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  • Hollywood Studios And RealNetworks Trade Lawsuits Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 9:58 AM ET

    The six major Hollywood studios sued RealNetworks, parent of the Rhapsody music service, to prevent it from distributing a new DVD copying software called RealDVD which launches Tuesday.

  • Paramount Fills Spielberg Void with Marvel Superheroes Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 6:38 PM ET

    Viacom's Paramount Pictures studio signed a deal Monday with Marvel Entertainment's Marvel Studios to distribute its next five films worldwide.

  • Disney And Its New Star-Studded, 3-D Lineup Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 2:05 PM ET

    While Wall Street and Washington were working on trying to fix our economy, one of the strongest brands in Hollywood celebrated its upcoming lineup, perhaps remembering that movie going usually booms during a recession.

  • Beasley Continues With Adidas Story Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 11:12 PM ET

    Michael Beasley's sticking to the line that he's been in adidas shoes his entire life. We're fine with that. But there's no reason to go out of the way to say you've been completely loyal if there are thousands of photos that suggest otherwise.

  • Wall Street Finance "Banking" On Hollywood? Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 11:18 AM ET

    Sure, it's not boom time, but the fact that media companies are able to attract financing is impressive, and a testament to the fact that movie going is generally counter-cyclical.

  • Spielberg, India's Reliance ADA In $1.2 Billion Deal Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 5:16 PM ET

    Steven Spielberg and his team at Dreamworks SKG have finally completed their $1.2 billion financing deal with Indian entertainment conglomerate Reliance ADA Group. Notably, this gives Spielberg the financial backing to leave Viacom's Paramount Pictures and will likely force some sort of change or restructuring at the studio.

  • Wall Street Crisis And The Cable "Connection" Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 4:18 PM ET

    The volatility on Wall Street this week sent cable and satellite TV stocks down through the week, recovering a bit in Friday trading.

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    Let's face it, nearly every industry will be touched by the turmoil on Wall Street. And as I've reported many times, the already-suffering ad industry is sure to be further hit. There are a couple issues now in play.

  • Wall Street Crisis Reaches Madison Avenue And Hollywood Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 1:12 PM ET

    Wall Street isn't so far from Madison Avenue or Hollywood Blvd. and the upheaval in the financial markets will have aftershocks reaching far into the media industry. It's sure to effect the already-suffering advertising industry as well as the film financing markets.

  • Tyler Perry: His Money Machine Is At It Again Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 2:50 PM ET

    In the entertainment industry it's almost impossible to consistently churn out profitable hits. But Tyler Perry, a writer/producer/director/actor has done it, and this weekend he's on track to continue his wining streak.

  • NBC Universal Makes Big New Media Deals Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 9:07 AM ET
    NBC Universal

    It's a big day for CNBC's parent company, NBC Universal, aiming to move the company's TV distribution strategy to the next generation.

  • Branding Changing The Face Of Online Advertising Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 4:35 PM ET
    Seth MacFarlane

    It looks like a win-win-win: content creators get a new forum for their business, sponsors get to entertain their consumers, slipping in some positive associations with their brand, while Google gets to expand it's Ad Sense content network's reach and importance.

  • Microsoft Zune and Radio Broadcasters Team Up Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 2:29 PM ET

    Microsoft is trying to make gains against Apple's iPod, and the radio industry is trying to find new ways to boost listeners to help their bottom line. Voila: Microsoft and major radio broadcasters, including ClearChannel and CBS Radio, are working together to bring listening to the radio into the digital age.

  • Real DVD: Upload Movie Discs On Your Computer Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 2:23 PM ET

    With this $50 software (the introductory rate is cheaper) users can upload unlimited DVDs onto one hard drive. This allows someone who's constantly on the go to load up all their favorite DVDs onto their laptop for entertainment on those long flights.

  • Serena Williams

    Last night, Serena Williams won the U.S. Open title with a victory over Jelena Jankovic. With that, most Americans will now forget about watching tennis for another three months. But when women's tennis comes back in 2009, WTA CEO Larry Scott is changing up a whole lot of things.

  • Michael Moore

    Moore has an agenda; to convince non-voting "slackers" to head to the polls this election. And he has some support, the download distributed by Brave New Films, the production company run by political activist Robert Greenwald.

  • Gillette Stadium

    Today, we were live from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., with Patriots owner Bob Kraft co-hosting the show. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stopped by to talk about the state of the league.

  • Abu Dhabi Going Hollywood Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 9:23 AM ET

    Whip out the red carpet for Big Oil: Abu Dhabi is heading to Tinseltown. Wednesday the Emirate announced big plans to invest $1 billion in movies and new media.

  • Abu Dhabi Puts More Cash on the Line in Hollywood Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 10:40 AM ET

    Last September, Abu Dhabi Media Company, an arm of the government in the city-state capitol of the United Arab Emirates, reached a $1 billion deal to make movies and video games with Warner Brothers, the big Hollywood studio owned by Time Warner. A year later, the two partners have announced just one movie, but that has not stopped Abu Dhabi Media from spreading even more money around the movie busines, says the New York Times.

  • '90210' Returns: My CW CEO Interview Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 1:04 PM ET
    The new 90210

    The zip code that launched a zeitgeist and defined a generation of TV-watchers is returning to the air waves. On Tuesday September 2, the CW Network is launching a new version of the hit "Beverly Hills 90210" that ran for 10 seasons on News Corp.'s Fox. I interviewed Dawn Ostroff, the CEO of the CW, about the network's decision to resurrect the concept.