has been playing hard ball on agreeing to contract renewals with media companies such as CBS Corp and Time Warner Inc's Turner Broadcasting. Dish, which has about 14 million pay-TV users, is also at odds with CBS Corp over the monthly price per subscriber for the CBS channel. Net income attributable to Dish fell to $145.5 million, or 31 cents per share, in...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Nov 3- A team investigating the fatal test-flight crash of a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship found that its rotating tail, designed to ease reentry into the atmosphere, was activated prematurely, and said pilot error could not be ruled out. SpaceShipTwo, developed by the fledgling space tourism company of billionaire entrepreneur Richard...

  • CBS, Dish far from deal despite deadline: Source Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    A field service specialist for Dish Network installs a satellite television system at a residence.

    CBS and Dish Network are far apart on talks for a new distribution deal, a source said, which might cut off popular TV shows from many subscribers.

  • Dish far apart on contract as deadline nears-source Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 5:26 PM ET

    CBS and Dish are at odds over the monthly price per subscriber the satellite operator, which has 14 million subscribers, would pay to carry CBS. According to media consultant SNL Kagan, CBS's TV stations were averaging 54 cents per subscriber from TV distributors when the Dish deal was signed in 2012. CBS currently averages 89 cents but recent deals have been...

  • Broadcasters win injunction against embattled Aereo Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 9:15 AM ET
    Aereo.com, a web service that provides television shows online, is shown on an iPhone 4S in New York.

    A judge barred Aereo from transmitting the programs of TV broadcasters as they are being shown, blocking its bid to operate like a cable system.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- A New York federal judge on Thursday barred embattled video streaming company Aereo from transmitting the programs of television broadcasters as they are being shown, blocking its bid to operate like a traditional cable system. The ruling was another win for major broadcasters, whose copyrights the U. S Supreme Court in June said Aereo violated...

  • Broadcasters win preliminary injunction against Aereo Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    Oct 23- A New York federal judge on Thursday officially barred embattled video streaming company Aereo, Inc from transmitting the programs of television broadcasters as they are being shown. The Supreme Court ruled on June 25 that the company had infringed broadcasters' copyrights by capturing live and recorded programs through antennas and transmitting...

  • UPDATE 1-Fewer customers drop Comcast cable subscriptions Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 23- Comcast Corp reported higher quarterly revenue and income on Thursday as more people signed up for its high-speed Internet service and fewer customers dropped their cable subscriptions. Comcast said it added 315,000 net high-speed Internet subscribers, a 5.8 percent uptick over the same period. The decrease in cable subscriptions is a...

  • Buy this, NOT that, says Mario Gabelli Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:17 AM ET
    Mario Gabelli

    "The Walking Dead" versus "Homeland"? That question can actually start a stock-picking discussion, believe it or not.

  • Comcast reports higher quarterly revenue, profit Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 23- Comcast Corp reported on Thursday higher quarterly revenue and income as more people signed up for its high speed Internet service. Comcast said it added 315,000 net high speed Internet subscribers, a 5.8 percent uptick over the same period. On the media side, Comcast reported that revenue at NBC Universal division inched up 1.2 percent to $5.92...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Nielsen and Adobe Systems Inc announced an alliance on Tuesday that aims to measure the viewership of digital video across all Internet-connected platforms including TVs, smart phones and tablets as the television ecosystem undergoes dramatic change. The move for Nielsen, which dominates traditional TV ratings and Adobe, which has troves of...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- Time Warner Inc's decision to make its prized HBO channel available to people who don't subscribe to Pay TV may delight such "cord cutters" but will likely crank up tensions with cable and satellite TV service providers. HBO Chief Executive Richard Plepler did not discuss price or potential partners on Wednesday when he revealed the news before...

  • 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...

  • UPDATE 1-Netflix stock plunge blindsides analysts Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    Oct 16- Blindsided by a surprise drop in new subscribers to Netflix Inc, analysts slashed their price targets on the video-streaming company as it shed a fifth of its value on Thursday. Their advice came too late for investors who had followed the recent "buy" guidance of at least 20 brokerages- not least BTIG Research, which upgraded the stock just two days before...

  • Is Wall Street tuning out CBS? Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Signage on the CBS Television City building in Los Angeles.

    Shares of CBS have lagged major rivals in 2014 for the first time in years. Weak advertising sales remain a hurdle.