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  • Modern Warfare 2's Record-Breaking Launch Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 2:43 PM ET
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    Activision/Blizzard debuts "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" tonight at midnight: this is expected to be the biggest game debut ever, already breaking pre-sale records.

  • Disney's 'Carol' Tests Widest 3-D Release Ever Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 5:09 PM ET
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    Today Disney is bringing an old story into a new high-tech dimension: "Disney's A Christmas Carol" is the widest digital 3-D release ever. Of the movie's 3,683 theaters in the US, 2,035 are 3-D, including 181 Imax screens. The movie is also opening this weekend in 18 countries around the world, with many of those screens in 3-D.

  • Eyeing the Growth at CBS Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 12:04 PM ET

    CEO Les Moonves boasted on CBS' earnings call that each consecutive quarter this year the company's results have improved and that the operating environment for the business continues to improve.

  • Time Warner Cable's Earnings Drop But Beat Expectations Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 11:11 AM ET

    The cable industry is still growing - but growth is slowing. Time Warner Cable, like rival Comcast, continues to lose basic video subscribers to rivals like the telecom and satellite TV companies

  • After Mickey’s Makeover, Less Mr. Nice Guy Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 11:08 AM ET
    Released screenshot of Disney's "Epic Mickey"

    For decades, the Walt Disney Company has largely kept Mickey Mouse frozen under glass. Now, however, concerned that Mickey has become more of a corporate symbol than a beloved character for recent generations of young people, Disney is taking the risky step of re-imagining him for the future.

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    The Food Network is welcoming the Travel Channel to the family. The bidding war for the Cox Communications' Travel Channel has finally concluded and Scripps Networks Interactive has won a 65 percent stake in the channel, in a deal that values it at around $1 billion.

  • News Corp Emerging From Bottom of Cycle: Murdoch Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 12:51 AM ET
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    Strong performance at News Corp's (NWS) cable channels and movie studio helped compensate for advertising declines, helping themedia giant outperform Wall Street's expectations.

  • The Time Warner building.

    Time Warner profit is down from last year, but results beat forecasts by a significant margin, sending shares higher in Wednesday's trading.

  • Comcast Reports Higher Earnings, Deflects Merger Talk Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 1:56 PM ET
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    Comcast again proved the resilience of the cable business despite the economic downturn, reporting 22 percent growth in third-quarter earnings to 33 cents a share on $8.8 billion in revenue, 3 percent higher than the year-ago quarter.

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    It's a testament to the decline of the DVD and the rise of digital distribution that Best Buy, one of the kings of DVD retail, is now launching a digital content platform.

  • What To Expect From Viacom's Earnings Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 4:40 PM ET
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    Viacom kicks off a barrage of media giant earnings when it reports before the bell Tuesday morning.

  • Hasta La Vista, Baby ... Terminator to be Sold Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 8:54 AM ET
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    A cyborg has been sent from the future on a deadly mission to kill Sarah Connor. So begins the sci-fi saga that has stretched over a decade to encompass films, TV programs, toys and countless other spin offs.

  • Michael Jackson Film Thrills Global Audiences Sunday, 1 Nov 2009 | 5:51 PM ET
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    The Michael Jackson movie "This Is It" was No. 1 at the weekend box office in the U.S. and around the world but executives were slightly disappointed with its domestic performance.

  • Here's yet another piece of news in the ongoing decline of the movie studios' "specialty" film business: the head of Disney's Miramax Films is being pushed out of the company.

  • Harnessing the Web for Halloween Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 3:51 PM ET
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    When I was a kid, Halloween entailed lots of strategizing about a trick-or-treating route, trying to maximize our candy take and houses with over-the-top decorations.

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    Viacom and its Paramount studio, Lionsgate and MGM broke off from CBS' Showtime last spring when they couldn't strike new distribution deals, so they decided to launch their own premium movie channel.

  • Washington Post Company Thrives on Cost Cutting Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 12:36 PM ET
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    These days in the newspaper industry, you can't expect positive news to come from an ad increase - the only upside is when cost-cutting works.

  • Hollywood's Halloween Poem Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 4:01 PM ET
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    It's been a pretty scary year for Hollywood — massive reorganization, layoffs, and a general streamlining of the industry...So this year when a group of young industry executives who share a house in the Hollywood Hills started writing the e-vite to their annual bash, they had plenty of 'scary' material to draw upon.

  • Avatar Hype Soars Thanks to Tech Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 11:44 AM ET
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    Sunday will be a huge sports day: NFL games, Game 4 of the World Series. And now it will be a big movie and tech day as well.

  • Seeing Michael Jackson Through Critical Eyes Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 2:31 PM ET
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    I was invited to attend the premiere of "This Is It" Tuesday night at the Nokia Theater, where I was joined by a few thousand of my closest friends like Will Smith, Paula Abdul, four of Michael Jackson's brothers, and J-Lo (heard she was there, didn't see her).

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  • NEW YORK— New York City police say a Brooklyn man caught on camera waving what appeared to be a handgun behind a television reporter during a live broadcast has been arrested. Police say Khanukov waved the weapon-like object while standing behind a WNBC-TV reporter during a live broadcast in front of Brooklyn Supreme Court. It happened Wednesday afternoon as...

  • Media stocks tumble

    Discussing pressure on media stocks Viacom and Disney, and whether to bet on each company's pipeline, with Tuna Amobi, S&P Capital senior equity analyst.

  • Disney's big concern

    Brian Wieser, Pivotal Research Group, weighs in on Disney's earnings and shares his thoughts on the outlook for the company.