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  • The Magic Kingdom Offers Buyouts Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 4:02 PM ET

    The happiest place on earth is the latest company to try to cut back on overhead costs. Disney's theme park division is offering buyouts to roughly 600 executives at its U.S. parks.

  • The Disney Inaugural Alternative Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 9:25 AM ET
    President Barack Obama Inauguration

    While the new President is celebrating at the Inaugural Ball, his daughters are having a Disney-style party. Disney provided Sasha and Malia Obama with the two flicks the girls requested: "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" and "Bolt."

  • This Inauguration's Multi-Media Reach Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 2:11 PM ET
    President Barack Obama
  • A Chilly Market At Sundance? Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | 9:42 AM ET
    Sundance Film Festival

    This week the 25th annual Sundance film festival kicks off in Park City, Utah. But thanks to the economic downturn and the fact that last year's pricey Sundance purchases bombed at the box office, this year is going to be looking a bit chilly.

  • From Hollywood: The Saddest Story Ever Told Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 3:32 PM ET

    The Los Angeles economy is already suffering from the economic downturn and the bursting of the housing bubble. Now, new statistics reveal that filmmaking in the Los Angeles area is at an all-time low.

  • Steve Jobs—Entertainment Industry Impact Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 2:56 PM ET

    Steve Jobs is so much more than Apple's CEO. He's also been Disney's largest shareholder, since he sold his wildly successful Pixar to Disney in 2006. But Jobs' real impact in the entertainment business is his innovation in content distribution

  • Retired Players Get Their Due Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 1:28 PM ET

    Earlier this week, the National Football League Players Association was denied an appeal of a lawsuit brought about by retired NFL players, who claimed that the union failed to market their names and likenesses. We now have the list of how much the top 10 retired players were paid last year.

  • Another Inaccurate Sports Commercial? Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 9:42 AM ET

    Our post about the "inaccuracy" of AT&T's BlackBerry bold spot generated a lot of comments but the best one might have come in yesterday from a reader who pointed us to a Sprint commercial that I've seen many times and didn't notice the mistake.

  • "American Idol": Can Its 8th Season fight Gravity Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | 3:16 PM ET

    "American Idol" launches its eighth season Tuesday night and everyone's watching the ratings numbers to see how the aging giant holds up.

  • CBS TV.com Has Its Eye On Your Future Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 5:20 PM ET

    CBS is relaunching its online TV site—TV.com—as the most comprehensive online destination for streaming TV content, information about shows, and fan communities.

  • NY Town Needs This Boston Star Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 3:33 PM ET
    Henderson and Rice

    Jim Rice, the Boston Red Sox outfielder, got into the Baseball Hall of Fame on his 15th and final try today and Cooperstown—a New York town—couldn't be happier.

  • Disney Takes China Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 10:00 AM ET

    Disney is moving forward with plans to build its first ever park in mainland China, a $3.59 billion Shanghai park to open in 2014.

  • Lions Gate Snaps Up TV Guide Network Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 1:41 PM ET

    Lions Gate Entertainment is the unexpected buyer of the TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com for $255 million from Macrovision Solutions. Just last month Macrovision announced it struck a deal to sell the divisions to media entrepreneur Allen Shapiro and a division of JP Morgan Chase for as much as $300 million.

  • Universal's Deal To Sell Rogue Finally Happens Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 1:02 PM ET

    The most notable asset Relativity is acquiring is Rogue's library of about 30 films, which can be monetized though DVD sales, TV rights (on the likes of HBO), and now digital distribution. Rogue is known for what Hollywood calls "genre" films, horror films aimed at moviegoers 25 and under, made with a relatively low budget.

  • Time Warner Cable Vs. Viacom Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 12:33 PM ET

    As we start off the new year, Time Warner Cable and Viacom must be particularly relieved that they're back to business as usual. Revelers weren't the only ones watching the countdown to midnight.

  • Chadwick: The One "Bright Spot" For Me Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 9:43 AM ET

    So for the last five days, I have gone to a movie a day and what a great and uplifting time it was. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", despite its nearly three hours in length, was not a minute too long for me. The cinematography was stunning, the music divine and the acting brilliant.

  • Looking Back At 2008 As We Head Into 2009 Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 9:29 AM ET

    I've made my predictions for 2009, so It only seems appropriate to look back at the predictions I made a year ago. The world has been transformed by the financial crisis over the past year, so I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I actually got right, and how much continues to seem to be true.

  • Outdoor Hockey: My Interview with NHL Chief Bettman Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 4:48 PM ET

    Tomorrow afternoon will be the one day of the year I will be watching hockey as the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings play outside at Wrigley Field. The Bridgestone Winter Classic is the talk of the town and hockey outdoors has actually managed to get some big-time buzz. This morning, I spoke with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about the game.

  • Is there a Silver Lining to Media's Perfect Storm? Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 3:32 PM ET

    Looking back at 2008 and towards 2009, there's no question that media stocks are facing a perfect storm. It's the nasty coinciding of cyclical and sector challenges — media giants are trying to transition to a new digital future and build new revenue streams, while the economic downturn is sending ad revenue off a cliff. So is there a silver lining to those storm clouds?

  • Can the Music Biz Save Itself Online in '09? Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 6:23 PM ET

    The four major music labels are teaming up to create a new online video venture. Will it work? Or will they fall back on failing ways?



  • Creators of "The Lego Movie", Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, have joined forces with Fox 21 TV Studios, to option the rights to the Serial podcast.

  • Sept 30- MTV, the music and reality-TV focused television network owned by Viacom Inc, on Wednesday named veteran media executive Sean Atkins as its president. He also has executive experience at HBO and Yahoo Inc, MTV said. Viacom has been plagued by declining ratings for its youth-centric TV channels such as MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon, and advertising revenue has...

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    New over-the-top service Go90 is slated to be a one-stop video shop for younger viewers.