New York Times columnist Jim Stewart weighs in on strong earnings from Comcast, after the company posted better-than-expected Q4 revenue driven by growth its media and entertainment unit NBCUniversal; and the dilemma at Viacom.» Read More
Americans who illegally download songs and movies may soon be in for a surprise: They will be warned to stop, and if they don’t, they could find their Internet access slowing to a crawl, the New York Times reports.
Hulu is on track to “approach half a billion in 2011 revenue” this year as the number of paying subscribers increases. Hulu, the Q2 leader in U.S. online video advertising, has seen a 67% growth in content hours since its launch in November.
I am in Napa Valley today. Indulge me as I gloat. Remember I had to report from a Wyoming buffalo ranch last winter in—10-degree weather. I got pig manure on my boots in Iowa last month. So...I feel I kinda earned this.
About 47 percent of total flat-panel televisions shipped in four years will have Internet connectivity, as manufacturers bet on the expansion of Netflix and direct-to-consumer offerings from content producers like Time Warner’s HBO.
Rising life expectancies coupled with escalating health-care costs will force the baby boom generation to rethink the conventional retirement wisdom of cashing in stocks for bonds.
Despite the fact that the Los Angeles Times reported today that "Google is in preliminary talks to buy online video pioneer Hulu," a number of sources very close to the negotiations tell me that all talks are "very preliminary" and it is "impossible to characterize anyone as being in the lead."
Stocks ended lower Friday with the Dow and S&P closing down for the seventh week out of eight amid continuing jitters over the euro zone debt crisis.
Stocks slumped with the Dow and S&P on track for their third-straight day of losses Friday as uncertainty over the passage of a Greek austerity plan in addition to worries over Italian banks overshadowed a better-than-expected durable goods report.
AMC Networks, home of “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” is spinning off from parent Cablevision at the end of this month and its valuation is looking as good as Don Draper in a gray business suit, according to one analyst.
Stocks slumped across the board Friday, as uncertainty over the passage of a Greek austerity plan in addition to worries over Italian banks overshadowed a better-than-expected durable goods report.
The authors say, "every business needs an eco-strategy. The “Green to Gold” discussion has changed from whether we need to adopt a green strategy to how."
Citing the company's "best-in-class operating trends" and ability to turn around the NBC broadcast business, Goldman Sachs has added Comcast to its conviction buy list and increased its price target.
Futures turned higher after several key economic news, but gains were limited after several major Italian banks declined sharply, triggering renewed worries over the European debt crisis.
Netflix just can't stay out of the spotlight-such is the plight of a company whose stock is up 106 percent in the past 12 months and whose technology could pose a major threat to satellite and cable TV operators, not to mention TV networks.
For some companies, family is at the center of their business. CNBC asked some of its top talent to highlight some of the best-known family-run companies.
Though the economy's been on a roller coaster and fuel prices are painfully high, but the theme park business is actually looking up. Across the board — from local parks to Disney's vacation destinations - there are signs of strength
Brian Roberts, Comcast chairman/CEO, discusses cloud computing, the next generation of television and broadband technology. Roberts also weighs in on Comcast's deal with NBC Universal, saying the company is invested for the long haul.
'Super 8' ruled the box office this weekend, grossing $38 million, far more than industry-watchers expected. And this is just the first of a slew of movies Steven Spielberg's involved in that will hit theaters this summer and over the course of the year.
NBC/Comcast won the rights to the 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday. The price? $4.38 billion. That's $64.41 million per Olympic broadcast day. That's a lot of money to make up. Can they do it?