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  • Liam Neeson's 'Taken 3' tops weekend box office with $39.2M debut

    Liam Neeson has a new skill to add to his resume: taking down "The Hobbit" at the box office. "Taken 3" swiped first place at the box office away from three-week reigning champion "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." The 20th Century Fox thriller...
  • 'Taken 3' topples three-week 'Hobbit' reign at weekend box office

    After three weeks atop the box office, "The Hobbit" has been taken down by Liam Neeson. "Taken 3" nabbed the top spot at the weekend box office in North America with $40.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The third installment of the 20th...
  • At CES gadget show: Internet-only TV subscription from Dish; new sets go beyond offering 4K

    One of the biggest changes in television this year will be more channels available online with no separate cable or satellite subscription. But for would-be cord-cutters, watching live sports online has been elusive — until now. Dish Network Corp....
  • 'The Hobbit' tops box office again, 'Into the Woods' and 'Unbroken' close behind

    Hollywood kicked off the New Year on a positive note, with three films vying closely for the weekend box-office title that nevertheless remained with "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" for the third straight week. Peter Jackson's Middle-earth...
  • Old media meets new media, and they like each other

    Old media meets new media, and they like each other
    It started out as a titanic clash between old and new media — and sort of petered out. Earlier this year, Google Inc. and Viacom settled what had been billed as a landmark lawsuit over alleged copyright violations at YouTube, which Google acquired...
  • Sports museum to open for TIA

    Teen Impact Affiliates, which supports the Teen Impact Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, is planning its second annual Fall Fundraiser, which will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Sports Museum of Los Angeles. This private...
  • Sesame Workshop retains Brown Johnson as consultant

    Brown Johnson, an influential former Nickelodeon programming executive, is working as a consultant with Sesame Workshop. Johnson is the second prominent Nickelodeon executive to join Sesame Street, the television home for Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar and other...
  • CBS extends CEO Leslie Moonves' contract to 2019

    Leslie Moonves, chief executive of CBS Corp., plans to stay in the job at least through June 2019. CBS' corporate board on Thursday said that it has extended Moonves' employment agreement for two more years. His stewardship had been scheduled to end...
  • TV Land Sets New Showrunners for 'The Soul Man'

    TV Land has tapped sitcom vets Bill Martin and Mike Schiff as showrunners for the fourth season of the Cedric the Entertainer comedy "The Soul Man." "Soul Man" will have a 12-episode run on the Viacom cabler next year. Sherri Shepherd, former co-host...
  • TV's Ability To Keep Ad Dollars Flowing Is Under Scrutiny

    What gas is to cars, advertising is to media companies. And there's a sense emerging that there may be less fuel in this business sector's tank in the weeks ahead. Concerns were crystallized Tuesday during a conference call Discovery Communications...
  • Cable Under Fire: Plunge in Ratings Could Spell Trouble for Top Nets

    Steve Burke is not an executive prone to exaggeration. If anything, the NBCUniversal CEO is known for his understated style in public settings. So when Burke made a blunt statement about ratings growth potential for the Peacock's domestic cable...