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  • Shrinking release dates for Paramount Pictures Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Shrinking release dates for Paramount Pictures

    Paramount Pictures wants to speed up the timetable for movies being viewed in homes and when they finish their runs in theaters. It has cut a deal that affects the next "Paranormal Activity" sequel and a zombie comedy.

  • Lights, camera, action! Netflix goes to Hollywood Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 9:50 AM ET
    Netflix

    The Internet-viewing network, Netflix announced the premiere dates for its first set of upcoming original movies on Tuesday.

  • Netflix's feature presentation Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Netflix's feature presentation

    Netflix adds original feature films starting in October.

  • Hot deals in 'old media': Analyst Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Hot deals in 'old media': Analyst

    Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson shares his thoughts on new prospects in old media.

  • Universal on track for record year Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 7:44 AM ET
    Universal on track for record year

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin talks with NBC Universal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer about the company's big year at the box office.

  • LOS ANGELES, July 7- Han Solo, the "Star Wars" space hero who always has a fast ship and a good blaster, will get his own stand-alone film, the Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday, directed by the "Lego Movie" film makers. The untitled Han Solo project, slated for release on May 25, 2018, will be the second stand-alone "Star Wars" anthology film, following the release of "Rogue One" next...

  • GoPro taps ex-Hulu exec for original content push Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 4:43 PM ET
    Nick Woodman, CEO, GoPro, showing the Hero4 Session

    GoPro hired Charlotte Koh, the former head of Hulu's original content initiatives, as its head of features and series, Variety reports.

  • Holiday fireworks fizzle at the box office Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Holiday fireworks fizzle at the box office

    Hotly anticipated new releases fizzled at the box office this long Independence Day holiday weekend, while two holdovers continued to sell tickets.

  • TV won digital wars without firing a shot: Author Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk by the CBS headquarters building in New York.

    Media pundit Michael Wolff says there isn't any real contest between digital and broadcast, because old media has already bested new media.

  • Hasbro, Lions Gate to roll dice with Monopoly movie Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 10:44 AM ET

    July 1- Toy maker Hasbro Inc is bringing the Monopoly board game to the silver screen, in a movie about a boy's quest to make his fortune and avoid jail time. Andrew Niccol, who was nominated for an Academy Award for writing Jim Carrey's "The Truman Show," will write the screenplay for the movie, to be co-produced by Hasbro and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp..

  • Lionsgate and Hasbro pass go Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Lionsgate and Hasbro pass go

    Lionsgate and Hasbro partner to turn the iconic board game Monopoly into a film.

  • Brando's bike cost how much? Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 2:55 PM ET
    Marlon Brando's 1969 Harley-Davidson motorcycle is displayed at Julien's Auction House in Beverly Hills, Calif., June 22, 2015, ahead of Julien's "Hollywood Legends Auction" on June 26th and June 27th at the venue and online.

    Iconic movie star, Marlon Brando's 1970 Harley Davidson sells for $256,000 through an auction.

  • In Seattle, still 'Sleepless'—yet raking in cash Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger and Tom Hanks, left to right, in a scene from the film “Sleepless in Seattle.”

    "Sleepless in Seattle" is a goldmine for tours and shop owners, contributing to the nearly $5 billion the city generates in travel spending yearly.

  • Will JK Rowling cast a spell over the theater? Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Harry Potter

    Potter fans, get your wands and capes at the ready. A Harry Potter play will makes its debut at London’s West End, in the summer of 2016.

  • DTS:X's immersive audio gets in your head: CEO Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    DTS:X's immersive audio gets in your head: CEO

    Jon Kirchner, DTS Inc. CEO, discusses the future of surround sound technology and digital audio trends.

  • Minions takeover Squawk Box Europe Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 3:40 AM ET
    Minions takeover Squawk Box Europe

    The Squawk Box Europe set is taken over by Minions, made popular through the Despicable Me films, ahead of their own movie.

  • Disney raises dividend by 15% Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    Disney raises dividend by 15%

    Anthony DiClemente, Nomura senior analyst, weighs in on Disney's dividend increase and the outlook for the media giant.

  • 'Ted' returns to the big screen Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 7:50 AM ET
    'Ted' returns to the big screen

    Jason Clark, film producer, discusses the cost of special effects and the new technology that went into the filming of "Ted 2."

  • Why this expert loves Disney shares Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:25 PM ET
    Why this expert loves Disney shares

    Alan Haft, partner at Kelly-Haft Financial, discusses Disney's decision to increase its dividend for the first half of 2015 by 15 percent.

  • Will a new Spider-Man save the movie franchise? Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 10:21 AM ET

    British actor, Tom Holland, 19, will be swinging into the action-packed role of Spider-Man, it was announced Tuesday. But can this save the franchise?

Entertainment

Television

  • New Apple TV on the way

    Reports are the next-generation Apple TV set-top box will debut in September.

  • *To sell TV plant, license Aquos brand to China's Hisense. TOKYO, July 31- Japan's Sharp Corp on Friday announced it was exiting the TV business in the Americas to shore up its finances, after booking a deeper-than-expected quarterly loss on weak smartphone display sales. The company, which sought a bank-led bailout in May, said it would sell its TV manufacturing...

  • July 30- Apple Inc will launch the next generation of its Apple TV set-top box in September, with a new remote and support for Siri voice control, online publisher BuzzFeed reported on Thursday. The device will be launched with its own App Store and a software development kit for app developers, the website said. The iPhone maker was expected to unveil a new version...