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  • CBS' Big Deal and Earnings Preview Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 10:05 AM ET
    CBS

    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.

  • Earnings Roundup: Aug. 3 Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 9:51 AM ET

    Here's a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday. Aug. 3.

  • Jon Najarian's 'Mother of All Rallies' Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 7:03 PM ET

    The optionMONSTER.com co-founder discusses what companies he thinks will soon pop and why.

  • E-Books Fly Beyond Mere Text Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 9:44 AM ET
    Amazon Kindle

    The new multimedia books use video that is integrated with text, and they are best read — and watched — on an iPad, the tablet device that has created vast possibilities for book publishers.

  • Earnings Ad Upside Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 9:33 AM ET

    The message from media and tech companies is clear: advertising is back in a big way. This week both Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP and Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC that the ad market has improved from last year and continues to improve. We've seen that demonstrated in results from a diverse group of industry players, from tech giants to newspapers.

  • Actress Angelina Jolie and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura speak onstage at the 'Salt' panel during Comic-Con 2010 at San Diego Convention Center.

    The showcasing of “Salt,” which opens in theaters on Friday, struck many longtime conventiongoers as a tipping point.

  • My 'Beastly' Comments—Bring 'em On Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 2:36 PM ET
    Sumner Redstone

    Hoo boy did I stir up a hornet’s nest yesterday by having the temerity to question whether it was “right” to publish Viacom billionaire Sumner Redstone’s hilariously stupid voice message left for an enterprising reporter at the Daily Beast.

  • Sumner vs The Beast Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 3:30 PM ET
    Electric Barbarellas

    Sumner Redstone, chairman of Viacom and CBS, is miffed by a story quoting anonymous sources depicting him as a lecherous casting-couch exec bent on forcing Viacom’s MTV to air “The Electric Barbarellas,” a reality show about a babefest band.

  • Sun Valley Media Moguls and Power Players Friday, 9 Jul 2010 | 3:43 PM ET
    The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is the  of media moguls.From television and film to video games and the Internet, industry leaders mark their calendars for this event.  They meet and greet, eat and drink, and most importantly, discuss deals.Disney's acquisition of Cap Cities/ABC, the AOL-Time Warner merger, and Comcast's pending purchase of a controlling stake in NBC Universal from General Electric (CNBC's parent company) all were hatched, encouraged, or negotiated during secret meetin

    The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is the biggest annual gathering of media moguls. See some of this year's Sun Valley power players.

  • Hulu Plus Subscription Service Launches Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | 2:08 PM ET
    Hulu Plus on an iPad

    Hulu's long-awaited premium service "Hulu Plus" just went live. The premium, HD service is available on the iPhone, iPad, and even certain TVs and costs $9.99 a month.

  • Youtube

    A judge granted Google's YouTube motion for summary judgment in Viacom's copyright lawsuit against the online video giant. Viacom filed a $1 billion suit against YouTube back in March 2007.

  • Microsoft Goes Hollywood: Bing Entertainment Launches Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 1:59 PM ET
    Bing.com

    Microsoft literally went Hollywood Tuesday night, unveiling its new "Bing Entertainment" search service to a star-studded audience at a private West Hollywood club.

  • Adobe Begins to Turn the Tide Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 12:17 PM ET
    Adobe's headquarters in San Jose, California.

    This has been a difficult few quarters for Adobe. Not financially, but technically. At least if you believe the folks at Apple, particularly Steve Jobs who put a very public face on what he says are Adobe's severe technical shortcomings when it comes to Flash.

  • The Upfronts Upshot For the Networks Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 10:51 AM ET

    The fact that broadcast networks (and NBC in particular) are investing heavily in expensive content is appealing to advertisers. The networks have introduced 38 new shows, and 36 of those are scripted.

  • Sources tell me that ABC has finished its final upfront ad deals, and has secured 8 percent to 9 percent ad rates over last year. I don't have any details on the percentage volume increases ABC secured, but Disney's network has certainly sold closer to 80 percent of its inventory than the 65 or 70 percent the networks sold on average last year.

  • Network Upfront Sales Fly Faster Than Expected Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 11:35 AM ET
    TV

    Advertising industry insiders tell me that Fox should wrap up its ad sales today and all the networks could complete their Upfront sales in a week. That's weeks earlier than the July 4 date expected, and months earlier than last year.

  • Boomer Brands Get A Second Life Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 9:54 AM ET
    Westinghouse solar panels being installed on a roof.

    When executives at Akeena Solar wanted to give their solar panels some mainstream appeal, they looked for a way to bring brand name recognition to their little-known Andalay solar panels. Enter Westinghouse, just one brand that is getting a second life because of its appeal to Baby Boomers.

  • Networks Aim for the Familiar in New Batch of Shows Monday, 24 May 2010 | 2:56 PM ET
    "Blue Bloods" is a new police drama planned for CBS.

    Just as what people eat can be divided into basic food groups, so, too, can television programming. Among the staples of the schedule are shows about police officers, lawyers, doctors and spies, along with series about friends, couples and friendly couples. The NYT reports.

  • Seven of America’s Most Awesomely Bad Failed Leagues Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 1:00 PM ET
    XFL

    What it was, why they thought it would work, where they went wrong and what - if anything - we all learned from these failed sports leagues.

  • TV Networks Go on a Pilot Buying Spree Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:15 AM ET
    An NBC sign stands at the NBC studios in Burbank, California.

    After a season of disappointing ad revenue, the further loss of viewers (and prestige) to cable networks, the end of popular series like “Lost” and “24” and the Jay Leno disaster at NBC, the broadcast networks are going back to an expensive drawing board.