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  • 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..

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:20 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. rose 3.3 percent to $9.75 with 20,744,800 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose 2.7 percent to $133.00 with 66,495,800 shares traded. Biocept Inc. rose 51.7 percent to $2.20 with 20,900,800 shares traded.

  • 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...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 1 percent to $128.59 with 24,625,600 shares traded. Applied Materials Inc. rose. 9 percent to $25.15 with 14,805,200 shares traded. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose 9.3 percent to $7.95 with 13,200,200 shares traded.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Egalet Corp. rose 29.3 percent to $14.50. Sizmek Inc. rose 15.7 percent to $7.87. Discovery Communications Inc. Series B rose 13.7 percent to $35.00.

  • *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.

  • 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...

  • SILVER SPRING, Md.— Discovery Communications Inc. said Thursday that its revenue improved in the fourth quarter after it took majority control of Eurosport, a European sports broadcasting network. Discovery Communications operates cable TV channels including TLC and Animal Planet. Analysts expected earnings of 41 cents per share on $1.71 billion in...

  • 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...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 5- Pressure from competition regulators could prompt Liberty Global to abandon Germany if it can no longer pursue its growth ambitions in Europe's biggest cable market, sources have told Reuters. The case has provided further evidence to Liberty- Europe's biggest cable group- that it will not be allowed to expand through acquisitions in Germany,...

  • BARCELONA, Nov 20- Liberty Global, Europe's biggest cable operator, plans to make "small, selective" acquisitions for content which help it make money from its core business of selling high-speed broadband and TV services, its finance chief said on Thursday. The turn towards content is a major move for Liberty, which has been a serial buyer of cable companies in...

  • Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:58 AM ET

    Nov 13- Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, a unit of Sony Corp of America, unveiled a new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, expected to be commercially launched during the first quarter of 2015.. During the invite-only beta, PlayStation Vue will initially offer around 75 channels per market from major programmers, such as CBS, Discovery...

  • Investors tune out CBS ahead of earnings Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    One big trader is very confident that CBS shares won't rise on earnings.