| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:27 AM
After the coffee. Before going into Aereo withdrawal.
The Skinny: I watched the first episode of HBO's "The Leftovers." I'm intrigued but need to see one or two more episodes to determine whether I'll get hooked. Thursday's roundup includes all the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Broadcasting giant CBS Corp. reported 7% lower second-quarter profit due to softer advertising sales, including at its marquee CBS broadcast network, and lower program licensing fees.
For the quarter ended June 30, CBS reported net income of $439...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Grooved surfaces and floor-to-ceiling glass form the fabric of this angular compound set on more than 1 1/2 acres on the outskirts of Palm Springs in Rancho Mirage. Owned by Madeline Redstone, sister-in-law to media magnate Sumner Redstone, the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
It was all about the cowabungas and pizza at the premiere of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angles on Sunday.
Star Will Arnett said growing up it was his little brother who was more of a fan of the turtles. "I was...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:10 AM
Viacom is hoping some muscular turtles can stomp out the doldrums at its Paramount Pictures movie studio.
Paramount this week releases the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie, which comes on the heels of the studio's summer blockbuster, "Transformers:...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Media stocks enjoyed a heady run in the bull market of 2013. Shares of most major congloms closed out the last full week of the year at or near 52-week highs.
Netflix regained its platinum-plated status, thanks to solid subscriber growth and a...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Union employees at the Motion Picture and Television Fund have ratified a three-year deal, covering about 500 staff members.
The deal includes 1% annual pay increases and bonuses, according to SEIU-UHW spokesman Sean Wherley said. MPTF CEO Bob Beitcher...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:21 AM
After the coffee. Before the first of many trips to Pasadena.
The Skinny: The winter version of the Television Critics Assn. press tour kicks off today in Pasadena. Are you as excited as I am? Actually, it's not so bad (good schmoozing and free food)...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
On Jan. 9, Harvard Law School celebrated Sumner Redstone's $10 million donations to his alma mater -- the largest public service grant the school has ever received. Dean Martha Minow, Viacom's Philippe Dauman and Par's Brad Grey were in attendance at...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:13 AM
Media company Viacom Inc. has significantly expanded its international footprint by buying television outlet Channel 5 Broadcasting in Britain.
Viacom, which owns cable channels MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, on Thursday said it has agreed to...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:05 PM
Cable television giant Viacom Inc. is spending nearly $760 million to buy Britain's popular Channel 5 Broadcasting service.
The acquisition, announced Thursday, catapults the New York media company into a rare league. It would become owner of a public...