NEW YORK - They normally ponder ways to entertain Americans, but media chiefs this week entertained more somber thoughts about the future of the United States, as several saw a fading superpower hobbled by the recession.
NEW YORK - Media: everyone worries about its survival, nobody knows how to make the Web pay, and for more people every day, it's a first-class ticket to layoffs.
NEW YORK - If Brian Roberts wants an audience, he's got one.
LONDON - Consumers will soon have to start paying for news and entertainment they have become used to getting for free on the Web as media firms face the reality that advertising can no longer foot the bill.
NEW YORK - Media executives have had a tumultuous year, with the slump in advertising spending and the game-changing business conditions caused by the flood of content onto the Internet.
NEW YORK - Comcast Corp announced on Thursday a deal to buy a controlling stake in NBC Universal from General Electric Co , a move that could redraw the media landscape.
NEW YORK - Yahoo Inc expects "exponential" growth in mobile advertising even as the overall market is only starting to emerge from its deep downturn, a top executive of the Internet media company said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON - Comcast Corp's NBC Universal deal faces a long and intense regulatory review that will likely end in approval only after the cable giant agrees to give rivals access to NBCU's television shows and movies, experts said on Thursday.
NEW YORK - Google Inc is banking on significant growth in online video ads as marketers become more sophisticated at targeting consumers interactively, a senior executive at the Web search giant said on Thursday. | Video
NEW YORK - Comcast Corp CEO Brian Roberts brokered the 2001 deal that turned the cable company his father founded into a national player, but he is perhaps better known for his failed attempt to buy Walt Disney Co in 2004.
LONDON - British cable operator Virgin Media believes new rules governing pay-TV could be in place as early as next July, potentially allowing it to make a big marketing push for the next soccer season.
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