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  • Early Glance: Media companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. fell$. 69 or 1.2 percent, to $56.08. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 73 or. 8 percent, to $94.45. Gannett fell$. 22 or. 7 percent, to $30.59.

  • NEW YORK— Clint Eastwood's R-rated Iraq War drama "American Sniper" opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. four-day weekend. The previous biggest hit was Wes Anderson's " Grand Budapest Hotel," which made $59.1 million in its entire run. "It's become a cultural phenomenon," said Dan Fellman, head...

  • Eastwood's 'Sniper' targets US box office record Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 3:25 PM ET

    Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" led N. American box office charts over the weekend with a record-smashing $90.2 million in ticket sales.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" led U.S. and Canadian box office charts over the weekend with a record-smashing $90.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates. Dan Fellman, head of domestic distribution at the Time Warner Inc. unit Warner Bros., which distributed "American Sniper," said it had become "an instant cultural...

  • Early Movers: Goldman Sachs, Intel, Netflix & more Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 8:54 AM ET

    Companies making headlines before the bell Friday:

  • Value investor sees Fox doubling earnings Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    Jason Subotky, member of the "Squawk Box" Platinum Portfolio Challenge, looks for companies that play important roles in promising business sectors.

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 15- The Fox News and Fox Business channels returned on Thursday to satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp's lineup after both sides agreed to a multiyear deal. A source close to the negotiations said Dish agreed to pay an average monthly fee of $1.50 per subscriber for Fox News, the most-watched cable news network. "We thank the viewers of Fox News...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 15- The Fox News and Fox Business channels returned on Thursday to satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp's lineup after both sides agreed to a multiyear deal. "We thank the viewers of Fox News and Fox Business and Dish customers for their patience throughout this process," Tim Carry, executive vice president of distribution for Fox News and Fox...

  • 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.