Today is "Top Gun Day." Twenty four years ago this weekend, the Jerry Bruckheimer classic starring Tom Cruise hit theaters. Men's volleyball was never the same.
Here at the National Cable Show it's not just cable carriers — content companies are also here, discussing new ways to grow viewers (and ad revenue) and rolling out new technology to keep subscribers hooked.
After a long string of disappointing earnings results from the studio drew harsh criticism from CEO Bob Iger, it seems the business is back on track. "Alice in Wonderland" was the second-biggest movie Disney spacer has ever released, with the seventh-biggest global box office of any film.
After Disney reported its fiscal second quarter results I spoke exclusively with CEO Bob Iger, who is optimistic about what the company's results indicate about economic recovery.
Blockbuster "Alice in Wonderland" helped Disney beat expectations: every single division posted higher revenue, with revenue 6 percent higher than last year at $8.58 billion. Earnings per share of 48 cents beat analyst expectations, up 12 percent from last year's adjusted numbers.
The annual Cable Show starts this afternoon in Los Angeles and it could not come at a more momentous time for the industry.
The ongoing battle between corporate raider Carl Icahn and Lionsgate has yielded yet another update. The movie studio issued a release saying that its shareholders rejected Icahn's offer to buy the company's common shares for $7 per share.
The Twittersphere erupted with protest when it appeared that users are following zero other people on Twitter and have 0 followers. Twitter quickly explained that it's fixing this glitch.
The next three months are without a doubt Hollywood's most important season, generating an average 42 percent of annual box office. And this summer promises to generate the biggest U.S. box office on record — we could see over $4 billion dollars in tickets sold.
Today Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski laid out plans to establish the FCC's authority to regulate broadband. Genachowski wants to ensure an "open Internet" and prohibit "unreasonable discrimination" by broadband providers against certain websites. He's not issuing laws or mandating so-called net neutrality today -- at this point he's simply looking to secure the commission's direct authority.
What a difference a year makes." That's how Sumner Redstone, chairman of CBS kicked off the company's first quarter earnings call.
Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes was upbeat on the company's first quarter earnings call - his strategy of stripping out extraneous businesses and focusing on creating value through content seems to be working.
Video game marketing, which frankly has been stale for several years, finally has its home run. Actually, make that its perfect game success.
The phenomenal success of Avatar and strong performance at the cable networks helped grow the company's revenue 19 percent over last year to $8.8 billion.
Time Warner's stock is trading near an 18 month closing high ahead of its quarterly earnings report tomorrow morning.
Avatar's record-breaking performance — $2.7 billion in ticket sales worldwide, more than any other film (unadjusted for inflation) — should give 20th Century Fox record results.
The networks consider this a crucial month not just for Sweeps, but because it's a crucial time to snag eyeballs and ad dollars as the season wraps up, before TV viewing drops during the summer.
It's not opening in the U.S. until Friday, but its launch in a number of international markets has already grossed over $100 million in ticket sales. This earlier opening (to avoid competing with the World Cup) yielded results 26 percent stronger than the first film in those markets. The film's expected to generate $120 million to $140 million in U.S. ticket sales this weekend.
The media industry may be going through some rough times, with the landscape changing day to day, but at least one aspect is business as usual: big paydays for the people at the top. The NYT explains.
As Hollywood shrinks its films and television shows for the small screens of cellphones, its assumptions about mobile viewing are being upended by surprisingly patient consumers. The NYT reports.
Donald Trump has no plans to cut back on his use of Twitter despite the disapproval of the majority of Americans.
The video streaming company says it saw the largest-ever quarterly subscriber growth in its history.
From "All in the Family" to "Parks and Recreation," here are the past 10 presidencies and the TV shows that defined them, according to Vox's Todd VanDerWerff.
Facebook briefly withdrew posting privileges for state-run broadcaster Russia Today on Thursday prompting a backlash.
LOS ANGELES, Jan 20- Traditional TV networks are following Netflix Inc's lead by releasing all new episodes of a series at the same time, a step to win over binge viewers who do not want to wait a week for the next installment. "There are moments when it's really hard to make a decision about a pickup," Freeform President Tom Ascheim said, announcing the renewal at a...
Television channels carrying the inauguration live include ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS, C-SPAN and Fox News, as well as Telemundo in Spanish. The Washington Post is offering free access to its website until Saturday as it covers President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration beginning at 9 a.m. ET Friday. At The New York Times, reporters around the country will cover the...