The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable and AT&T-DirecTV deals will be approved, Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei tells CNBC. But he asks at what cost.» Read More
Comcast Corp. fell$. 96 or 1.7 percent, to $55.81. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 44 or. 5 percent, to $94.74. Gannett rose$. 21 or. 7 percent, to $31.02.
1. "American Sniper," Warner Bros., $107,007,215, 3,555 locations, $30,100 average, $110,431,993, 4 weeks. 2. "Paddington," The Weinstein Co., $25,494,139, 3,303 locations, $7,718 average, $25,494,139, 1 week. 3. "The Wedding Ringer," Sony, $24,042,152, 3,003 locations, $8,006 average, $24,042,152, 1 week.
Comcast Corp. fell $1.20 or 2.1 percent, to $55.58. Walt Disney Co. fell $1.07 or 1.1 percent, to $94.11. Gannett fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $30.69.
Comcast Corp. fell$. 69 or 1.2 percent, to $56.08. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 73 or. 8 percent, to $94.45. Gannett fell$. 22 or. 7 percent, to $30.59.
ASHBURN, Va.— A northern Virginia man who claimed a role as a co-founder of the address book software company Plaxo is accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife's new husband at her home while the woman and three of her children were inside, authorities said. It was not immediately clear if the woman or her children witnessed the shooting of Corey Mattison, who had wed...
NEW YORK— Clint Eastwood's R-rated Iraq War drama "American Sniper" opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. four-day weekend. The previous biggest hit was Wes Anderson's " Grand Budapest Hotel," which made $59.1 million in its entire run. "It's become a cultural phenomenon," said Dan Fellman, head...
Instacart announced it has closed a $220 million funding round, which the grocery delivery service says it will use toward expansion and growth.
LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Jan 11- U.S. and Canadian filmgoers turned out for a third time to see Liam Neeson in his action movie franchise "Taken," which led box office charts over the weekend with $40.4 million in ticket sales. The Golden Globe- nominated film starring Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep has now totaled more than $105 million since opening on Christmas day.
The companies are adopting the technology to help keep customers from cancelling subscriptions in favor of streaming services such as Netflix Inc, Amazon and Hulu, which are far cheaper and also come with user-friendly guides to make finding shows easier. "Every consumer will agree it's terrible," Forrester Research analyst James McQuivey said.
WASHINGTON, Jan 9- Some 20 state attorneys general have joined the federal antitrust investigation of competing bids by Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc, a development that potentially complicates the companies' efforts to win U.S. approval for a deal. Family Dollar, the No. 2 U.S. discount retailer, had previously disclosed...
WASHINGTON, Jan 9- Some 20 state attorneys general have joined the federal antitrust investigation of competing bids by Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc, a development that potentially complicates the companies' efforts to win U.S. approval for a deal. Family Dollar had previously disclosed that state attorneys general...
Hearst has incubated a digital-video powerhouse within its secretive empire.
After two big media deals get done, there will be a domino effect of M&A, former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons tells CNBC.
Former CBS chief Mel Karmazin also says media companies must get bigger in order to deal with advertisers and distributors.
Cord cutting has been blamed for weak TV ratings, but viewers who watch video over the Internet may be more valuable to advertisers.
ESPN is hitting the Web on live paid TV, thanks to Dish's Sling TV bundle. But there are some pros and cons..
"Into The Woods," an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway musical that puts a spin on children's fairy tales, stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Johnny Depp and has grossed $91.2 million since opening on Christmas Day. "The Interview," the provocative comedy blamed for triggering a massive cyberattack on Sony's movie studio, which then canceled its wide...
For years, people have been declaring the death of pay TV at the hands of download companies like Netflix. But that moment has not yet arrived.
Deals worth nearly $3.5 trillion were announced, a performance favored by low interest rates and high stock prices. NYT reports.
There may be a yet another reason for media content companies to merge in 2015: digital advertising.