Media

The big business of digital video

Digital video is a big business and now the race is on to own the next frontier in this budding industry.

Comcast’s streaming service

Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company is doing something no cable company has done before, but will it win over the cord-cutters?

Sun Valley dealmakers

The town of Sun Valley, Idaho is known for two things: skiing and the coming together of media moguls.

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Taylor Swift has decided to put her '1989' album on Apple Music.

Taylor Swift has decided to put her latest album, “1989,” on Apple Music after a well-publicized fee dispute with the company. “After the events of this week, I’ve decided to put 1989 on Apple Music…and happily so,” the “Bad Blood” singer tweeted on Thursday. Read More Analyst: Why Apple needed to appease Taylor Swift In an open …

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Taylor Swift performing

Taylor Swift is known for many things: her chart-topping hits and a long list of ex-boyfriends among them. But now she is earning a reputation as an advocate for artists, songwriters and producers, taking on tech giant Apple for not paying those professionals during a three month free trial for its new music streaming service. …

Movie chains under investigation

Julia Boorstin tells us why the Department of Justice is going after some of the biggest movie theater chains in the country.

Disney unveils toys that play back

Will Disney’s big bet on toys that play back pay off?

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Cable customers could see better service as a result of the industry’s latest planned merger—and maybe mitigate rate hikes. Charter Communications said Tuesday it will purchase Time Warner Cable for $55 billion in a deal that would merge the second and third biggest U.S. cable companies. Charter said it also plans to acquire sixth-largest cable …

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Charter Communications confirmed Tuesday it will purchase Time Warner Cable for $55 billion in a deal that would merge the second and third biggest U.S. cable companies and create a larger rival to Comcast Corp. The deal values each Time Warner Cable share at about $195.71 based on Charter’s closing price on May 20, the …

Can Netflix stock keep running?

Why are investors piling into Netflix and what could cause the run to cool off? Julia Boorstin reports.

Cable TV deals on the table

Cable programmers are gathered at the Internet & Television Expo to talk about the future of the industry.

Disney yields magical results

Disney beat on both earnings and revenue with a big lift from the company’s theme parks.

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Marcus Mariota (left) and Jameis Winston

With spring finally starting to show its true colors, it seems like a good time to plan a weekend full of outdoor activities. Not so fast! This may be one of the greatest weekends in sports and entertainment in a long time. It’s loaded with big-name events, athletes, celebrities and even horses. What follows is …

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The ESPNZone logo is displayed outside the facility at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

Sports network ESPN has sued Verizon for an alleged breach of contract relating to the telecom giant’s new cable plan. The network is seeking damages related to the plan, which allows FiOS customers to choose a smaller bundle of television channels each month. In a suit filed Monday in New York Supreme Court, ESPN said …

Comcast – Time Warner Cable deal collapses

Comcast walks away from its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable. So what happens next to the companies and the broader industry?