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  • Jan 20- Streaming video service Netflix Inc said it will complete its expansion into 200 countries within two years, faster than expected, as the company builds its presence overseas while growth in the United States slows. In the United States, Netflix pulled in 1.9 million streaming customers, down from 2.3 million additions a year earlier, and forecast...

  • Jan 20- Netflix Inc added 4.3 million net subscribers to its TV and movie streaming service worldwide in the fourth quarter, helped by expansion into new markets, sending its shares soaring in after market trading. Netflix said it would offer the "controversial comedy" movie "The Interview" to U.S. and Canadian subscribers beginning Jan. 24. Netflix, which plans to...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" led U.S. and Canadian box office charts over the weekend with a record-setting $90.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates. The film, which smashed the record for a January weekend, was directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Bradley Cooper. "American Sniper" was released by Warner Brothers, a...

  • 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...

  • LOS ANGELES/ SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 13- Woody Allen will make his first foray onto the small screen, writing and directing an online series for Amazon.com, the latest coup by deep-pocketed cable and streaming companies in luring the biggest names in film to television. Filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, David Fincher and Guillermo del Toro have...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Parsons: This is why media M&A is on pause Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 9:40 AM ET
    Richard Parsons

    After two big media deals get done, there will be a domino effect of M&A, former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons tells CNBC.

  • Bubbles are forming where we're not looking: Pros Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 7:49 AM ET
    Richard Parsons

    Bubbles could be forming in financial markets in today's zero interest rate environment, Richard Parsons tells CNBC.

  • 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,...

  • NBA franchise for sale. Cost: Anybody's guess Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 2:49 PM ET
    Dennis Schroder and Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks go after a rebound during the NBA game at Staples Center on January 5, 2015 in Los Angeles.

    In the first post-Steve Ballmer sale of an NBA team, many wonder who will buy the Atlanta Hawks——and for how much.

  • Jan 8- Activist-investor Starboard Value LP has reiterated that Yahoo Inc should consider a merger with AOL Inc and cut costs to improve profits, spurred by media reports that Yahoo is exploring other large-scale acquisitions. Starboard, in September, urged Yahoo to consider merging with AOL on the grounds that a deal could create up to $1 billion in "synergies"...

  • Karmazin: I would invest in this media merger Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 9:29 AM ET
    Mel Karmazin, former Sirius CEO

    Former CBS chief Mel Karmazin also says media companies must get bigger in order to deal with advertisers and distributors.

  • ESPN without cable: Will it eat its own viewers? Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 4:41 PM ET
    ESPN broadcasters talk on the set at Heinz Field before an NFL football game.

    Dish Network will offer an Internet video service for $20 that includes ESPN. The challenge will be hanging on to cable subscribers.

  • 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 launches $20 over-the-top TV service Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 2:44 PM ET
    Joe Clayton, CEO of Dish, announces their new streaming service Sling Television during the Dish news conference at the International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas, January 5, 2015.

    ESPN is hitting the Web on live paid TV, thanks to Dish's Sling TV bundle. But there are some pros and cons..

  • 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...