What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, April 28.
The volume of ads marketers are buying has increased, and the amount they're spending on each ad is higher as well. This strength in the first quarter bodes well for the Upfront ad sales period, when networks look to sell a big chunk of their ad inventory for the coming year.
Citigroup posted a profit for the past five quarters, but Dick Parsons, the chairman of the once failing bank is not declaring victory yet.
It's been a long time in coming, but now, the very first premium video-on-demand is here. That means that just two and a half months after a film opens in theaters, before it's even available on DVD, you'll be able to watch it from the comfort of your living room.
The way iTunes changed music, Warner Brothers wants to change movies. Today the studio gave me an exclusive look at an entertainment app it's been working on for years - the ultimate destination for people to buy all digital movies, not just Warner Brothers'. It's an app code-named 'Digital Everywhere,' and it's set to launch this summer.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin talks with Kevin Tsujihara, Warner Bros. home entertainment group president about its newest app, aimed at shaking up the way Hollywood sells movies and TV shows.
Here is a look at some of the companies in the S&P 1500 that have increased dividend payments in recent months, have a yield greater than 2.5 percent, and a free cash flow payout ratio less than 60 percent.
About 80 percent of companies in the S&P 500 have released information on executive compensation. With data from Capital IQ, CNBC.com ranked the highest paid CEOs in 2010.
The National Association of Broadcasters isn't just about traditional radio and TV, it's also about the future of broadcasting, which is inevitably online. I sat down with the CEO of FunnyorDie.com, Dick Glover to talk about his role in this new, competitive and crowded broadcasting landscape.
Last fall, I had the chance to meet Kate Upton, a fast-rising young model, who was about to become a name among sports fans. Upton was tabbed to become one of the prestigious few to pose in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue. I recently caught up with her as the world continued to talk about not only her good looks, but also about her bubbly personality.
The battle for your home entertainment dollars is heating up. Now cable and satellite TV companies are moving forward with plans to give consumers even more control over how and when they access entertainment as they look to keep subscribers from "cutting the cord."
CNBC.com ran a screen looking for stocks that appear to be undervalued in relation to the amount of cash they generate.
Time Warner wants to stream live TV to viewers but programmers are resisting this attempt. A look at how this move could reshape the media industry with Shahid Khan, Media-Morph CEO, and Porter Bibb, Media Tech Capital Partners.
Mars may need moms, but theaters need audiences. Hollywood box office receipts for the first quarter are on track to be down more than 20 percent.
The $20 billion bridge loan JP Morgan provided to AT&T in order to help cement its planned purchase of Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA unit is the largest commitment the bank has ever made to a client, according to people at the firm.
Despite the upheaval roiling the markets, Wall Street analysts continue to issue upbeat reports about media companies, and even the negative reports don't mention the headlines — they simply don't have the exposure to Japan and the rest of the market instability as many other sectors.
Last year, CBS and Turner signed a 14-year, $10.8 billion deal to broadcast the men's NCAA basketball tournament. I sat down with Sean McManus , CBS News and Sports president, and David Levy, Turner’s president of Sales, Distribution and Sports, to discuss the deal.
As the markets plummet Netflix is a rare bright spot in a sea of red — the subscription movie service is now trading up more than 7.5 percent. Netflix is bucking the trend thanks to an upgrade from Goldman Sachs, which raised its rating from 'buy' to 'neutral,' and lifted its price target to $300. That's still a good $50 more than where it's trading now.
Several equities listed on the NYSE had rapid increases in short interest during the last half of February, some by as much as 50%. Short interest is one indicator that long investors in these stocks could be in for painful declines. ...A report from TheStreet.
This weekend Warner Brothers spacer will watch the box office receipts and the Twitterverse carefully — hoping to see signs that it's sitting on the next billion dollar dollar teen movie franchise.