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Today HBO officially launched its new app, HBO Go, to allow HBO subscribers to access its content from anywhere. Ben Swinburne, Morgan Stanley's media analyst, says this could be a win-win-win — helping Time Warner grow its subscriber base, enabling cable and satellite TV companies to hold on to their subscribers, and giving consumers more access to content.
Ms. Curry is known and liked by viewers, but making any change to the cast of “Today,” the most profitable television news program, carries some risk, the New York Times reports.
The film, television and video game industries are all facing seismic shifts in their fields and are trying to find ways to avoid the same fate as the music industry while using very similar tactics.
The volume of ads marketers are buying has increased, and the amount they're spending on each ad is higher as well. This strength in the first quarter bodes well for the Upfront ad sales period, when networks look to sell a big chunk of their ad inventory for the coming year.
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 continues to add subscribers at a breakneck speed — it's now the largest subscription entertainment business in the US, beating Comcast
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It looks as if the rivalry between cable and new media is taking a nasty turn.
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."
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.
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.