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  • France Seeks 'Three Strikes' Law vs Web Piracy Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 5:27 PM ET

    France is determined to shut down Internet piracy, and President Nicolas Sarkozy won't take no for an answer. Sarkozy is working to pass a "Three Strikes" rule that would kick anyone who illegally downloads three times off the Internet...

  • Big Brands Break Box Office Records Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | 3:25 PM ET

    This weekend's boffo box office sends Hollywood a message about what strategy to take and gives moviegoers a hint about what kind of films they can expect at their local multiplex.

  • Respecting The Fanboy Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 12:32 PM ET
    Star Trek

    In Hollywood, it's common knowledge that positioning a movie correctly can make the difference between a blockbuster and a mega blockbuster.

  • Box Office Booms as Consumers Go for Speed Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 5:42 PM ET

    Consumers keep packing movie theaters: they're not looking for nuanced narrative or complex characters. They're looking for high-octane entertainment, and they found it in Universal's "Fast & Furious," which broke all sorts of records this weekend.

  • Captive Cash Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 3:03 PM ET

    In-Cinema Ads: Annoying to some...but highly influential and very profitable. There are two big players in the space, National CineMedia and Screenvision.

  • Time Warner Cable CEO: The End Of The Age Of Synergy Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 11:28 AM ET

    Time Warner Cable is kicking off a new chapter as a fully independent company at this year's National Cable Show; the company completed its spin-off from Time Warner just last week. CEO Glenn Britt spoke exclusively with Media Money about the economy and the future of the cable industry.

  • Time Warner CEO Talks Strategy, Media's Future Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 1:35 PM ET
    Jeffrey Bewkes

    Since Jeff Bewkes became CEO of Time Warner in January 2008 he's been hard at work streamlining the company into a pure branded content company.

  • Universal's Cable Chief Talks Growth Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 5:07 PM ET

    Jeff Gaspin, the President of Universal Television Group, runs NBC Universal's most profitable property: USA network. In an exclusive interview with Media Money, Gaspin talked about how his business is holding up through the recession and stealing viewers from the broadcast networks.

  • Piracy Puts X-Men Movie Online A Month Before Open Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 10:04 AM ET

    In a case of piracy that some analysts called unprecedented, untold thousands of people watched a version of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” online Wednesday, a full month before its scheduled theater release, the New York Times reported.

  • King of Cable Talks Future of the Industry Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 5:46 PM ET

    Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider, kicked off the national cable show with an exclusive interview with Media Money, his first TV interview in years.

  • News Corp's MySpace and IAC/InterActive Corp's Citysearch are partnering to launch MySpace Local. The service will bring all the information about CitySearch's 75,000 small businesses into the MySpace platform. It's designed tap into local communities, allowing MySpace's users to connect into their neighborhood "hub."

  • Imax CEO Talks Future of Movies at ShoWest Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 5:56 PM ET

    ShoWest is abuzz about Imax now that the company's big format theaters broke records this past weekend with the debut of DreamWorks Animation's "Monsters vs. Aliens." The movie was Imax's biggest 3-D debut ever, generating $5.2 million in revenue from just 143 screens.

  • Disney and YouTube Team Up Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 8:57 PM ET

    The Mouse House is bringing its short form content to the most popular video site on the web: YouTube. Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN reached an agreement to release short-form content on Google's YouTube. Together they're launching ad-supported channels for ESPN, which will launch mid-April and for ABC, ABC Family, and ABC News, which will launch in early May.

  • CBS Ad Woes Outweigh March Madness Ratings Boom Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 4:43 PM ET

    It was a manic Monday for CBS, suffering double blows from the auto industry and an analyst downgrade.

  • Facing Recession And Carl Icahn: Lionsgate Cuts Jobs Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 4:35 PM ET

    Being an independent studio rather than part of a media conglomerate, isn't helping Lionsgate avoid pink slips. The movie studio announced Friday that it's cutting 45 jobs.

  • Screen Actors Guild

    Movie and TV schedules haven't been interrupted, so it's easy to forget that Hollywood is still mired in labor conflict. Screen Actors Guild members have been working without a contract since their deal with the studios expired last summer. Now a fringe group of SAG members are pointing fingers and calling names, asking the government to investigate the antitrust practices of the media giants.

  • Will the Credit Crunch Squeeze Monsters vs. Aliens? Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 7:44 PM ET
    Monsters vs. Aliens

    This will be a monster-size weekend at the movies, and I"m not just talking about box office numbers. Yes, if you have kids, you're sure to find yourself at a matinee of "Monsters vs. Aliens," which is opening on 3,500 screens.

  • President Obama: Bad News For Primetime? Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 5:06 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama will talk about the economic stimulus plan in tonight's primetime news conference, but the very networks he's using to reach the American public are getting the opposite of a stimulus.

  • DVD revenues and high profit margins were the movie industry's cash cow...but not anymore. DVD sales are declining and creating a real problem for the studios.

  • Ticketmaster Entertainment and Live Nation's proposed merger is under the microscope.


  • Fitch: Macau casinos are stabilizing

    Macau casinos face mid-single digit revenue declines in 2016, but the numbers are stabilizing thanks to its mass market segment and new casino projects, says Alex Bumazhny, director at Fitch Ratings.

  • Analysts predict Pixar's "Finding Dory" may be the highest-grossing movie next summer and offset any doubts cast by "The Good Dinosaur."

  • Tiger vs. goat

    Amur the tiger was supposed to eat Timur the goat. Instead the pair is sharing an enclosure at a Russian safari park.


  • Dec 1- Discovery Communications Inc launched its own streaming service on Tuesday to offer more options for cable and satellite TV subscribers. The service, called Discovery GO, will let subscribers watch live and on-demand shows from nine U.S. Discovery networks such as Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet, the company said.

  • Computer keyboard

    Piracy, malware and fake traffic costs the US media and advertising industry $8.2 billion each year.

  • Tequila is seen as a party drink. Upscale brands are using marketing to millenials to change perception.