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  • Jeremy Renner in a scene from "The Hurt Locker".

    “Avatar” is the greatest wonder of the film world, with a $2-billion-plus box office, a $400-million budget to make, market and distribute it, and digital effects that will spawn a new craze for 3D flicks.

  • Alice in Wonderland

    "Alice in Wonderland" opens in theaters today, accompanied by Disney's most wide-ranging array of consumer products ever, chasing an unprecedented broad audience.

  • With the DVD business continuing to fall down the rabbit hole, movie studios are looking for new ways to boost revenues, and "Alice" may be part of the solution.

  • In the new digital age, Blockbuster faces many challenges in a growing field of competitors. While its stock is down some 70 percent over the past year, the company's CEO sees a "bright future" and shares its transformation strategy with CNBC.

  • As Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, he just weighed in on Cablevision and WABC's negotiations that could leave 3.1 Cablevision customers without ABC's Oscars broadcast on Sunday.

  • Content creators and distributors are locked in an ongoing war over exactly what content is worth.

  • What the new CEO needs to do is improve ITV's sketchy track record in long-form drama and comedy, which have for some years been far weaker than those of the BBC and the huge amount of US shows that fill up the digital world.

  • Tivo

    Tivo has launched a new technology that aims to break down the walls between content on TV and content on the Internet.

  • Jay Leno

    Jay Leno is back and bigger than ever: 6.65 million viewers tuned in for his first night at "The Tonight Show" since leaving for primetime last May.

  • Jay Leno

    The country's on track for the snowiest February in 115 years, which means business, is anything but usual.

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    The country's on track for the snowiest February in 115 years, which means business, is anything but usual.

  • Satellite Radio giant Sirius XM surprised Wall Street and swung to a profit, thanks to over 250,000 new subscribers and effective cost cutting.

  • Movie theaters are finally about to secure the financing they need to convert enough screens to 3-D to drive the next leg of box office growth.

  • People love to deride Twitter as a silly startup with no business model. For a year now I've been insisting that Twitter will gradually build a profitable business, and its latest deal with Yahoo! confirms just that.

  • "Code Advisors," a new media investment bank launching tomorrow, is banking on a surge in media and tech deals, and old media's need to get new media savvy.

  • The Washington Post

    The decline in newspaper advertising has been precipitous: free services like Craigslist have poached classified ad dollars and marketers have shifted their spending to targeted, measurable Internet ads. Publishers have been struggling to cut costs and grow their own online ads.

  • ABC Headquarters

    ABC News is looking to eliminate up to 400 positions by offering buyouts across the news division. The number of people who opt for the "voluntary separation package" will determine whether the company does layoffs and how many people get the axe.

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    After Wal-Mart tried and failed to take on Netflix with a streaming video rental system it launched three years ago with HP. Now, its acquisition of Vudu aims to take that competition to the next level.

  • Thirty years ago, the United States beat Russia in an Olympic hockey game now dubbed “The Miracle on Ice.” We spoke to Howard Schwartz of Grandstand Sports, who has exclusive rights to “Miracle” memorabilia.

  • Cantor Exchange, a division of Cantor Fitzgerald, is on track to get approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for a futures exchange for domestic box office receipts.

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