Newspaper publishers face huge challenges—the decline in subscriptions and ad revenue, and the flight of readers to the web. So it comes as a surprise that newspaper stocks have led media in the fourth quarter, rising 22 percent. Many of these stocks are still off for the year, but they've seen a pretty remarkable rebound in the past quarter.
This year there's no doubt that Facebook and Twitter both had a huge year, each hitting a new level of success.
There's no question that Netflix has had a dizzying run—it's one of the best performing stocks of the year up 238 percent over the past 12 months. And the CEO of Netflix believes it's worth every penny.
When the studio watches the box office returns this weekend, it isn't just thinking about whether or not this film will be a theatrical hit, it will be evaluating whether "Tron" will become the kind of brand Disney can exploit across all its platforms, from action figures and video games, to a show on Disney XD, the cable channel which targets boys, to an attraction at the theme parks.
I sat down with Hulu CEO in an exclusive interview and he shared some new stats on Hulu's growth. The streaming video service will generate $260 million in revenues this year.
It'll be a big 2011 for Twitter — the company just closed a new round of $200 million in financing that values the company at $3.7 billion.
You thought the tax debate in Congress this week was about extending the Bush tax cuts, right? Or unemployment insurance? It’s also about a long list of smaller tax provisions that have been salted into the bill, unrelated provisions that benefit special interests.
Lionsgate's annual shareholder meeting yielded a big win for the studio — all 12 of its directors were elected and none of Icahn's five nominees.
Lionsgate's battle with Carl Icahn comes to a head Tuesday at the company's annual shareholder meeting and today Icahn made a major decision to pull his $7.50 takeover offer for the company.
Google is reportedly interested in buying Groupon for $6 billion. That rumored number is huge, to say the least, twice any of Google's other acquisitions. It's also twice the $3 billion valuation at which Groupon's been raising funding. So how does this deal-a-day company with 30 million registered users get to a $6 billion valuation?
Fox is opening "Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" on 3500 screens nation-wide Friday, and its rivals will be watching carefully to see how it performs compares to its two predecessors which were released by Disney.
Hugh Jackman is up, Anthony LaPaglia is out and a group of robotic dinosaurs have roared into top place on BRW magazine’s annual list of Australia’s richest entertainers.
Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei has been busy, between finalizing his swap with Diller's IAC, and planning ahead to when Starz contract with Netflix expires.
Activist investor Carl Icahn and Lions Gate Vice Chair Michael Burns had harsh words for one another on Tuesday's "Fast Money."
The economy has stabilized, which is why Viacom has grown "almost month by month” over the last four quarters, its president and CEO, Philippe Dauman, told CNBC Monday.
Google's making a big play in the fast-growing $1 billion e-book market — its Google's long-awaited bookstore, ebooks.com, is up and running.
With the opening this Friday of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” comes a study in one of the most difficult challenges a studio can face: fixing a broken movie. The New York Times reports.
With last week's ongoing rumors of Google hopes to buy Groupon for $6 billion, there's been a rash of interest in local companies — this could be the beginning of a a mini local bubble.
And 2 ways to play it, acording to Simon Baker of Baker Avenue Asset Management.
One of the world's most popular actors on how he started his film career, which has spanned more than four decades.
Barack Obama, George W. Bush, George H.W Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter helped raise money for hurricane relief.
The director of "Pulp Fiction" feels ashamed he did not take a stronger stand, The New York Times reports.
While the NFL deals weaker performance in the U.S., ratings in the UK have soared over 60 percent in the past year.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin discusses television ratings for the NFL, MLB and NBA.
Josh Sapan, AMC Networks CEO, talks about the return of the hit series "The Walking Dead" and the future of streaming content as viewing habits change and competition heats up.