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Disney Fiscal Q3 Earnings Helped By ‘Frozen’ But Not ESPN

The weakness at ESPN appears to account for the unchanged stock price in after market trading — even though the top and bottom lines handily beat …

Dish Deal with A+E Includes Over-the-Top Streaming Rights

Dish Network has officially added A+E Networks to its over-the-top lineup: Under the companies’ multiyear contract renewal, the satcaster has secured …

How the Smartphone Ushered In a Golden Age of Journalism

Oliver munday<p><b>When I first</b> arrived in New York, some time back in the last century, I gazed in awe and fascination at subway riders reading <i>The New</i> …

Danny Zappin, Ousted CEO of Maker Studios, Raises $25 Million to Launch Digital Studio

Danny Zappin, who was fired as CEO of Maker Studios and unsuccessfully tried to block a shareholder vote on Disney’s acquisition of the multichannel …

Television must mine bigger data or risk being Netflixed

Figures relating to consumer habit fuels decisions across a growing range of industries – and it's time for TV to catch up<p>In retail, Amazon and Tesco have blazed trails, mining insight from millions of consumers at scale to better buy stock and recommend appropriate products to consumers. In …

Aereo, 'bleeding to death,' seeks emergency court help

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aereo Inc, the video streaming company that suspended service after the U.S. Supreme Court found it violated copyrights of television broadcasters, has urged a federal judge to let it operate like a cable system, saying it likely would not otherwise survive.<p>Aereo CEO and …

Why Microsoft And Google Are Backing The 22-Year-Old 'Italian Zuckerberg'

Soon every major Italian news outlet wanted to cover the kid who'd started a professional networking website called Egomnia. Their interest, along with that of national politicians and business executives, expressed the hope that this young entrepreneur could become Italy's version of an American …

Employment

Apple’s TV Push Stalls as Partners Hesitate

Those waiting for Apple to start selling its long-discussed, all-in-one box for accessing live and on-demand television are going to have to keep …

Movie Film, at Death's Door, Gets a Reprieve

Tarantino, Abrams Mount Campaign to Get Studios to Promise Orders From Kodak<p>Faced with the possible extinction of the material that made Hollywood famous, a coalition of studios is close to a deal to keep Eastman Kodak Co. in the business of producing movie film.<p>The negotiations—secret until …

TV shows

Netflix Signs Peering Deal With AT&T to Reduce Buffering

<i>This story has been updated to include a statement from AT&T confirming the peering deal.</i><p>Netflix has reached an agreement with AT&T to give its …

One reason Time Warner execs are happy to sell: $80-million golden parachutes

The biggest corporate offshoots of Time Magazine’s long march through history have at least two things in common: Time Warner and Time Warner Cable are at the center of the most anticipated mergers of the year, and their CEOs stand to make a fortune if they can get the deals done.<p>Time Warner CEO …

Time Warner

Amazon.com Help: About Discussion Boards

Our Discussion Boards feature has been discontinued.<p>Amazon would like to thank the members of this community for contributing to the discussion …

Does Time Warner Need CBS To Thwart A Fox Takeover?

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes has a problem. Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch is preparing to sweeten his offer for the owner of Warner Bros, CNN, and HBO after …

UPDATE: Amazon Stock Down 9.7%; Worst Day In Nearly Four Years

<b>UPDATED 2:55PM:</b> On the day its first smartphone hit the market, Amazon is smarting from a hit it took from investors. The company’s shares plunged a …

Comic-Con: Yahoo Won’t Binge-Release ‘Community’

One of the lingering questions when Yahoo acquired rights to revive NBC’s <i>Community</i> was how the 13-episode season would roll out. Today we know: …

Vevo, the Giant Music Video Site, Tries to Fix Itself Before It Sells Itself

The music video site loses money, but the music labels that own it make money. Are they willing to change that to find a buyer?<p>Music videos are huge on the Web, and Vevo is huge in music videos. It generates six billion views a month, and is crucial to both the music industry and YouTube.<p>Now Vevo’s …

Amazon Rolls Out A YouTube-Like “Video Shorts” Section On Instant Video

Amazon‘s Instant Video service has traditionally been thought of as both a rival to iTunes and Netflix, in terms of offering movies and TV shows for rent, purchase or for free streaming via the company’s Amazon Prime membership program. But you might want to add YouTube to that list of would-be …

The pervasive power of Rupert Murdoch: an extract from Hack Attack by Nick Davies

Rupert Murdoch,News Corporation,News of the World,Media,Media business,Newspapers & magazines,National newspapers,Newspapers<p>In this first extract from his new book, the reporter who broke the phone hacking story looks at Rebekah Brooks’s 2009 wedding – and how it was a perfect display of the nature …

Why Fox Wants Harry Potter And Not Anderson Cooper

Uniting the Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox production studios would give Rupert Murdoch control over the two largest film and television catalogs ever assembled, creating a highly lucrative annuity and allowing for unprecedented sway over how content is made and sold across distribution platforms.<p>…

BSkyB to buy Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland for £4.9bn cash

Rupert Murdoch will collect nearly £5bn after BSkyB agreed on Friday to buy out Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland from the media magnate's 21st Century Fox group.<p>The transaction will give BSkyB 20 million pay-TV customers across Europe and is the biggest shakeup for the satellite broadcaster since it …

Five Reasons Why Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios Is An Ex-Empire

Some in Hollywood may have been surprised by Microsoft’s announcement that Xbox Entertainment Studios, its much-touted experiment in new kinds of …

Attention, TV Networks: Facebook Is Coming For You Next

Mark Zuckerberg likes to use the first few minutes of his quarterly earnings calls to preview big themes that he sees as pivotal to Facebook’s future. With a particularly strong quarter of results in hand, Zuckerberg took the opportunity to sketch out a particularly ambitious goal: stealing market …

Carey pressured from both sides of Fox Time Warner deal to stay in job

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chase Carey, Twenty-First Century Fox’s president and chief operating officer, may be feeling pressure to stay in his job for several more years both from his boss, Rupert Murdoch, and from the company Murdoch is trying to buy, Time Warner Inc.<p>Chase Carey …

22 Top Network Execs Reveal the Show They Really Want, Agent Pet Peeves and Most Memorable Pitches

TV chiefs open to up THR about the shows that got away, the trends they wish would end and what they dislike about the development process.<p><i>This story</i> …

Report: Chernin Group, AT&T Buy Majority Stake In Fullscreen

After more than two months of speculation, <b>Fullscreen</b> is reportedly off the market. According to a report in Recode, <b>AT&T</b> and <b>The Chernin Group</b> have …

Daily Show's Jon Stewart launches joke $10bn 'Let's buy CNN' Kickstarter

TV host Jon Stewart launched a $10bn cash-drive to buy CNN live on Tuesday's Daily Show in a fake bid to save the 24-hour news channel which could be …