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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...
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.
In Hollywood, it's common knowledge that positioning a movie correctly can make the difference between a blockbuster and a mega blockbuster.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
It was a manic Monday for CBS, suffering double blows from the auto industry and an analyst downgrade.
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.
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.
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 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.
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."
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.
Piracy, malware and fake traffic costs the US media and advertising industry $8.2 billion each year.
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