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  • Jan 12- Walt Disney Co, Sony Corp and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc urged a federal judge to throw out a antitrust lawsuit accusing them of conspiring not to poach each other's animators in order to keep wages down. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, that the plaintiff animators took too long to sue by waiting until five years after the U.S. Department of...

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Jan 11- U.S. and Canadian filmgoers turned out for a third time to see Liam Neeson in his action movie franchise "Taken," which led box office charts over the weekend with $40.4 million in ticket sales. The Golden Globe- nominated film starring Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep has now totaled more than $105 million since opening on Christmas day.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Jan 11- U.S. and Canadian filmgoers turned out for a third time to see Liam Neeson in his action movie franchise "Taken," which led box office charts over the weekend with $40.4 million ticket sales. "Selma" stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in the story of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama for black voters' rights.

  • Hearst quietly builds digital-video arsenal Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Shane Smith on an episode of Vice.

    Hearst has incubated a digital-video powerhouse within its secretive empire.

  • Media embracing digital TV with strings attached Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 4:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK/ LAS VEGAS Jan 8- Media companies that are starting to allow their programs onto Internet-delivered TV and mobile devices are putting limits on digital rights as a safety hatch if problems arise with the new distribution systems, executives say. Media companies are considering joining streaming-only services, or launching their own like HBO and CBS,...

  • 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.

  • Jan 5- Dish Network Corp on Monday took the wraps off its long-anticipated video streaming service, named Sling TV, targeted to younger consumers who shun pricey cable and satellite subscriptions. It will include television programming and sports events from Walt Disney's ABC, ESPN and Maker Studios, Time Warner's TNT, CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, and...

  • Dish unveils Sling TV video streaming service Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 12:31 PM ET

    Jan 5- Dish Network Corp on Monday took the wraps off its long-anticipated video streaming service, named Sling TV, targeted to younger consumers who shun pricey cable and satellite subscriptions. It will include television programming and sports events from Walt Disney's ABC, ESPN and Maker Studios, Time Warner's TNT, CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, and...

  • "Into The Woods," an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway musical that puts a spin on children's fairy tales, stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Johnny Depp and has grossed $91.2 million since opening on Christmas Day. "The Interview," the provocative comedy blamed for triggering a massive cyberattack on Sony's movie studio, which then canceled its wide...

  • Why Netflix hasn’t killed pay TV in Europe Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 7:31 AM ET
    A sign is posted in front of the Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, California.

    For years, people have been declaring the death of pay TV at the hands of download companies like Netflix. But that moment has not yet arrived.

  • Economist Piketty declines France's Legion d'Honneur Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 11:09 AM ET

    PARIS, Jan 1- France's star economist Thomas Piketty, who shot to fame and topped best-seller lists in 2014 with his controversial book on wealth and inequality, has declined the country's highest award, the Legion d'Honneur, local media said on Thursday. "They would do better to focus on reviving growth in France and Europe." New York Times columnist Paul Krugman...

  • 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.

  • Aereo auctioning off its TV streaming tech assets Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 5:39 PM ET
    Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia leaves the U.S. Supreme Court after oral arguments April 22, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    A bankruptcy court has allowed defunct video streaming company Aereo Inc to auction its TV streaming technology assets, court papers show.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • In latest TV spat, Fox blocked from Dish Network Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    The Dish Network booth is shown at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

    Dish Network subscribers were unable to watch Fox News and Fox Business Network when the channels were taken down as part of contract negotiations.

  • Goldman names new co-head of investment banking Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:55 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs has promoted one of its star deal makers to become a co-head of its investment bank, The New York Times reports.

  • Vice eyes 2015 ‘deal spree’ and IPO plans Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:50 PM ET
    Shane Smith, Vice

    Vice Media is considering an IPO as well as a series of major strategic deals, reports Financial Times.

  • Here are annual changes to Nasdaq-100 index Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:31 AM ET

    Nasdaq OMX announced the results of its annual re-ranking of the Nasdaq 100 index, which will cause a reshuffling of several constituents.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Dec 14- "Exodus: Gods and Kings," an action-filled epic starring Christian Bale as Biblical leader Moses, marched to the top of U.S. and Canadian movie charts, collecting $24.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend. DreamWorks Animation film "Penguins of Madagascar" finished in the No. 3 spot with $7.3 million from Friday through Sunday, while...