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  • SEOUL, South Korea— LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday its second-quarter net income jumped 19 percent thanks to strong sales of high-end TVs and home appliances that outweighed another quarterly loss in its handset business. Its April-June earnings came in at 268.51 billion won, on sales of 14 trillion won. LG said its TV and home appliance divisions reported...

  • TOKYO, July 27- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning a stimulus package with a headline figure of $255 billion to reflate the flagging economy, Fuji TV said, though it is uncertain how much of it will consist of government spending. Abe will announce details of the package, including the total size of around 27 trillion yen on Wednesday afternoon, the TV...

  • NEW YORK, July 26- Democrats beat Republicans in U.S. television ratings, according to Nielsen data released on Tuesday for the first night of the Democratic National Convention. The total is about three million more TV eyes than for the first night of the Republican convention last week when White House contender Donald Trump's wife Melania was the keynote...

  • At an event in Los Angeles, Jia promised "disruptive pricing" reminiscent of how it bundles video subscriptions with smartphone and smart TV purchases in China. Vizio is based in Irvine, California, and has been the No. 2 TV brand in North America behind Samsung for the past seven years, according to research firm IHS Markit. Vizio founder and CEO William Wang will...

  • Data from the six main TV and cable news networks showed some 25.8 million Americans watched Monday evening's 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. hour when first lady Michelle Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders were among the key speakers in Philadelphia. That is about 2.8 million more TV eyes than for the first night of the Republican convention last week, when White House...

  • Leeco acquires Vizio for $2B

    Leeco acquires Vizio for $2B . CNBC's Aditi Roy reports the details.

  • NEW YORK, July 26- Democrats beat Republicans in the TV ratings, according to early data on Tuesday for the first night of the Democratic National Convention ratings. Preliminary data from the three main TV networks ABC, NBC and CBS showed some 10.6 million Americans watched Monday evening's 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. hour when first lady Michelle Obama and Senator Bernie...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 22- Donald Trump's 75- minute acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention attracted roughly 30 million television viewers on major U.S. cable and broadcast networks, according to early ratings data that suggested the audience will not break convention records. Trump's audience on Thursday night appeared similar to the number...

  • Murdoch returns to head Fox

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin provides a look at what's next for Fox after CEO Roger Ailes resigned in the wake of a sexual harassment lawsuit.

  • Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch in October, 2010.

    Barton Crockett, FBR Capital Markets, discusses Fox's succession plans now that Roger Ailes has left and Rupert Murdoch will take the helm at Fox News.

  • NEW YORK— As a TV impresario and political puppet-master, Roger Ailes is unmatched in our time. He didn't invent anything, as Ted Turner did with "superstations" and cable news. It has been the ratings leader for 15 years and is hugely profitable for parent company 21st Century Fox.

  • Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch in October, 2010.

    Founding Fox News CEO resigned amidst sexual harassment claims against him. Experts say company could use this to reshape organization.

  • July 21- The No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier AT&T Inc reported adjusted profit in line with estimates on Thursday, as it signed up new wireless subscribers but saw a drop in pay-TV customers. The Dallas- based company's shares, which have gained as much as 24 percent so far this year, were down 1.2 percent in extended trading after closing at $42.52. Excluding items, the...

  • July 21- When Roger Ailes arrived at Fox News Channel two decades ago, his mandate from media titan Rupert Murdoch was to create a network to compete against established market leader CNN and its new rival MSNBC. Ailes, who resigned from Fox News on Thursday amid sexual harassment allegations, built the network into the top-rated cable news channel in the United...

  • July 21- When Roger Ailes arrived at Fox News Channel two decades ago, his mandate from media titan Rupert Murdoch was to create a network to compete against established market leader CNN and its new rival MSNBC. Ailes, who resigned from Fox News on Thursday amid sexual harassment allegations, built the network into the top-rated cable news channel in the United...

  • July 21- When Roger Ailes arrived at Fox News Channel two decades ago, his mandate from media titan Rupert Murdoch was to create a network to compete against established market leader CNN and its new rival MSNBC. Ailes, who is expected to soon exit Fox News amid sexual harassment allegations, built the network into the top-rated cable news channel in the United...

  • July 21- U.S. satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp reported better-than-expected earnings on Thursday but posted its biggest-ever decline in pay-TV subscribers amid fierce competition from online video services. The company is estimated to have lost 330,000 television subscribers and to have added 49,000 Sling TV subscribers, according to...

  • Dish said it lost 281,000 net pay-TV subscribers in the second quarter ended June 30, significantly more than the average analyst estimate of a loss of 91,000 subscribers, according to market research firm FactSet StreetEstimate. Net income attributable to Dish rose to $410 million, or 88 cents per share, in the three months ended June 30, from $324 million, or 70...

  • Dish said it lost 281,000 net pay-TV subscribers in the second quarter ended June 30, significantly more than the average analyst estimate of a loss of 91,000 subscribers, according to market research firm FactSet StreetEstimate. Net income attributable to Dish rose to $410 million, or 88 cents per share, in the three months ended June 30, from $324 million, or 70...

  • However, average revenue per user rose to $89.98 from $87.91, helped by price increases for its video service. Net income attributable to Dish rose to $410 million, or 88 cents per share, in the three months ended June 30, from $324 million, or 70 cents per share, a year earlier. Net revenue rose to $3.84 billion from $3.83 billion.