• California Mar 26, 2019

    Apple Announces Its Long-Awaited Streaming TV Service

    Apple announced a new streaming service, Apple TV Plus, which will house its original shows and movies and could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself.

  • director Mar 24, 2019

    Jordan Peele's ‘Us' Scares Up $70.3M Debut

    Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker’s “Get Out” became a box-office sensation, his frightening follow-up, “Us,” debuted with $70.3 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The opening, well above forecasts, had few parallels. It was the largest debut for an original horror film (only the “It” remake and last year’s “Halloween” have...

  • CEO Mar 20, 2019

    Disney Closes $71B Deal for Fox Entertainment Assets

    The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney Plus, due out later this year. It will also likely lead to layoffs in the thousands, thanks to duplication in Fox and Disney film-production staff.

  • Los Angeles Nov 27, 2018

    Disney, Fox Sued in LA By Malaysian Resort Company Over Proposed Theme Park

    The Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox were sued Monday in Los Angeles for more than $1 billion by a Malaysian casino company which alleges the studios backed out of an agreement to sponsor a “Fox World” theme park outside Kuala Lumpur.

  • CEO Nov 24, 2018

    White House Deputy Chief Receiving Millions From Fox

    White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Bill Shine has received millions of dollars in severance from Fox News Channel’s parent company and is owed millions more, a new financial disclosure report shows.

  • New York Nov 21, 2018

    Amazon Exposed Customer Names and Emails in ‘Technical Error'

    Amazon exposed some customers’ names and emails due to a “technical error,” according to emails the company sent to affected customers. Several people shared screenshots of the emails online Wednesday morning. BetaNews first reported the incident. In a statement, Amazon said, “We have fixed the issue and informed customers who may have been impacted.” Despite the exposure, Amazon told the...

  • New York Nov 20, 2018

    Amazon Bids for Disney's 22 Regional Sports Networks, Sources Say

    Bidding has begun for the 22 regional sports TV networks Disney acquired from 21st Century Fox. Amazon is bidding for all of the networks, including the YES Network, sources familiar said. Blackstone, a unknown sovereign wealth fund, along with the Yankees, are also bidding for the New York network.

  • NFL Nov 6, 2018

    Pro and College Football Games Dominate the TV Ratings

    While political battles raged, viewers overwhelmingly cast their TV votes for football. Eight of the 10 most popular telecasts last week were NFL and college games or related programs, according to Nielsen ratings released Tuesday. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” Green Bay-New England contest was the top-rated NFL game of the season on any channel, the network said. More than 23...

  • CEO Sep 26, 2018

    Fox Will Sell Sky Stake to Comcast for Around $15 Billion

    21st Century Fox will sell the remainder of its stake in U.K.-based broadcaster Sky, the company announced on Wednesday, just days after Comcast out dueled Fox in a takeover bid. Comcast and Fox have been embroiled in a bidding war for Sky, which is viewed as a coveted international asset in the pay-TV industry. On Saturday, the companies squared off...

  • Canada Aug 20, 2018

    ‘Crazy Rich Asians' Shines Bright at the Box Office, Expected to Bring in $25M Over Weekend

    Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance “Crazy Rich Asians” debuted at No. 1 in North American theaters this weekend, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare like “Mile 22.” Warner Bros. estimates that the film earned $25.2 million over the weekend and $34 million since its opening Wednesday. It’s a surefire win for the film, which cost...

  • Canada Jul 30, 2018

    ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout' Shoots to No. 1

    After six movies, 22 years, countless bruises and a broken ankle, Tom Cruise’s death-defying “Mission: Impossible” stunts continue to pay off at the box office. “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” easily took the No. 1 spot on the domestic charts this weekend. Paramount Pictures estimates that it earned $61.5 million from 4,386 North American theaters. Not accounting for inflation, it’s a...

  • NBC News Jul 19, 2018

    Comcast Drops Pursuit of 21st Century Fox Assets, Ending Bidding War With Disney

    Comcast says it’s dropping out of the bidding war for Twenty-First Century Fox’s entertainment business, instead focusing on its bid for the U.K.’s Sky. The announcement Thursday leaves the path open for The Walt Disney Co. to buy the Twenty-First Century Fox assets with its $71 billion offer. The Department of Justice has okayed Disney’s bid as long as it...

  • California Jul 17, 2018

    Netflix Plummets After Big Miss on Subscriber Growth

    Netflix is adding subscribers at a slower pace than envisioned, renewing fears that its growth may sputter as the video streaming service tries to fend off fiercer competition. The numbers released Monday mark a rare letdown for a company that has enthralled investors with its ability to consistently top expectations.

  • Donald Trump Jun 20, 2018

    Happening Today: ‘Tender Age' Shelters, Smoking, Hogweed, XXXTentacion, Seth MacFarlane

    Here’s what to know for Wednesday, June 20.

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2018

    ‘Family Guy' Creator Seth MacFarlane Donates $2.5 Million to NPR After Fox Slam

    Five days after Fox News host Tucker Carlson told viewers to discredit anything they hear on rival news networks, “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane donated a combined $2.5 million to NPR and its Los Angeles affiliate, an NPR spokeswoman told NBC. MacFarlane gave $2 million to NPR for its Collaborative Journalism Network and $500,000 to NPR station KPCC. MacFarlane’s representatives...

  • Donald Trump Jun 13, 2018

    Federal Judge Approves AT&T-Time Warner Merger

    A federal judge approved the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner on Tuesday, potentially ushering in a wave of media consolidation while shaping how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon green-lit the merger without imposing major conditions as some experts had expected. The Trump Justice Department had sued to block the...

  • judge Jun 9, 2018

    How One D.C. Judge's Decision on the AT&T, Time Warner Merger Could Change US Media

    A senior judge at the U.S. District court for the District of Columbia, Richard Leon will decide on Tuesday whether to approve AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, NBC News reported. AT&T’s argument for the merger is focused on the looming threat from tech companies that have used the internet to sidestep the traditional media distribution methods of movie...

  • NBC News Jun 13, 2018

    Comcast Announces Plan to Outbid Disney for Fox Assets

    Comcast announced Wednesday that it is preparing to trump Disney’s $52.4-billion stock bid to acquire much of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, NBC News reported. Comcast, which owns NBCUniversal, the parent company of this station, did not detail the size of its potential offer but said it would be “all-cash,” according to a press release from the Philadelphia cable giant....

  • disney May 17, 2018

    'Deadpool' Oozes Back to Life

    The Marvel anti-hero returns Friday to carve a new trail of blood and wisecracks, making his own mark in the presumed summer of “Solo.”

  • Instagram Apr 23, 2018

    ‘A Quiet Place,' ‘Rampage' Lead Newcomers at Box Office

    Studio estimates on Sunday have placed “A Quiet Place,” with $22 million, in first, and “Rampage” in second with $21 million, but it’s possible those numbers may shift when final results are tallied on Monday.

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