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CBS sees ad prices rising for the fall season

May 02 2019

CBS Corp sees advertising prices rising for its slate of TV shows in the upcoming fall programming season, executives said, as the TV broadcaster and media company on Thursday reported first-quarter revenue falling short of analysts' estimates from weaker content licensing and distribution sales.

Comcast beats Wall Street profit estimates, explores NBC-Sky news network

Apr 25 2019

Comcast Corp reported first-quarter profit on Thursday that beat Wall Street estimates, boosted by additions of high-speed internet customers in a quarter that painted a mixed picture for the biggest U.S. cable provider.

Comcast first quarter profit beats Wall Street, misses on revenue

Apr 25 2019

April 25 Comcast Corp reported first-quarter profit on Thursday that beat Wall Street estimates, boosted by strong additions of high-speed internet customers in a quarter that painted another mixed picture for the biggest U.S. cable provider.

CBS suspends CEO search, fuelling Viacom merger expectations

Apr 23 2019

CBS Corp on Tuesday said it had suspended its search for a new chief executive and extended the role of its interim CEO Joseph Ianniello until the end of the year, renewing speculation the U.S. media company will seek to merge with peer Viacom Inc.

Writers Guild of America sues four major Hollywood talent agencies

Apr 18 2019

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES "The Wire" creator David Simon, seven other writers, and the Writers Guild of America sued the four major Hollywood talent agencies on Wednesday for getting paid in such a way that the agencies' financial interests prevail over those of their clients.

Writers Guild of America sues four major talent agencies

Apr 17 2019

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES, April 17 A long-simmering dispute between The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Association of Talent Agents (ATA) came to a head on Wednesday, with the WGA saying it had filed a lawsuit against the four major U.S. talent agencies.

Tiger Woods' victory in Masters a win for golf business

Apr 15 2019

Tiger Woods' victory at the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, his first major victory since 2008, is expected to lift sales for sponsors, broadcasters and golf courses lucky enough to host a tournament with Woods playing.

Tiger Woods' victory in Masters a win for golf business

Apr 15 2019

Tiger Woods' victory at the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, his first major victory since 2008, is expected to lift sales for sponsors, broadcasters and golf courses lucky enough to host a tournament with Woods playing.

As parents consider new streaming services, is there too much children's programming?

Apr 12 2019

Whether they prefer Elsa, SpongeBob or a Russian heroine named Masha, today's kids have endless reasons to beg for more screen time. Yet almost nobody thinks there is too much children's programming.

Apple TV+ joins crowded market for streaming options

Mar 25 2019

Apple Inc unveiled its Apple TV+ original content streaming service and Apple TV Channels subscription service on Monday without a price tag, making it difficult to evaluate how the new ventures will stack up to Netflix Inc and other competitors.

World News

India's Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security.