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  • Apple eyes move into original programming: Report Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 7:11 AM ET
    The Apple Store in Grand Central Station in New York City.

    IPhone maker Apple is looking to move into the original programming business to compete with video streaming companies, Variety reported.

  • Is Apple's TV upgrade too pricy for consumers? Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 4:10 PM ET

    What will users get for $149 to $199?

  • The cable network Epix jumped from Netflix to Hulu, landing a multiyear, digital subscription video on demand deal with the streaming service. Netflix plans to improve its lineup through original films and licensing arrangements with movie studios, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos wrote in a blog post. He said that many of the movies Netflix received...

  • Some major films are jumping from Netflix to Hulu Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 7:21 AM ET
    Scene from Catching Fire

    Major films such as "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "World War Z," and "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will move to Hulu from Netflix.

  • Horror master Wes Craven dies at 76 Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 7:08 AM ET
    Tuesday Knight screams from the grasp of Robert Englund in movie art for the film 'A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master'

    Wes Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in horror films, has died. He was 76.

  • Media bosses talk Game of Thrones, 'cord cutting' Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 2:34 AM ET
    "Game of Thrones"

    As global markets reel from a brutal selloff and a subsequent rally, the cable and media industry has been battling a home-grown rout of its own.

  • Wiluan sees infinite possibilities in Asian film Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:58 PM ET
    Infinite Studios chief executive Mike Wiluan.

    Despite having a surname that is closely tied to Indonesia's oil and gas industry, Mike Wiluan has made a mark for himself in film-making.

  • An ASEAN Hollywood? It's coming Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:25 PM ET
    An ASEAN Hollywood? It's coming

    In this week's episode of Managing Asia, CNBC's Christine Tan speaks with Mike Wiluan, CEO of Infinite Studios, who sees great potential in developing a film-making industry in Southeast Asia.

  • What really happened to Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow? Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones"

    Fans of HBO’s drama “Game of Thrones” were shocked at the end of the fifth season when Jon Snow was betrayed and stabbed to death.

  • Jon Snow is 'dead': Time Warner CEO Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones"

    Game of Thrones' beloved character Jon Snow is "dead, dead", Jeff Bewkes, chairman and CEO of Time Warner, tells CNBC.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 26- Want to create buzz for a space movie? For Matt Damon's October film "The Martian," in which an astronaut is stranded on Mars, 20th Century Fox Studios hosted a media day last week at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California just to promote a trailer. "It makes sense for studios to...

  • TORONTO, Aug 25- The 40th Toronto International Film Festival will play host to a star-studded roster of top filmmakers and movie stars next month, including Ridley Scott, Matt Damon, Sandra Bullock and Johnny Depp. Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston are expected to be in town for the world premiere of Jay Roach's biopic "Trumbo," about Hollywood blacklist victim...

  • Netflix premieres in Japan Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Netflix premieres in Japan

    Netflix teams with SoftBank in advance of its debut in Japan on September 2.

  • At some point Netflix has to make money: Porter Bibb Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 7:20 AM ET
    At some point Netflix has to make money: Porter Bibb

    Porter Bibb, MediaTech Capital Partners, provides his outlook on the media sectors and which companies are poised for growth and which are not.

  • Summer blockbusters continue to sizzle Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Summer blockbusters continue to sizzle

    This week's new movie releases can't crack the top of the movie box office.

  • Media stock model reaching tipping point: NYT's Stewart

    Jim Stewart, New York Times, shares his thoughts on the outlook for media stocks, including Disney and Comcast. All eyes are going to be on "Star Wars," says Stewart.

  • Media stocks pressure point? Ad sales: Analyst Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 7:26 AM ET
    Media stocks pressure point? Ad sales: Analyst

    Barton Crockett, FBR Capital Markets, discusses the changing landscape in the media sector.

  • Netflix shares plunge, time to buy: Pro Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 2:18 PM ET
    Netflix shares plunge, time to buy: Pro

    Shares of Netflix declined 8 percent in Thursday's selloff. Jason Helfstein, Oppenheimer, says this is an entry point "to accumulate" shares.

  • Theater chain checks bags nationwide after shootings Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 7:29 AM ET
    Members of The Nashville Fire Department and Metro Police enter Hickory Hollow Cinemas on August 5, 2015 in Antioch, Tennessee.

    Movie theater chain Regal Entertainment Group has begun to check bags in response to shootings at theaters around the country.

  • Regal theaters now screening bags Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Regal theaters now screening bags

    Regal theaters checking bags in the wake of theater shootings.



  • Kevin Spacey in Netflix's "House of Cards"

    Streaming video services invest in original programming to get exclusive content and more revenue.

  • Akamai CEO talks over-the-top potential

    Akamai is no stranger to delivering content to OTT devices, so is there a future opportunity with its existing client Apple? Tom Leighton, Akamai Technologies CEO, discusses getting faster, higher quality and safer TV content.

  • Hulu adds commercial free option

    Hulu is announcing it's offering a commercial-free subscription option for $11.99 per month, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.