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  • HBO's John Oliver recognizes debt to Jon Stewart Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK— When the time comes for a young bird to leave the nest, he's often more than ready to go and doesn't care too much what Papa Bird thinks. The analogy doesn't apply to John Oliver, the former "Daily Show" featured player who debuts his new HBO topical series Sunday at 11 p.m. EDT.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 38 or. 7 percent, to $51.21. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $79.52. Gannett fell$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $27.10.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 41 or. 8 percent, to $51.24. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $79.27. Gannett fell$. 13 or. 5 percent, to $27.02.

  • UPDATE 1-HBO strikes deal with Amazon to stream shows Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    April 23- Amazon will begin streaming some HBO shows to its premium customers next month, the companies said on Wednesday, in a move that could lure subscribers away from Netflix Inc, a company they both compete with. HBO shows are not available through Netflix. Netflix shares fell 4.9 percent to $354.54.

  • Court-ordered tobacco ads will include black media Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The nation's tobacco companies and the Justice Department are including media outlets that target more of the black community in court-ordered advertisements that say the cigarette makers lied about the dangers of smoking, according to a brief filed in U.S. District Court in Washington on Wednesday.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 18 or. 4 percent, to $51.01. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 20 or. 2 percent, to $79.26. Gannett fell$. 14 or. 5 percent, to $27.01.

  • VMAs returning to LA; trying out renovated Forum Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    After visiting New York last year, the MTV Video Music Awards announced Wednesday that the show is returning to the West Coast this summer to become the first major awards ceremony broadcast from the storied Forum in Inglewood, Calif..

  • 'Captain America' holds onto top box office spot Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    1. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Disney, $25,587,056, 3,825 locations, $6,689 average, $200,501,510, 3 weeks. 2. "Heaven Is For Real," Sony, $22,522,221, 2,417 locations, $9,318 average, $29,556,414, 1 week. 3. "Rio 2," 20th Century Fox, $22,159,742, 3,975 locations, $5,575 average, $75,045,122, 2 weeks.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 78 or 1.6 percent, to $49.88. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 88 or 1.1 percent, to $79.11. Gannett rose$. 14 or. 5 percent, to $27.01.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 41 or. 8 percent, to $49.51. Walt Disney Co. fell $1.01 or 1.3 percent, to $78.98. Gannett fell$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $26.78.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 49 or 1.0 percent, to $49.59. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 57 or. 7 percent, to $79.42. Gannett fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $26.84.

  • 'Capt. America' tops box office for third week Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie. Directed by longtime Christopher Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfister, the Warner Bros. film is Depp's third consecutive box office disappointment.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 76 or 1.6 percent, to $49.17. Walt Disney Co. rose $1.29 or 1.7 percent, to $78.95. Gannett rose$. 69 or 2.7 percent, to $26.64.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 60 or 1.2 percent, to $49.01. Gannett rose$. 42 or 1.6 percent, to $26.37. Time Warner Inc. rose$. 60 or. 9 percent, to $63.88.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 33 or. 7 percent, to $48.74. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 89 or 1.1 percent, to $78.55. Gannett rose$. 19 or. 7 percent, to $26.14.

  • Final Glance: Media companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 70 or 1.5 percent, to $48.66. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 61 or. 8 percent, to $77.62. Viacom Inc. rose$. 70 or. 9 percent, to $82.92.

  • 'Captain America,' 'Rio 2' top box office Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    2. "Rio 2," 20th Century Fox, $39,327,869, 3,948 locations, $9,961 average, $39,327,869, 1 week. 3. "Oculus," Relativity Media, $12,005,402, 2,648 locations, $4,534 average, $12,005,402, 1 week. 4. "Draft Day," Lionsgate, $9,783,603, 2,781 locations, $3,518 average, $9,783,603, 1 week.

  • Midday Glance: Media companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 76 or 1.6 percent, to $48.72. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 71 or. 9 percent, to $77.72. Viacom Inc. rose$. 76 or. 9 percent, to $82.98.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    Comcast Corp. rose$. 41 or. 9 percent, to $48.37. Walt Disney Co. rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $77.14. Gannett rose$. 11 or. 4 percent, to $26.27.

  • MTV Movie Awards big Hollywood studio plug-fest Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 12:09 AM ET

    Jennifer Lawrence won best female performance and Josh Hutcherson was voted best male performer. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, stars of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," coming May 2, introduced a brief clip of the film showing Spider-Man and the sparkling blue villain Electro battling in New York's Times Square.

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