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"Iron Man" from Marvel and Paramount opens today, kicking off the summer movie season. With the box office expected to top $85 million opening weekend, Hollywood's pretty excited, and for good reason. The economic downturn is squeezing consumer spending, but there's one corner of the consumer pocketbook that'll emerge unscathed from the "r" word.
Going over the mail we've received lately. Coverage questions and Miley mostly.
Apple Inc. is making news today by offering to sell movies on iTunes the same day the DVD of the film hits store shelves, as a way fans can take the movie home with them as soon as possible. Now, Disney-Pixar is coming up with a way fans will be able to take a piece of the upcoming animated film "WALL-E" with them as well.
Plus, Brazil as the exception to the Latin American rule, the best play on lithium batteries and more.
With big media earnings due this week, find out what former Disney Chief Michael Eisner says every trader should know! That, plus our other "Trade Tomorrow" plays!
When I read the New York Times article late Sunday night about Disney star Miley Cyrus revealing Annie Lebowitz photos, I thought uh oh, and immediately went to the Vanity Fair website to click through the 18-photo spread and read the article.
While Walt Disney plays damage control over the near-topless photos of Miley Cyrus, the hugely popular teen star of its lucrative "Hannah Montana" multi-media franchise, most analysts say the event is more likely to boost the bottom line than hurt it.
Is media pushing the Miley Cyrus photo flap making it worse for parents?
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Earnings season turns the spotlight on Time Warner, Viacom and other big media names next week. How should you trade it?
The Dow pulled back Monday after a weaker-than-expected profit report from Bank of America stirred concerns about the health of corporate earnings. What's the "Word on The Street?"
Ever since media mogul Sumner Redstone split Viacom and CBS into two separate companies (he's chairman of both), they've become increasingly competitive. And just this Sunday, Viacom's Paramount Pictures studio said it's no longer going to distribute movies to CBS' Showtime.
NBC Universal Digital Studio relaunched on Thursday and now it's focusing on branded made-for-the-web content. It already has projects and sponsors in the works. The digital studio is teaming up with a division of ad giant Omnicom, OMG Digital, to create episodic content around certain products for distribution online.
As people consumer more bottled water, there's been growing concern over how empty plastic bottles are disposed of. As a result, t consumers are increasingly looking at drinking tap water from reusable water bottles and businesses are springing up to serve them.
Media companies are floundering as investors fear recession and, more importantly, the unknown implications of the digital age. Are there buying opportunities amid the rubble?
GE surprised the street this morning with an unexpected 6% drop in first quarter profits. EPS missed by 7 cents a share. As a result, GE opened this morning down about 11%. If this holds, this will be the biggest one day drop for GE since the 9/11 attacks.
In Wednesday’s Web Extra the traders talk about Disney and its plan to make 10 new animated features. How can you trade the news?
When Disney unveils movies, it's not just revealing what it expects to provide a revenue pop, it's giving insight into what brands could become profit engines moving forward. So, Disney has unveiled its 4-year animation slate and Pixar has announced their animation lineup through 2012.
When NBC Universal presents next season's television schedule Wednesday, it will do so six weeks ahead of the other major U.S. networks, providing its new prime-time shows with an added shot of publicity and buzz.
Disney has shown that its strategy of inexpensively building a franchise on its Disney Channel to exploit across all platforms is pure gold. The company did it with "High School Musical," the runaway hit made-for-Disney Channel TV movie.