Is CBS or Viacom the better media buy right now? With Rich Tullo, Albert Fried & Company; Tuna Amobi, S&P Capital IQ; Zachary Karabell, Envestnet; an CNBC's Jon Fortt.» Read More
Call it a billion-dollar battle of the behemoths, and we the consumers will be caught in the middle. Viacom, owner of MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Paramount and Dreamworks, lets the litigation fly, filing a $1 Billion lawsuit against Google's YouTube alleging the company "harnessed technology to willfully infringe copyrights on a huge scale," with "brazen disregard" of intellectual property laws.
CBS said on Tuesday it would cut Executive Chairman Sumner Redstone's salary and link his compensation more closely to the media company's stock price, settling shareholder litigation over its compensation practices
Media conglomerate Viacom sued Google and its Internet video-sharing site YouTube for more than $1 billion on Tuesday in the biggest challenge yet to the Web search leader's strategy to dominate the online video market.
When it comes to technology it seems like everyday we focus on big-screen this, or big-screen that, but today, thanks to Microsoft, I want to take a look at the small screen in your den or the tiny screen in your pocket.
The Motion Picture Association of America released data Tuesday showing that 63 movies grossed more than $50 million in 2006.
If content is king, there's bitter dissention brewing in the online kingdom, with Microsoft launching later this morning a new front in its assault against Google. Microsoft's associate general counsel Thomas Rubin will deliver a blistering attack on Google to the American Association of Publishers at a meeting in New York City later this morning....
Google may be frustrated in efforts to reach comprehensive deals with major media companies such as NBC or Viacom to put their videos on YouTube, but it is signing up hundreds of smaller media partners, The New York Times reported on Friday.
Viacom profits more than tripled in the fourth quarter following the addition of the DreamWorks studio last year, which swung its movie business to a profit.
The Warner Bros. film was released on DVD just two weeks ago, the third of the best-picture nominees to hit retail shelves, and its Oscar buzz is likely to lead to increased sales.
A number of companies report earnings next week, including Gap, Sprint, Viacom, Foster Wheeler and Dynegy. This is where Cramer shows you how to play the field.
For many stars, critical acclaim and commerical success don't go hand in hand and winning an Oscar may not mean big bucks or big hits.
As Hollywood celebrates the Oscars, it's already counting on a big year in 2007 with a number of potential blockbusters to rally the box office. And that’s making movie theatre companies popular with investors.
The Oscars aren't until Sunday, but the red carpet is already out, and the stars are getting dolled up to be seen at all the right parties. And last night the hottest star was Barack Obama, who collected some $1.3 million dollars at a fundraiser in Beverly Hills
This year’s Best Picture nominees grossed a mere $243 million in domestic box office sales, less than a fifth of the $1.32 billion raked in by the top five movies in 2006.
A deal between Google and CBS that would let YouTube users watch clips from CBS shows such as "The Late Show with David Letterman," has unraveled, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
Viacom, a leading global entertainment company, and Internet television platform Joost said they have signed a web content deal, confirming press reports.1st Paragraph of story should go here
Viacom's MTV Networks, operator of music-oriented television channels, said it will cut about 250 U.S. jobs to slash costs and invest more heavily in new digital businesses and new networks.
Netflix is the latest player to provide movies via the web for users to watch on PCs or media center devices connected to their TVs, but it’s a crowded and confusing field.
Two of YouTube's founders stand to divide shares of stock now valued at around $650 million, Web search leader Google said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday detailing the payout from its $1.65 billion acquisition.
Viacom has demanded that Google's online video service YouTube pull down all of its video clips after they failed to reach an agreement, the company said.