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    Mike White has had a whirlwind 10 months since he took the helm at DirecTV: the satellite TV giant has added subscribers, launched three new 3-D channels, and a new online-only "NFL Sunday Ticket" option. And despite the fact that the company faces more competition than ever, the stock recently hit an all-time high.

  • Rumors of Broadcast's Death Greatly Exaggerated Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 12:14 PM ET
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    After years of moaning about the death of broadcast TV as viewers move online and to cable, the broadest business is looking pretty healthy.

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    Goldman Sachs' Communacopia hosted some major media CEOs Wednesday afternoon: the mood was upbeat with advertising on the rebound. They also had plenty to say about the value of content — and protecting that content — in the new digital landscape.

  • Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    Markets Wednesday will sort through the implications of the Fed's move towards further easing... and its increasingly negative impact on the dollar.

  • At Networks, Gloves Are Already Off Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 8:50 AM ET

    Television executives are calling Monday night's season kick off one of the most competitive opening nights in recent memory, and each of the four major networks has something to prove and a lot on the line.

  • Third of Young Netflix Users Cut Cable Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 3:28 PM ET

    An alarming survey by Credit Suisse should serve as a wake up call to the broadcast networks and media investors as well!

  • Political Ads: Unexpected Mid-Term Winners Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 4:24 PM ET

    With two months to go before the mid-term elections the stars are aligning for a record-breaking political ad season.

  • What Apple Announcements Mean for the Entertainment Biz Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | 4:36 PM ET
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds the new, smaller Apple TV device as speaks during an Apple Special Event in San Francisco.

    Steve Jobs announcements today about Apple's new iPods and streaming TV rentals through a new Apple TV will have ripples throughout the entertainment industry.

  • TV News for Early Risers (or Late-to-Bedders) Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | 8:42 AM ET

    Last season, the big battle in television was fought over late night. This season, the battleground is shaping up to be the early morning. Very early.

  • What's On: Apple's New Product Launch, Auto Sales Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | 8:25 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Studios Evaluate Apple's Rental Offer Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 8:53 AM ET
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    Apple is the hot topic in Hollywood as studios continue negotiations with iTunes over 99 cent TV episode rentals. Now sources tell me they expect an announcement at Apple's iPod event on September 1.

  • Walt Disney Profit and Sales Jump, Outstrip Forecasts Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 5:56 PM ET
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    The entertainment giant saw its shares rise in late trading Tuesday as the company reported sharply higher profit and sales that easily beat Wall Street estimates

  • Stocks End at 2 1/2-Month High; BofA Skids Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks were higher Wednesday, led by consumer discretionary stocks, as encouraging reports on jobs and the services sector fueled hopes for the recovery.

  • Stocks Rise Amid Job Hopes; RIM Falls Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 2:40 PM ET

    Stocks were higher Wednesday, led by consumer discretionary stocks, as encouraging reports on jobs and the services sector fueled hopes for the recovery.

  • Cautious Hope for US Jobs Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 12:07 PM ET

    S&P futures rose 5 points following a better-than-expected ADP employment report. The firm reported a slightly better-than-expected gain of 42,000 private sector jobs (vs. up 39,000 expected) in July, giving hope of a better government July jobs report on Friday.

  • CBS Beats Expectations on Ad Upside Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 6:55 PM ET
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    CBS posted earnings two and a half times last year's earnings per share and 11 percent higher revenue — beating analyst expectations, on a combination of an ad recovery and operating efficiencies.

  • Stocks End Lower; P&G Skids, Pfizer Jumps Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 4:56 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Tuesday, led by consumer discretionary and materials, amid disappointment in the latest round of earnings and economic reports. Pfizer rose, but P&G fell.

  • Market Is 'Still Schizophrenic': Schwab's Sonders Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 11:18 AM ET

    Stocks pulled back on Tuesday, after rallying to a 10-week high in the previous session. What is driving the big market movements? Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab discussed her insights.

  • Ad Strength Pushes Discovery Earnings Higher Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 11:01 AM ET

    Discovery beat Wall Street expectations and raised its guidance slightly on broad-based advertising gains and international growth.

  • CBS' Big Deal and Earnings Preview Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 10:05 AM ET
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    CBS stock rose 3.5 percent Monday, a day ahead of its quarterly earnings, which are expected to be higher on rebounding ad spending. But that isn't the only good news for CBS: the company has announced that it struck a 10 year retransmission agreement with Comcast, to distribute CBS network, local stations, College Sports TV, Showtime and the Smithsonian channel.