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  • Disney moving into 'consumer friendly' direction: NYT's Jim Stewart

    Jim Stewart, The New York Times, weighs in on Disney's move into streaming tech and leaving cable's "cash cow" behind.

  • Disney CEO: We had a very strong quarter

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin provides highlights of her interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger after the company reported better than expected quarterly results.

  • LONDON, Aug 10- Canada's Entertainment One, the owner of children's TV cartoon character Peppa Pig, has rejected a 1 billion-pound takeover offer from UK broadcaster ITV, saying it undervalued the London- listed TV and film production and distribution company. Typically, last year it acquired the European licensing rights for the DreamWorks Studios film of...

  • Disney poised to outperform: Pro

    Stan Meyers, Piper Jaffray, weighs in on Disney's quarterly results and shares his thoughts on ESPN's over the top streaming service. Disney remains the best play in media in this fragmented market, says Meyers.

  • Disney's big bet on Bam Tech

    Ivan Feinseth, Tigress Financial, discusses Disney's quarterly results and $1 billion investment in streaming technology. It's the right move at the right time, says Feinseth.

  • Bob Iger, Disney

    Disney acquired a 33 percent stake in the technology company, allowing it to create a new standalone, cable-free ESPN service.

  • Lions Gate betes on tv & movie growth

    Michael Burns, Lions Gate Vice Chairman, discusses Lions Gate's latest quarter and evolving star acquisition.

  • Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company

    Disney is expected to have higher EPS and revenue despite concerns over box office sales and ESPN's cable future.

  • Hollywood's untold story

    Author James Andrew Miller talks about his new tell-all book about Hollywood's biggest players.

  • Three things to watch in Disney's earnings

    CNBC's Landon Dowdy takes a look beyond the numbers to get a read on the entertainment giant's quarterly results which are due out after the closing bell.

  • 'Suicide Squad' smashes box-office records despite negative reviews

    A senior media analyst at Comscore says branding was key for the film's box-office success.

  • "Suicide Squad"

    "Suicide Squad" is likely to blow away the competition based on branding and beloved star castings, according to a senior movie analyst.

  • "Suicide Squad"

    "Suicide Squad", the latest superhero movie of the summer, has left some fans furious with the criticism it has received.

  • Aug 4- Viacom Inc, the owner of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, reported a surprise rise in quarterly revenue as higher license fees and theatrical revenue in its movie unit helped to make up for a decline in domestic ad revenue. Despite the film's weak performance, revenue in New York- based Viacom's movie business jumped 30 percent to $621 million in the three...

  • Aug 4- Viacom Inc, the owner of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, reported a surprise rise in quarterly revenue as higher license fees and theatrical revenue in its movie unit helped to make up for a decline in domestic ad revenue. Despite the film's weak performance, revenue in New York- based Viacom's movie business jumped 30 percent to $621 million in the three...

  • Its shares were up 3.5 percent at $78.40 in afternoon trading. The company, which also owns the Warner Bros movie studio, is paying $583 million for the Hulu stake, executives said on a conference call. "They want to ensure that the Turner networks have the broadest possible distribution without really compromising the traditional cable, satellite and telco...

  • Its shares rose nearly 4 percent to $78.57 in morning trading. The company, which also owns the Warner Bros movie studio, is paying $583 million for the Hulu stake, executives said on a conference call. "They want to ensure that the Turner networks have the broadest possible distribution without really compromising the traditional cable, satellite and telco...

  • *Reports adjusted profit of $1.29 vs est of $1.16. Aug 3- Time Warner Inc, the owner of CNN and the Cartoon Network channels, raised its profit forecast for the year and disclosed a 10 percent stake in streaming TV service Hulu. Shares of Time Warner, which also owns the Warner Bros movie studio, rose 3.2 percent in premarket trading after the company also reported a...

  • *Reports adjusted profit of $1.29 vs est of $1.16. Aug 3- Time Warner Inc, the owner of CNN and the Cartoon Network channels, raised its profit forecast for the year and disclosed a 10 percent stake in streaming TV service Hulu. Shares of Time Warner, which also owns the Warner Bros movie studio, rose 3.2 percent in premarket trading after the company also reported a...

  • *Reports adjusted profit of $1.29 vs est of $1.16. Aug 3- Time Warner Inc, the owner of CNN and the Cartoon Network channels, raised its profit forecast for the year and disclosed a 10 percent stake in streaming TV service Hulu. Shares of Time Warner, which also owns the Warner Bros movie studio, rose 3.2 percent in premarket trading after the company also reported a...

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Television

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 27- The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump drew 84 million U.S. television viewers, a record for such an event and numbers rarely seen on TV in the age of digital streaming and social media. The estimated ratings figure from Nielsen included people who watched the raucous encounter...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 27- A record 84 million people tuned in to U.S. television networks on Monday night for the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, a huge audience rarely seen on TV in the age of digital streaming and social media. The estimated ratings figure from Nielsen included people watching the raucous face-off across 13 U.S....

  • Patrons fill the Capitol Lounge two blocks from the U.S. Captiol to watch the first presidential debate between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton September 26, 2016 in Washington, DC.

    More than 84 million people watched the debate live on TV, according to Nielsen. Millions more tuned in online.