21st Century Fox

Rupert Murdoch says Facebook needs to pay publishers the way cable companies do

Publishers on Facebook and Google “are not being adequately rewarded for those services,” he says.<p>Rupert Murdoch has an idea for fixing Facebook’s relationship with publishers: The social giant should just pay them.<p>Murdoch, the media mogul who’s chairman of both News Corp and 21st Century Fox, …

Technology

Millennials are snapping up shares of Netflix ahead of earnings (NFLX)

• <b>Netflix is set to release its fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Monday.</b>• <b><br>Millennials on several popular investing apps seem bullish on the company.</b>• <b><br>Watch Netflix shares trade in real time here.</b><p>Netflix is set to report earnings on Monday after the market close, and millennials are jumping over …

Business

Netflix raised its prices, and we kept subscribing anyway

Our growing appetite for binge watching cannot be stopped — even by price hikes from Netflix.<p>The streaming media giant reported far more new subscribers than analysts expected. The company said that 8.5 million people signed up for its service over the past three months, blowing past its …

Netflix

Three Networks Submit Bids For NFL's "TNF" Package; ABC, Turner Not Among Them

Surprisingly, only three TV networks -- CBS, Fox and NBC -- submitted formal bids for the NFL’s “TNF” package, suggesting that the TV home for the …

Televisions

No, ABC hasn't canceled Marvel’s Inhumans yet

Despite a lackluster first season, ABC isn’t ready to throw in the towel on <i>Marvel’s Inhumans</i>.<p>Rumors began circulating over the weekend that the …

Offbeat News

Broadcast Advertising Expected To Sink 3.2% For 2017, Cable Down 2.3%

For the first time in over six years, national TV advertising will decline in four consecutive quarters — all of 2017 — according to MoffettNathanson …

Televisions

Netflix adds a record 8 million subscribers

Netflix's recent price hike isn't denting its subscriber numbers.<p>Netflix (NFLX) said Monday it added more than 8 million net subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2017, marking the strongest quarterly subscription gains in its history.<p>The company credited the "stronger than expected" gains in new …

Netflix

Spotted: Walt Disney's Plane, formerly of Disney's Hollywood Studios backlot tour

The Disney Blog reader Andrew is a flight instructor and when he heard we’d been inquiring as the the condition of Walt Disney’s plane that used to …

Walt Disney Company

Wall Street Bullish on Netflix Ahead of Earnings

<b>Netflix</b> (NFLX) has been on a tear this year. Its shares have gained 15% in 2018, including a 2.5% gain today, buoyed in part by continued speculation …

Markets

Netflix’s market value tops $100bn for the first time

Netflix’s shares surged 9 per cent in after-hours trading on Monday, taking its market value past $100bn for the first time, as an increase in viewer …

Markets

The RedState Box Office Report

A softer weekend was a battle for the testosterone dollar<p>January is a month of polarity for studios. Their focus is on award shows and promoting …

Movies

The New York Times’ stock jumps following Facebook’s “trustworthy” news announcement

All the news that’s fit to post.<p>Facebook’s emphasis on trustworthy news is helping The New York Times’ stock.<p>Shortly before markets closed yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted that the social media company’s News Feed would prioritize news from sources that are “trustworthy, informative, …

Journalism

Avid CEO: ‘Massive Explosion’ of Content Has Created New Challenges for Media Companies

The significant surge in content, as well as the increased number of channels, platforms and devices that content can be viewed on, has created new …

Digital Media

Watching and Waiting for Another Media Megadeal

Rumors of a merger of media giants Viacom and CBS fired up earlier this month with a report in The Wrap that said the companies—which were, once, one …

Viacom

Why the Fight for Football Is a Look at Sports’ Future

The National Football League is taking offers for <i>Thursday Night Football</i>, and their choice could say a lot about what’s to come for sports …

NFL

15 Times The Simpsons Predicted The Future

From correctly predicting the Presidency of Donald Trump to Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox, The Simpsons, yes the longest-running animated TV show ever, has correctly predicted a bunch of wild events. Join Ryan as he shares fifteen of his favorite predictions that have come true.<p>by on

The Simpsons

Rupert Murdoch Recovering After Suffering Back Injury While Sailing

Rupert Murdoch is recovering at home after suffering a serious back injury. The media mogul was hospitalized after taking a fall while sailing …

Sailing

New Aliens shooter in the works from ex-BioShock and Doom devs

Hopes of a sequel to Alien Isolation have finally been quashed, as developers with experience of Doom and Metroid Prime start work on a new …

Metroid

Phone-hacking cases against Murdoch papers settled at last minute

Confidential settlement of cases against Sun and News of the World raises difficult issues for future hacking cases, judge says<p>Phone-hacking cases brought by Vic Reeves, Kate Thornton and two others against Rupert Murdoch’s Sun and News of the World have been confidentially settled, just as a …

Rupert Murdoch

Lionsgate Enters the Mix of Media Companies Looking to Merge, With Amazon, Verizon and CBS/Viacom Circling

With several big media mergers already underway and a fresh push to recombine CBS and Viacom already in motion, there’s another new entrant this week …

Streaming

Rupert Murdoch recovering from back injury

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, 86, has told his staff he is recuperating from a back injury suffered while sailing earlier this month and may spend …

Rupert Murdoch

Streaming Service FuboTV Taps SpotX For Programmatic Monetization

FuboTV, a streaming service geared toward sports fans, has inked a deal in which video ad-serving platform SpotX will lead the programmatic …

Advertising Industry

Here’s the chart that explains why CBS and Viacom want to merge

They’re big. But not nearly big enough.<p>In 2016, Shari Redstone wanted Viacom and CBS — the media companies her family controls — to merge. In 2017, she changed her mind, and said they were fine on their own. Now she wants them to hook up again.<p>Last year, Redstone’s argument for keeping the two …

Viacom

Here Is Every Single Disney Movie Scheduled For The Next Two Years And Its Release Date

There is already a lot known about many of the movies being released from Disney in 2018 and 2019, but there is actually much more than you may …

Entertainment

Redbox says Disney lawsuit is a baseless attempt to stamp out rivals

Last month, Disney filed a lawsuit against Redbox claiming that the rental company was violating Disney's copyrights. Redbox buys the Disney discs it rents at retail and when those discs come with download codes for digital copies, Redbox sells them to its customers. But Disney says that's against …

Walt Disney Company

Murdoch hospitalized after accident on son's yacht: report

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was hospitalized in January after suffering an accident on his son Lachlan's yacht, Vanity Fair reported Wednesday.<p>The …

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch suffered back injury during sailing accident

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch hurt his back in a recent sailing accident, according to a note provided to The Associated Press.<p>The 86-year-old sent a …

Business

T-Mobile partners with 20th Century Fox to offer $4 tickets to five upcoming movies

Before Disney’s proposed $52.4 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox gains all the necessary approvals, which could still take more than a year …

Movies

Lionsgate Ripe For Takeover As Amazon, Verizon and CBS-Viacom Emerge As Potential Suitors

With CBS and Viacom talking merger again, all eyes are on Lionsgate which is considered ripe for acquisition. According to one source, there are …

Entertainment Industry

EDITORIAL: Why The GAMBIT Movie Fell Apart, And What 21st Century Fox Can Do Next

After Gore Verbinski became the third director to leave <i>Gambit</i>, the chances of this movie ever happening got even thinner. Why has this movie been so …

Movies