It's been almost a year since Tim Armstrong became CEO of AOL, and now he's at South By Southwest to show his commitment to making AOL a destination for original content.
Eighteen hundred bands, music industry execs, and thousands of fans are gathering in Austin for the annual South by Southwest music conference and festival.
3-D is box office phenomenon, but it isn't just a boon for studios and theater chains — it's also big business a number of companies behind the scene.
ShoWest, the annual movie theater convention, kicks off today in Las Vegas, and everybody is talking about 3-D.
Consumers are spending more and more time consuming entertainment — Americans spend an average of four hours EACH DAY watching video. But how they're spending their entertainment dollars is shifting.
The power struggle between corporate raider Carl Icahn and studio Lionsgate is playing out slowly, with SEC filings and public statements lobbied back and forth.
Cable providers and content creators are battling over fees and consumers are bearing the brunt of it. Now the FCC is considering getting involved.
Conan O'Brien is taking advantage of all the attention he got when ousted from NBC and going on tour.
The mood is upbeat and venture capitalists, media and tech giants are out in force, hunting for deals at the seventh annual Montgomery Tech Conference in Santa Monica, California.
After three seasons, “Mad Men,” the television series about advertising in the 1960s, has attained a level of popular-culture cachet. There have been magazine cover articles, calendars and an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” all devoted to it, spoofs on “The Simpsons” and “Saturday Night Live,” and even a “Mad Men” category on “Jeopardy.” Soon, the show will enter a realm of the pop-culture pantheon that its creator, Matthew Weiner, says has surprised even him: Mattel plans to bring out versions of Barbie and Ken styled after four “Mad Men” characters.
Fifteen minutes into the Academy Award presentation, Cablevision and WABC announced that they've finally made enough progress to put the show on the air.
"The Hurt Locker" is the lowest grossing film to ever win best picture and Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to win 'Best Director.'
The Oscar red carpet may be dark Sunday night for some three million Cablevision subscribers. ABC and Cablevision are both sticking to their guns-- they didn't struck a deal ahead of the midnight deadline, when their contract expires. As many movie lovers feared, the Oscar broadcast on ABC could be collateral.
This 3-D animator just made his buy list.
The Oscars are expected to draw many more viewers this Sunday than the 36 million who tuned into the show last year.
All of Hollywood covets those shiny gold statuettes. And there's no question that winning an Oscar can transform a young actor or writer's career.
“Avatar” is the greatest wonder of the film world, with a $2-billion-plus box office, a $400-million budget to make, market and distribute it, and digital effects that will spawn a new craze for 3D flicks.
"Alice in Wonderland" opens in theaters today, accompanied by Disney's most wide-ranging array of consumer products ever, chasing an unprecedented broad audience.
With the DVD business continuing to fall down the rabbit hole, movie studios are looking for new ways to boost revenues, and "Alice" may be part of the solution.
In the new digital age, Blockbuster faces many challenges in a growing field of competitors. While its stock is down some 70 percent over the past year, the company's CEO sees a "bright future" and shares its transformation strategy with CNBC.
The company said it added 7.05 million subscribers during the quarter, well above its own expectations of 5.2 million.
Redstone has sued Sydney Holland and another ex-girlfriend over $150 million in gifts he gave them over the years.
The number of domestic subscribers, international subscribers in the quarter, and guidance for international subscribers will be key, Mahaney said.
Netflix's boom in subscribers is a sign that the world is accepting internet TV, meaning without commercials and on-demand, said CEO Reed Hastings.
The streaming giant wildly beat subscriber additions estimates by a little under 2 million accounts.
Facebook has been investing heavily in video, but brands have issues with measurement and where their ads will appear.