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  • Shrek Princesses

    DreamWorks Animation is bringing Shrek and Kung Fu Panda to Gaylord Entertainment's family resorts. The company just announced that it's licensing its characters to Gaylord's four upscale hotels in Nashville, the Orlando area, Dallas area, and in Maryland.

  • Atlas Shrugged

    Cliff Asness, the managing partner of AQR Capital Management (one of the world's biggest hedge funds), has sent an email urging friends to see the film "Atlas Shrugged," the adaptation of the novel by Ayn Rand.

  • Netflix

    Netflix continues to add subscribers at a breakneck speed — it's now the largest subscription entertainment business in the US, beating Comcast

  • Netflix

    When Netflix reports after the closing bell, the big question is whether it can keep up its dizzying run. The stock's up some 130 percent in the past 12 months on consistently surprising subscriber growth. Now there are two numbers in the spotlight — subscribers and content costs

  • TiVo stock soared Wednesday, up a whopping 29.5 percent, on news that the U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed a finding of contempt and award of sanctions against Dish and EchoStar.

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    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.

  • Apple Store 5th Ave NY

    Steve Jobs' decision to include a new product in one of his Apple stores is the ultimate stamp of approval. Today (Tuesday), he gave that rare approval to "Square," a plug in credit-card reader from one of the co-founders of Twitter, Jack Dorsey. This could be just the boost Square needs to bring its mobile payments system to the mainstream, as the competition heats up.

  • Ticketmaster's CEO Nathan Hubbard knows he's got a major problem. Ticket sales were down by double digits, and 40 percent of seats went unsold last year. Now, he has a solution, one he unveiled on CNBC's "Power Lunch" today. It's 'dynamic' ticket pricing, a technology developed with a company called MarketShare.

  • Ticketmaster's New Strategy

    Nathan Hubbard, Ticketmaster CEO shares his plan to help consumers gain fair access to tickets, and control fees.

  • Warner Brothers

    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.

  • Warner Brothers' Mega App

    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.

  • Angry Birds iPhone app

    Fox and the Finnish game developer behind Angry Birds, Rovio, are working together in an unprecedented marketing partnership, designed to drive the millions addicted to the game into theaters, and moviegoers to download the game.

  • One Life to Live

    ABC said on Thursday that it's canceling "All my Children" and "One Life to Live," two television shows that have been on air for decades and which largely defined the once-dominant soap opera genre.

  • April hasn't been a great month at the U.S. box office. Among the new movies were remake s of the 1981 comedy Arthur and Your Highness, a comedy starring Natalie Portman. Both films opened in wide release with lots of publicity, and they both disappointed at the box office. However, the animated feature Hop, which opened in first place the prior weekend, held the top spot again. It just goes to show, family films are solid business. So, what are the highest grossing children’s films of all time?

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  • Gamestop store

    GameStop (GME) has a lot working against it. Its very business model — selling video games and consoles — was put into question by the decline in video game sales we've seen through the economic downturn.

  • Twitter

    Twitter is creating an online water cooler, which is driving more people to tune into TV shows to be part of the digital conversation.

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    The annual National Association of Broadcasters convention is underway in Las Vegas — all the industry is gathered to preview new technology and discuss how to stay ahead of the ever-growing competition.

  • Katie Couric

    Moonves wouldn't weigh in on the Charlie Sheen controversy, but he did comment on rumors that Katie Couric is considering leaving the network when her contract expires.

  • Hong Kong Disney

    Despite its struggles in Hong Kong, Disney broke ground for a new Shanghai Disney Resort last Friday.  Will it succeed?

  • Cinderella's Castle

    Disney's been working on launching a theme park in China for years, decades by some measures. And now, finally, after securing approval from the Chinese central government, Bob Iger broke down on a new theme park and resort in Shanghai.