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  • April 21- Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is in no doubt that James Murdoch is ready to take a much bigger role at Twenty-First Century Fox, by far the largest part of the media empire that James' father Rupert Murdoch built. It is also unclear what title James would take or whether there is any possibility that Rupert Murdoch, 84, would relinquish the Fox...

  • SONY'S PLAYSTATION VUE ONLINE TV SERVICE LAUNCHES AT $50 A. NEW YORK, March 18- Sony Corp on Wednesday launched its PlayStation Vue Web video service in three cities, targeting customers looking for cheaper alternatives to cable with packages starting at $50. Sony's service will have more than 85 channels, including programming from three major networks, CBS,...

  • Fuhu Inc, which makes kid-friendly computer tablets, said it signed deals with Walt Disney Co and Discovery Communications Inc to add their content to monthly subscription offers on its nabi tablets. These would include Disney's popular video content such as "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", " Girl Meets World", among other kids video content and ebooks for characters...

  • A la carte cable options: Betting against bundling Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    Lobbyists asked Eric Rouse, a county commissioner in North Carolina, to help restore Viacom’s networks to local cable subscribers.

    The New York Times takes a deeper look at the changing television landscape and the future of the cable bundle.

  • Lightning Round: This quietly goes higher Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:22 PM ET
    Mad Money Lightning Round

    Are you ready skeedaddy???!!! It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 3- Cable network operator Discovery Communications Inc said it is boosting investment in original Web video with a new channel focused on adventurers, in an effort to reach younger audiences who have grown up watching media online. Many are produced and hosted by journalist Laura Ling, who was held captive in a North Korean prison in 2009..

  • Trading FCC's net neutrality smackdown Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

    The best trades ahead of the vote by the Federal Communications Commission on net neutrality.

  • Early movers: GS, AAPL, DG, DISH, HMC & more Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Feb. 20, 2015.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Feb 23- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc held preliminary takeover talks with Discovery Communications Inc with a view to creating a $100 billion entertainment giant, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday. Fox, which like other broadcasters is battling a shift to on-demand TV, denied there had been any talks with Discovery, which...

  • Feb 23- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has held preliminary takeover talks with Discovery Communications Inc with a view to creating a $100 billion entertainment giant, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday. Senior executives from both companies met about two weeks ago to discuss a potential takeover bid, the newspaper...

  • *Reports Q4 rev of $1.68 bln vs est $1.7 bln. *Q4 adj EPS of $0.43/ shr vs est $0.41. Feb 19- Discovery Communications Inc, the owner of Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, said better pricing would help its U.S. advertising revenue improve in 2015, and forecast continuing strong growth in its international networks.

  • Oil price tumble, Greece weigh on US stocks Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Thursday, after the Greek government requested a loan extension from its euro zone creditors.

  • Feb 19- Discovery Communications Inc, the owner of Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as a stronger dollar weighed on growth in advertising and distribution revenue at its international networks. The company's falling viewership in the United States has been driving away advertisers, who are...

  • Feb 19- Discovery Communications Inc, the owner of Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, reported a 9 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by growth in advertising and distribution revenue at its international networks. Discovery, which gets more than half its revenue from international networks, said revenue rose to $1.68 billion from $1.54 billion a...

  • Feb 9- Sequels to "Star Wars", "The Avengers" and "Jurassic Park" movies are expected to boost Hasbro Inc's sales this year, helping the toymaker further narrow the gap with Mattel Inc, its bigger but struggling rival. Hasbro's revenue increased 4.8 percent in 2014, while Mattel's fell 7 percent, narrowing the annual sales gap between the two biggest U.S. toymakers to...

  • Jan 22- The S&P 500 index will become 505 after Comcast Corp, Twenty-first Century Fox Inc and News Corp add new share classes. S&P Dow Jones Indices said it changed its methodology to include all publicly listed multiple share class lines separately for each index after reviewing client feedback. Before the additions announced on Thursday, the index already...

  • Advertisers may fall in love with cord cutters Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    DISH President and CEO Joe Clayton introduces Sling Television, an Internet pay-television service, at he 2015 International CES on January 5, 2015 in Las Vegas.

    Cord cutting has been blamed for weak TV ratings, but viewers who watch video over the Internet may be more valuable to advertisers.

  • How digital ads may fuel media M&A in 2015 Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    There may be a yet another reason for media content companies to merge in 2015: digital advertising.

  • Vice Media, known for its edgy videos, also said it has appointed as co-president James Schwab, who has advised media groups such as DreamWorks Animation SKG, The Weinstein Co and Discovery Communications Inc.. Vice secured $500 million investment in September from Silicon Valley's Technology Crossover Ventures and A+ E Networks. In October, the company teamed...

  • Hulu to offer select Discovery shows from Jan. 1 Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    Dec 9- Television streaming website Hulu said it partnered with Discovery Communications Inc to offer select shows such as MythBusters, The Little Couple, Treehouse Masters and How It's Made in the United States from Jan. 1. The website, which offers next-day repeats of shows on broadcast TV networks ABC, Fox and NBC, competes with services such as Netflix Inc and...