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  • 'Planet of the Apes' thumps chest with $73M debut Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The monkey business is a good business to be in at the box office. The 20th Century Fox sequel easily surpassed the $54.8 million opening to 2011' s "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," the reboot of the fabled chimp franchise.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 6- "Transformers: Age of Extinction" collected $36.4 million in ticket sales over the three-day July 4 weekend, storming ahead of new films "Tammy," "Deliver Us From Evil" and "Earth to Echo" to lead the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second consecutive weekend.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 6- "Transformers: Age of Extinction" collected $36.4 million in ticket sales over the three-day July 4 weekend, storming ahead of new films "Tammy," "Deliver Us From Evil" and "Earth to Echo" to lead the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second consecutive weekend.

  • LOS ANGELES, July 1- Rupert Murdoch jets into Idaho's Sun Valley next week for the year's most exclusive tech and media industry gathering, armed with both the money and the appetite for a major deal.

  • Media giants hunger for slice of this media outlet Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 1:06 PM ET
    Shane Smith, Vice

    Popular media outlet Vice is seeking its own TV network through a corporate deal, and major media companies are biting. The NYT reports.

  • NEW YORK, June 20- A federal judge on Friday rejected Viacom Inc's effort to dismiss Cablevision Systems Corp's antitrust lawsuit accusing it of forcing cable providers and subscribers to buy channels they don't want.

  • NEW YORK, June 20- A federal judge on Friday rejected Viacom Inc's effort to dismiss Cablevision Systems Corp's antitrust lawsuit accusing it of forcing cable providers and subscribers to buy channels they don't want.

  • The average CEO makes how much?! Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Robert 'Bob' Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Co..

    The median pay package for a CEO rose above eight figures for the first time last year.

  • Top 10 highest paid CEOs Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 7:42 AM ET
    Les Moonves, president and chief executive officer of CBS Corp.

    Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm.

  • Amazon to roll out three children's TV shows Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 12:37 PM ET
    Scene from Amazon's "Tumble Leaf"

    Amazon will launch three original children's TV shows this summer for Prime members on the company's instant video service.

  • May 8- John Malone's Liberty Global Plc and Discovery Communications Inc said they would jointly buy UK- based All3Media, producer of hit TV shows such as "Skins" and "Midsomer Murders", for about $300 million.

  • Diddy predicts Revolt TV will be as big as ESPN Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 5:21 PM ET
    Sean 'Diddy' Combs speaks at the REVOLT TV First Annual Upfront presentation in April.

    Sean "Diddy" Combs said Revolt TV, his new cable music network, will be as indispensable as ESPN or The Weather Channel.

  • *Biggest deal for Viacom since split from CBS. April 30- U.S.-based Viacom Inc said on Thursday it would buy British TV broadcaster Channel 5 from media baron Richard Desmond for $760 million as a keystone to develop its worldwide presence.

  • Midday movers: Ford, Kellogg, Rite Aid & More Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • Five stocks Uncle Sam doesn’t want you to own Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    There's a rare collection of stocks in the S&P that pay no dividends, and yet, have beaten the market for the past five years —USA Today.

  • April 30- U.S.-based Viacom Inc said on Thursday it will buy British TV broadcaster Channel 5 from media baron Richard Desmond for $760 million as a keystone to develop its worldwide presence.

  • U.S. stock index futures pushed higher on Thursday, ahead of first quarter results from ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and MasterCard, among others.

  • UPDATE 2-Viacom expands in Britain, buying Channel 5 Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    April 30- U.S. media company Viacom Inc said it will buy British free-to-air TV broadcaster Channel 5 from media baron Richard Desmond for 450 million pounds to expand in the United Kingdom.

  • Viacom quarterly profit rises 4 pct Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    May 1- Viacom Inc, which owns cable networks MTV and Comedy Central, reported a 4 percent rise in quarterly profit as increased advertising revenue from its cable business offset weakness in its film entertainment division. Viacom, which owns movie studio Paramount Pictures, earned $1.08 per share, excluding items.

  • April 30- U.S. media company Viacom Inc said it will buy British free-to-air TV broadcaster Channel 5 from media baron Richard Desmond for 450 million pounds to expand in the United Kingdom. Viacom, which owns cable networks such as MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, said it would look to introduce more UK- created content to global audiences.