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  • Media Stocks on Upswing as Dow Tops 17,000 for First Time

    Major media congloms rode the enthusiasm on Wall Street Thursday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 17,000 for the first time, propelled by a better-than-expected jobs report for June. As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day on...
  • Rupert Murdoch may not take no for an answer from Time Warner

    Rupert Murdoch wants one more jewel for his crown. The 83-year-old media mogul's audacious $80-billion bid to acquire Time Warner was rejected, but people close to Murdoch say that he hasn't given up. Time Warner's stock soared 17% on Wednesday amid...
  • 'School of Rock' to become Nickelodeon series

    'School of Rock' to become Nickelodeon series
    Richard Linklater's 2003 film "School of Rock" will become a Nickelodeon series, and he will serve as executive producer. Two Viacom divisions, Nickelodeon and Paramount Television, are teaming for the project, they announced Monday. Production begins...
  • 'Transformers' crushes 'Tammy,' 'Evil' to lead weekend box office

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" collected $36.4 million in ticket sales over the three-day July 4 weekend, storming ahead of new films "Tammy," "Deliver Us From Evil" and "Earth to Echo" to lead the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second...
  • Netflix Taps Ex-Nickelodeon Exec Brian Wright to Lead Kids' Content Deals

    Netflix has hired Brian Wright, most recently Nickelodeon's senior VP of live-action development, to head up the streaming service provider's stepped-up efforts to acquire kids and family programming. Wright reports to Cindy Holland, Netflix's VP of...
  • Viacom Claims Cablevision Engaged in Fraud in Pact for Channel Carriage

    Viacom is claiming that Cablevision's 2012 negotiations for carriage of its cable networks were a "complete sham" and is asking a federal judge to void an agreement that gives the cable operator rights to carry MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, BET and...
  • 'Let's Be Cops' Campaign Feeds Twitter Blurbs Into TV Ads (Exclusive)

    Who needs critics? 20th Century Fox is pulling upbeat bon mots from Twitter about "Let's Be Cops" -- the goofy buddy-cop comedy picture that bows Aug. 13 -- into TV ads shortly after the tweets are posted. The studio is working with social-media...
  • Box Office: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Battles 'Guardians' for Top Spot in Mid-$40 Millions

    Tornadoes and turtles and space cowboys careen into each other at the multiplexes this weekend as studios looking to wring the last juices out of a parched summer flood the box office with four new wide releases. The big question mark isn't which of...
  • Viacom's Nickelodeon Sees Volume Gains In Advance Ad Sales

    Viacom's Nickelodeon has completed sales as part of TV's annual efforts to secure advertising for the coming season, according to its head of ad sales, and expects to notch gains in volume of advance commitments from sponsors. "I would say that we saw...
  • Paramount's thin film slate puts drag on Viacom profit

    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:...
  • Viacom 3Q Profit Falls 5% Due to Film Revenue Declines

    Viacom said third-quarter net income fell just over 5% due to revenue shortfalls at its filmed-entertainment business and a gain of just 1% in revenue at its cable-network portfolio. The owner of the Paramount movie studio and cable outlets like MTV...