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  • The Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview," meanwhile, wowed with $15 million from its 2 million online rentals and purchases. The final installment in Peter Jackson's trilogy marched to the top spot once again with an estimated $41.4 million take across the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Added Rentrak's senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian: "The...

  • Dec 26- A bankruptcy court has allowed defunct video streaming company Aereo Inc to auction its TV streaming technology assets, according to court papers published on Friday. These broadcasters include CBS Corp, Comcast Corp's NBC, Walt Disney Co's ABC and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's Fox. The case is In re: Aereo Inc, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of...

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $58.29. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 60 or. 6 percent, to $95.02. New York Times Co. rose$. 06 or. 4 percent, to $13.47.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $57.95. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 56 or. 6 percent, to $94.98. Gannett rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $31.78.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 24- U.S. consumers have not turned out in force for the final shopping days before Christmas, suggesting that traditional retailers will just meet industry sales forecasts in a season marked by deep discounts and growing encroachment from online rivals led by Amazon.com Inc.. "The past weekend will not save this holiday season," said Craig Johnson,...

  • Early Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Walt Disney Co. rose$. 34 or. 4 percent, to $95.03. New York Times Co. fell$. 04 or. 3 percent, to $13.55. Viacom Inc. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $77.27.

  • In Disney's hands, fairy tales grow up Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 1:51 AM ET

    Audiences seem to be falling out of love with traditional fairy tales and their happy endings.

  • Cramer: Blowout GDP means managers buy these Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:13 PM ET
    A sales assistant helps customers in the shoe department of Macy’s in New York, Nov. 27, 2014.

    With such awesome GDP data announced Tuesday, Cramer gives the inside scoop on which stocks fund managers will be buying as a result.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 68 or 1.2 percent, to $57.90. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 49 or. 5 percent, to $94.69. Gannett rose$. 29 or. 9 percent, to $31.88.

  • Disney-DirecTV sign multi-year agreement  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports The Walt Disney Company and DirecTV are signing a multi-year agreement regarding distribution and digital access to channels.

  • US company loses bid for rights to Marvel superheroes Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    DENVER— Stan Lee Media lost its latest fight against Disney over the rights to Marvel's iconic comic book characters Tuesday when a federal appeals court ruled it could not claim ownership to certain superheroes such as Spider-Man and Iron Man. In its decision, a panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit filed...

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 91 or 1.6 percent, to $58.13. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 69 or. 7 percent, to $94.89. Time Warner Inc. rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $85.70.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $57.22. Walt Disney Co. rose $1.31 or 1.4 percent, to $94.20. Gannett fell$. 40 or 1.3 percent, to $31.59.

  • Box office: 'Hobbit' finale sends 'Exodus' fleeing Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    The Fox comedy "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" opened with $17.1 million, while Sony's "Annie" remake debuted with $15.9 million. 2. "Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb," 20th Century Fox, $17,100,520, 3,785 locations, $4,518 average, $17,100,520, 1 week. 3. "Annie," Sony, $15,861,939, 3,116 locations, $5,090 average, $15,861,939, 1 week.

  • Here's why Hollywood's looking to 2015 Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 3:05 PM ET

    North American box office receipts totaled about $10.5 billion in 2014, a 4 percent decline from a year earlier. The New York Times reports.

  • Hollywood: I'd like to thank the Hobbits Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 2:40 PM ET
    An image from "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

    It hasn’t been a great month for Sony Pictures, but December is turning out to be another solid month for Hollywood.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 26 or. 5 percent, to $57.44. Walt Disney Co. rose $1.18 or 1.3 percent, to $94.07. Gannett fell$. 46 or 1.4 percent, to $31.53.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 34 or. 6 percent, to $57.51. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 68 or. 7 percent, to $93.57. Gannett fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $31.87.

  • NEW YORK— While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell. In its second week of release overseas, Warner Bros.' "Five Armies" added $105.5 million to bring its two-week global total past $350 million. Jeff Goldstein, head of domestic distribution for...

  • Disney hit gets 'Frozen' in time, and on stage Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Anna and Elsa in DIsney's Frozen On Ice.

    Disney's "Frozen" is still breaking records after more than a year, but in a cooler way—both literal and metaphorical.