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  • Steve Jobs—Entertainment Industry Impact Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | 2:56 PM ET

    Steve Jobs is so much more than Apple's CEO. He's also been Disney's largest shareholder, since he sold his wildly successful Pixar to Disney in 2006. But Jobs' real impact in the entertainment business is his innovation in content distribution

  • Retired Players Get Their Due Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 1:28 PM ET

    Earlier this week, the National Football League Players Association was denied an appeal of a lawsuit brought about by retired NFL players, who claimed that the union failed to market their names and likenesses. We now have the list of how much the top 10 retired players were paid last year.

  • Another Inaccurate Sports Commercial? Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 9:42 AM ET

    Our post about the "inaccuracy" of AT&T's BlackBerry bold spot generated a lot of comments but the best one might have come in yesterday from a reader who pointed us to a Sprint commercial that I've seen many times and didn't notice the mistake.

  • "American Idol": Can Its 8th Season fight Gravity Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | 3:16 PM ET

    "American Idol" launches its eighth season Tuesday night and everyone's watching the ratings numbers to see how the aging giant holds up.

  • CBS TV.com Has Its Eye On Your Future Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 5:20 PM ET

    CBS is relaunching its online TV site—TV.com—as the most comprehensive online destination for streaming TV content, information about shows, and fan communities.

  • NY Town Needs This Boston Star Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 3:33 PM ET
    Henderson and Rice

    Jim Rice, the Boston Red Sox outfielder, got into the Baseball Hall of Fame on his 15th and final try today and Cooperstown—a New York town—couldn't be happier.

  • Disney Takes China Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 10:00 AM ET

    Disney is moving forward with plans to build its first ever park in mainland China, a $3.59 billion Shanghai park to open in 2014.

  • Lions Gate Snaps Up TV Guide Network Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 1:41 PM ET

    Lions Gate Entertainment is the unexpected buyer of the TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com for $255 million from Macrovision Solutions. Just last month Macrovision announced it struck a deal to sell the divisions to media entrepreneur Allen Shapiro and a division of JP Morgan Chase for as much as $300 million.

  • Universal's Deal To Sell Rogue Finally Happens Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 1:02 PM ET

    The most notable asset Relativity is acquiring is Rogue's library of about 30 films, which can be monetized though DVD sales, TV rights (on the likes of HBO), and now digital distribution. Rogue is known for what Hollywood calls "genre" films, horror films aimed at moviegoers 25 and under, made with a relatively low budget.

  • Time Warner Cable Vs. Viacom Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 12:33 PM ET

    As we start off the new year, Time Warner Cable and Viacom must be particularly relieved that they're back to business as usual. Revelers weren't the only ones watching the countdown to midnight.

  • Chadwick: The One "Bright Spot" For Me Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 9:43 AM ET

    So for the last five days, I have gone to a movie a day and what a great and uplifting time it was. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", despite its nearly three hours in length, was not a minute too long for me. The cinematography was stunning, the music divine and the acting brilliant.

  • Looking Back At 2008 As We Head Into 2009 Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 9:29 AM ET

    I've made my predictions for 2009, so It only seems appropriate to look back at the predictions I made a year ago. The world has been transformed by the financial crisis over the past year, so I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I actually got right, and how much continues to seem to be true.

  • Outdoor Hockey: My Interview with NHL Chief Bettman Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 4:48 PM ET

    Tomorrow afternoon will be the one day of the year I will be watching hockey as the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings play outside at Wrigley Field. The Bridgestone Winter Classic is the talk of the town and hockey outdoors has actually managed to get some big-time buzz. This morning, I spoke with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about the game.

  • Is there a Silver Lining to Media's Perfect Storm? Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 3:32 PM ET

    Looking back at 2008 and towards 2009, there's no question that media stocks are facing a perfect storm. It's the nasty coinciding of cyclical and sector challenges — media giants are trying to transition to a new digital future and build new revenue streams, while the economic downturn is sending ad revenue off a cliff. So is there a silver lining to those storm clouds?

  • Can the Music Biz Save Itself Online in '09? Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 6:23 PM ET

    The four major music labels are teaming up to create a new online video venture. Will it work? Or will they fall back on failing ways?

  • Christmas Weekend Sets Box Office Record Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 10:30 AM ET

    Santa came just in time for Hollywood this year, delivering the biggest box office ever for the four-day holiday weekend — up, by some measures, 9 percent from last year.

  • The Honus Wagner Card: A Buyer's Lifetime Obsession Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 11:33 AM ET

    In August, Arkansas businessman John Rogers bought one of the famous Honus Wagner cards for $1.62 million. It was only months ago and the economy certainly hasn't made things better. So we were confused when Rogers put it up for sale on eBay...

  • Redstone's Christmas Gift: Extended Debt Deadline Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 12:52 PM ET
    Sumner Redstone

    National Amusements is weighing selling its theater chain to generate the cash to pay its debt, but Shari is opposing the sale of the theaters, pushing Redstone to consider selling other assets.

  • Sports Merchandise: Prices Getting Lower And Lower Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    At a Modell’s I visited this morning, they had a special that advertised NFL replica jerseys– regularly $79.99– at $29.99 and $39.99. It was on select jerseys, but the special was supposed to be on Fridays and Saturdays. It, of course, was a Thursday.

  • Hollwyood Actors: Losing Their Steam To Strike? Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 10:36 AM ET
    Screen Actors Guild

    With the Screen Actors Guild leadership pushing for its members to vote to authorize a strike, Hollywood has been buzzing about how bad another work stoppage would be for the industry at this already precarious economic time.


  • Sumner Redstone sued by ex

    Sumner Redstone's ex-girlfriend has filed a lawsuit alleging he is mentally impaired and unable to make decisions, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Cashing in on live events

    Tim Leiweke, Oak View CEO, is launching a new venture for entertainment venues.

  • Pedestrians walk past Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, Dec. 4, 2014.

    The high-profile 2014 hack revealed personal info for tens of thousands and exposed embarrassing email exchanges between actors and executives.


  • Nov 25- Tegna Inc, the broadcast and digital company that split from Gannett Co Inc earlier this year, has assembled a group of employees to make local broadcast television, including news, more interesting to a younger audience. The McLean, Virginia- based company is also trying to create more original programming and discussing ways to better integrate its...

  • Bidding war for Thursday Night Football

    The NFL has been talking about selling its rights for Thursday night games, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • LOS ANGELES— If you're shopping for a TV, get out a tape measure and do some quick calculations before you head to the store. And count the number of gadgets you'll want to connect to your screen. If you're sitting far away, a regular HD set will be just fine— for $100 to $200 less.