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The message from media and tech companies is clear: advertising is back in a big way. This week both Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP and Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC that the ad market has improved from last year and continues to improve. We've seen that demonstrated in results from a diverse group of industry players, from tech giants to newspapers.
Amy Fisher, who has been called many things in her life, is about to add another title – porn magnate.
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I just broke the news that Disney has staked a serious claim in social gaming — it just finalized its acquisition of Playdom for $563.2 million. Disney could pay the social gaming company an additional $200 million if Playdom hits certain performance metrics over the next few years.
The Obama administration has engaged in a “consistent slamming of business,” IAC Interactive CEO and chairman Barry Diller told CNBC Monday.
As the fourth season of the AMC series “Mad Men” kicks off, some of the show’s fans are gearing up to play another round of a peculiar language game: trying to spot flaws in the meticulously constructed dialogue portraying 1960s Madison Avenue.
In what may be one of the more obscure tie-ins to the Lohan saga, the Insurance Information Network of California ran some numbers on what it might cost Lohan to legally drive in California.
The showcasing of “Salt,” which opens in theaters on Friday, struck many longtime conventiongoers as a tipping point.
The Milken Institute has released a report that finds that the flight of film and TV production from California has cost the state more than 36,000 jobs since 1997. That adds up to $2.4 billion in wages and $4.2 billion in total economic output lost in the past 13 years.
Fresh off its $4.2-billion acquisition of Marvel, Walt Disney has a lot riding on this year's trip to the Comic-Con International Convention. Although the acquisition brought perennial favorites like Iron Man and Spider-Man into its fold, one of Disney's biggest bets this year is on "Tron: Legacy," which will hit movie theaters in December.
The company's earnings may have grown profit 34 percent from a year ago, beating analyst expectations. But revenue fell just short of analyst forecasts and the company's average revenue per user declined 8 percent from the year-ago quarter.
Hugh Hefner wants to “reinvigorate the brand” he created by taking Playboy Enterprises private.
Starz – the premium cable network spacer - is teaming up with publisher Penguin Group to create a special electronic version of Ken Follett’s “The Pillars of Earth” – and delivering it all in an interactive eBook for Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
A key sign of relief for the struggling magazine industry: monthly ad sales for August magazines jumped 10 percent. Media Industry Newsletter just reported this jump in ad pages at monthly magazines — the first month of 10 percent year-over-year growth in nearly six years.
Cable companies and content providers have repeatedly battled over fees, with channels getting temporarily yanked from the air during negotiations. Today 31 video distributors are partnering to form the "American Television Alliance," to address the rules governing broadcast signals and the threat of blackouts. The group says it aims to "protect consumers in today's changing TV environment" — to keep their favorite shows from being collateral damage of negotiations, as when Disney pulled ABC off Cablevision's air right before the Oscars.
Looks like Mel Gibson is starring in "Lethal Weapon 5: The Mouth that Roared". Gibson's career was already on the ropes after his drunken, anti-Semitic rant during a DUI arrest in 2006. It appears, however, that he is an equal opportunity bigot. Can his career be saved?
Each of the executives we've spoken to this week has expressed some concern about the economy or deficit. But three big thinkers in the web space — Google's Eric Schmidt, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, and venture investor Marc Andreesen — are taking a different, more pro-active approach to the issues.
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Google CEO Eric Schmidt repeatedly emphasized to me in conversations at the Allen & Co. Conference in Sun Valley that he does not see the world as a zero-sum game. And he sees partnership opportunities even from perceived rivals.
Shares of Live Nation fell 4 percent on Friday following the company's fourth-quarter financial report released Thursday.
Tim Decker whips up masterpieces in minutes and travels the globe performing his high energy show over 120 times per year.
New questions have emerged about the state of stock car racing as both viewership and admissions are seeing declines.
Feb 23- The New York Times Co will air its first TV ad in seven years on Sunday's broadcast of the Academy Awards on ABC, as the 166- year old newspaper looks to highlight independent journalism amid U.S. While ABC, owned by Walt Disney Co, does not comment on how much it receives from advertisers, a source with knowledge of negotiations said the Times' ad buy was in that...
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai declined to say on Thursday if he would seek to use the proposed TV station license transfer as a way to examine the AT&T/Time Warner merger. The station that Time Warner is selling, WPCH-TV in Atlanta, is its only FCC- regulated broadcast station. Time Warner said last month that since it did not plan to transfer any FCC licenses to AT&T, it would...
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday declined to say if he would seek to use the proposed TV station license transfer as a way to examine the AT&T Time Warner merger. The station that Time Warner is selling, WPCH-TV in Atlanta, is its only FCC- regulated broadcast station. Time Warner said last month that since it does not plan to transfer any FCC licenses to AT&T, it would...