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  • Shrek Princesses

    DreamWorks Animation is bringing Shrek and Kung Fu Panda to Gaylord Entertainment's family resorts. The company just announced that it's licensing its characters to Gaylord's four upscale hotels in Nashville, the Orlando area, Dallas area, and in Maryland.

  • Netflix

    Netflix continues to add subscribers at a breakneck speed — it's now the largest subscription entertainment business in the US, beating Comcast

  • Netflix

    When Netflix reports after the closing bell, the big question is whether it can keep up its dizzying run. The stock's up some 130 percent in the past 12 months on consistently surprising subscriber growth. Now there are two numbers in the spotlight — subscribers and content costs

  • DTV Launches Premium VOD: Theaters Ready for a Showdown Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 4:45 PM ET
    family watching tv

    It's been a long time in coming, but now, the very first premium video-on-demand is here. That means that just two and a half months after a film opens in theaters, before it's even available on DVD, you'll be able to watch it from the comfort of your living room.

  • Warner Brothers

    The way iTunes changed music, Warner Brothers wants to change movies. Today the studio gave me an exclusive look at an entertainment app it's been working on for years - the ultimate destination for people to buy all digital movies, not just Warner Brothers'. It's an app code-named 'Digital Everywhere,' and it's set to launch this summer.

  • Apple CEO's Last Hurrah: A Cloud Video Service? Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 4:12 PM ET

    Imagine sitting in your living room watching a flat panel TV made by Apple with access to an array of channels, your DVD collection, movies, as well as music and work files.

  • The Highest Paid CEOs of 2010 Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 1:26 PM ET
    About 80 percent of companies in the S&P 500 have released information on executive compensation. With data from Capital IQ, CNBC.com ranked the highest paid CEOs in 2010. The final figure shows total calculated compensation, which includes salary, bonuses, estimated stock and stock option awards as well as other incentives. Note that the salary breakdown in this report only displays major sources of compensation, whereas other incentives, such as increases in retirement or pension funds are not

    About 80 percent of companies in the S&P 500 have released information on executive compensation. With data from Capital IQ, CNBC.com ranked the highest paid CEOs in 2010.

  • Can Twitter Save Live TV? Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 5:13 PM ET
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    Twitter is creating an online water cooler, which is driving more people to tune into TV shows to be part of the digital conversation.

  • The annual National Association of Broadcasters convention is underway in Las Vegas — all the industry is gathered to preview new technology and discuss how to stay ahead of the ever-growing competition.

  • Can Golf Be Back If Tiger Doesn't Win? Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 2:58 PM ET
    Tiger Woods walks up the first hole during the first round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.

    As Tiger Woods made the turn to the back nine yesterday, I could feel the intensity. And I was sitting in my man cave at home in New Jersey. As 15 years of data have proven, and it's not going to change, when Tiger is in hunt for a title, more people are going to watch. If it's a major, ratings with Tiger in it will jump up significantly. If it's a garden variety tournament, Woods' presence at the end could be worth double the viewers.

  • Television networks which broadcast NFL games stand to lose plenty of programming if the NFL lockout extends into the season. They also could lose money, even if they don't have to pay rights fees and production costs, says a new report by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.

  • Worried that you missed the big-cap rally? Want to get in on some small-cap stock action? Mark Travis, chief executive of Intrepid Capital Funds, has a pick for you.

  • A Real Hollywood Drama Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 5:38 PM ET

    It looks as if the rivalry between cable and new media is taking a nasty turn.

  • The Worst Company in America Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 1:33 PM ET

    For the sixth year in a row, The Consumerist is holding its version of "March Madness," bracketing nominated companies and allowing people to vote for "The Worst Company in America."

  • Are Media Stocks a Safe Haven? Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 12:21 PM ET
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    Despite the upheaval roiling the markets, Wall Street analysts continue to issue upbeat reports about media companies, and even the negative reports don't mention the headlines — they simply don't have the exposure to Japan and the rest of the market instability as many other sectors.

  • Why Netflix Is Surging While the Market Tanks Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 5:37 PM ET
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    As the markets plummet Netflix is a rare bright spot in a sea of red — the subscription movie service is now trading up more than 7.5 percent. Netflix is bucking the trend thanks to an upgrade from Goldman Sachs, which raised its rating from 'buy' to 'neutral,' and lifted its price target to $300. That's still a good $50 more than where it's trading now.

  • Many Culprits in Fall of a Family Film Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 9:55 AM ET
    Mars Needs Moms Movie

    “Mars Needs Moms” is shaping up as a miss so disastrous that it will send signals to broad swaths of Hollywood, the New York Times reports.

  • NFL Lockout Hits Media Giants Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:38 PM ET

    We're in day three of the NFL Lockout and media giants — and Wall Street analysts — are starting to tally the impact of the shutdown. Billions of dollars are at stake. The biggest advertisers spent a total of $3.4 billion on NFL games this past season and NFL games are the linchpin of ad campaigns for everything from beer and cars, to financial services to electronics.

  • Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock, says investors should buy oil stocks amid the unrest in the Middle East.

  • Comcast is making a big push to expand the Spanish language programming on its video-on-demand platform.