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  • ANAHEIM, California, July 26- For the first time, cable TV network Nickelodeon staged a casting call at VidCon, a convention that draws stars of YouTube and social media like Vine, Instagram and Snapchat and their passionate followers. The Viacom- owned channel's talent search is one way traditional TV networks are recruiting Internet personalities to build...

  • Redstone ex-driver delivered $1M to women: Report Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 1:34 PM ET
    Sumner Redstone and Sydney Holland last year.

    Being Sumner Redstone's driver involves many trips to the bank, his former chauffeur Tim Jensen says.

  • Coming to theater near you: The next big thing in ads Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 9:26 AM ET
    An interactive advertisement developed by Audience Entertainment allows crowds to play video games as a group.

    Movie theater audiences are engaging with ads in the form of video games, according to a software company.

  • Shrinking release dates for Paramount Pictures Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Shrinking release dates for Paramount Pictures

    Paramount Pictures wants to speed up the timetable for movies being viewed in homes and when they finish their runs in theaters. It has cut a deal that affects the next "Paranormal Activity" sequel and a zombie comedy.

  • Holiday fireworks fizzle at the box office Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Holiday fireworks fizzle at the box office

    Hotly anticipated new releases fizzled at the box office this long Independence Day holiday weekend, while two holdovers continued to sell tickets.

  • July 2- Unpaid internships are legal when they are closely tied to interns' educations, a U.S. appeals court in Manhattan said on Thursday in reversing a decision that Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc broke the law by not paying interns. The lower courts erred in finding the interns should have been treated as employees because Fox derived some benefit from their...

  • July 2- Unpaid internships are legal when they are closely tied to interns' educations, a U.S. appeals court in Manhattan said on Thursday in reversing decisions that Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc and The Hearst Corp broke the law by not paying interns. The lower courts erred in finding the interns should have been treated as employees because the companies...

  • JPMorgan's top stock picks for the second half Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 12:55 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    In a note to clients Wednesday, JPMorgan issued a list of stocks the firm believes could provide excess returns in the second half of the year.

  • Time Warner hunting 'wabbits' Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Time Warner hunting 'wabbits'

    New Bugs Bunny and Scooby Doo cartoons are coming! Time Warner is making them as part of a push to expand in the children's TV business.

  • SHANGHAI, June 24- Alibaba Pictures Group Ltd is making its first Hollywood movie investment and partnering with Paramount Pictures to promote the studio's latest "Mission: Impossible" installment in China. The film unit of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will collaborate with Viacom Inc subsidiary Paramount in online ticketing, promotion and merchandising for "...

  • Commercial breaks mean mobile usage for TV viewers Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    Woman using mobile device while watching tv

    People have pretty much stopped watching commercials and instead just switch to their smartphone, according to new data.

  • NEW YORK, June 10- Warner Music Group Corp has agreed to pay hundreds of former interns more than $4.2 million to resolve a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of underpaying them. The settlement, disclosed in papers filed in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, is the latest in a series struck by media and entertainment companies over claims they paid...

  • Early movers: EXPE, LNKD, DIS, GES, HPQ & more Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Google demands movie studios comply with subpoenas Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 2- Google Inc has asked a federal judge to require three major movie studios to comply with subpoenas it believes may help show they conspired with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood as he investigated the Internet search company. In a request made public on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, Google said Viacom Inc, Twenty-First Century Fox...

  • Russell index adjustments could produce $40B trade Friday, 29 May 2015 | 6:36 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City.

    The Wall Street summer ritual occurs when Russell Investments updates the component companies in its Russell 1000, 2000, and 3000 indexes.

  • *Small-cap benchmark Russell 2000 to add, delete components. *$5 trillion benchmarked to Russell indexes. NEW YORK, May 29- Investors trying to capitalize on the annual tweaks to the makeup of Russell stock indexes may produce a rush of transactions worth over $40 billion in the final moments of trading on Friday, June 26, when those changes are formalized.

  • Spotify to add video, announces new partnerships Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    Music streaming service Spotify will start offering video content with partners that include Comedy Central and Vice News.

  • May 20- Media company Viacom Inc, still struggling to turn around advertising declines in the United States, raised its quarterly cash dividend more than 20 percent on Wednesday. Viacom, which owns MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, has for the past several quarters been hit by declining ratings and changing TV viewing habits, including the dumping of pricey...

  • UPDATE 1-Viacom raises dividend by 7 cents to 40 cents Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 3:15 PM ET

    May 20- U.S. media company Viacom Inc raised its quarterly cash dividend by 7 cents to 40 cents per share amid investor criticism over high executive pay. Viacom, which owns MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, has been struggling for the past few quarters because of declining ratings and changing TV viewing habits, including the dumping of pricey cable...

  • Viacom raises dividend by 21 pct to 40 cents/shr Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:25 PM ET

    May 20- Viacom Inc said it raised its quarterly cash dividend by 21 percent to 40 cents per share from 33 cents. Viacom said the increase will take effect beginning with the company's next quarterly dividend, payable on July 1. The company, which owns MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, has been struggling over the past several quarters because of declining...