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  • The Academy Award nominations are out and the movie studios are counting their wins so far and their chances of taking home gold statuettes next month.

  • The Bachelor

    Reality TV's biggest off-air conflict just resolved with a lot more civility than anything you'll see on reality TV. Two class action suits demanding more than $4 million in overtime violations just settled.

  • President Barack Obama
  • Sundance Film Festival

    This week the 25th annual Sundance film festival kicks off in Park City, Utah. But thanks to the economic downturn and the fact that last year's pricey Sundance purchases bombed at the box office, this year is going to be looking a bit chilly.

  • 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

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

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    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.

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • Hollywood

    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.

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    Hollywood loves breaking box-office records, yet studio executives aren't griping that their 2008 lineup will fall a bit shy of the all-time high set a year earlier.

  • 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.

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    In 2009, media faces a perfect storm—transitioning to a challenging new digital world and a weak economy of unprecedented proportions. Media giants will continue to move from traditional content distribution models to anytime, anywhere, content-on demand.

  • GM Dealership

    When it comes to the auto industry, there are more than just millions of auto-related jobs on the line. Billions of dollars in advertising—arguably the cornerstone of the industry—is at stake.

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    I've blogged extensively about how the industry-wide decline in advertising is hitting TV networks. Now we're in November sweeps and the networks are developing scripts for next year and we're starting to see TV networks find ways to cut back.

  • Hulu is the seventh largest site when it comes to total video streams, but unlike YouTube, Hulu is focused exclusively on professionally created TV shows and movies and distributing them to consumers with the ease and accessibility of channel surfing on your TV.

  • In this bear market, it's the question on every investor's mind! And, perhaps, the hardest one to answer.

  • YouTube has been working to define itself not just as a destination for home videos, but also the go-to site for professionally-created TV shows and movies.

  • Blue chips logged their biggest two-day decline on record as worries about the economy gripped the market the minute the U.S. presidential election was over.  Weak outlooks from Cisco and Toyota, dismal October retail sales and the prospect of a very grim payrolls number tomorrow fueled the selloff today.

  • News Corp.'s headquarters in New York.

    Rupert Murdoch's media empire is doing worse than Wall Street thought, and even worse than Murdoch himself expected