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.
Charlie Sheen is following through on his threat to sue Warner Brothers and 'Two and a Half Men" creator and producer Chuck Lorre. Today he filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court, and Sheen is demanding $100 million plus punitive damages.
Last night I went on Facebook, clicked to the "Dark Knight" fan page, and a few seconds and $3 worth of Facebook credits later I was watching the film, crisp and clear on my laptop. It was easy, and inherently social — I could share the experience with my friends or follow their suggestions to immediately watch the film.
A new series of “magical realms” stamps on sale from Tuesday features Harry Potter's main villain, Lord Voldemort, as well as the headmaster of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Albus Dumbledore. But are these just ways to squeeze a last drop of blood from the Philisopher's Stone?
It's a big week for big media companies — Wall Street analysts are heading down to Florida for two high-profile conferences — Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse's.
With Charlie Sheen, Moammar Gaddafi, Bernie Madoff and now fashion designer John Galliano, we are being bombarded with a global epidemic of nutjobs. What's going on?
Shares of CBS surged to a two and a half year high on the same day the network cancelled Two and a Half Men.
Stocks ended higher Friday, climbing just before the close to cap off the third straight week of gains in the absence of major economic news or earnings.
Stocks gained Friday as investors digested the latest hike in bank reserve requirements by China’s central bank and as the G20 meeting of finance ministers began in Paris. Cisco and Caterpillar rose, while Alcoa fell.
Stock index futures traded slightly higher ahead of the open Friday as investors digested the latest hike in bank reserve requirements by China’s central bank and as the G20 meeting of finance ministers got underway in Paris.
Remarkably, Sheen's shenanigans haven't scared away advertisers — the show has been broadcast with a full commercial load and strong pricing every single week.
David Letterman got scooped on his SI Swimsuit cover announcement yesterday when a woman, who says she is in an office building across from the show, took a picture of the billboard of Irina Shayk when the white sheet dropped for the taping of the show.
The entertainment conglomerate reported a profit that blew past Wall Street forecasts, pushed higher by revenue growth at its media networks, studio entertainment unit and amusement parks.