HBO Go To Launch As Stand-Alone Streaming Service In U.S. Next Year
The pay-TV network made the announcement during Time Warner's annual investor day Wednesday.
5 Charts That Show Why The Pay-TV Industry Should Be Very Nervous
A new report shows that twentysomethings are perfectly willing to subscribe to a streaming video service that gives them what they want, when they want, across devices ad-free. And increasingly they are getting that from alternatives other than cable.
How The DreamWorks Animation Sale Rumor Turned Worthless Stock Options Into A Small Profit For Jeffrey Katzenberg
Katzenberg bought more than 420,000 DreamWorks Animation stock options on Sept. 29, the first trading day after the Softbank deal rumor surfaced, and immediately sold them. They were set to expire on Oct. 27, and without the stock price pop from the deal rumor, they likely would have been worthless.
The Trouble With Dreamworks Animation
Jeffrey Katzenberg's desire to sell the studio he founded has been Hollywood's worst-kept secret for years. So why can't he make a deal?
Why Comcast May Soon Launch An Online-Only Subscription Service
Moving its set-top boxes and DVRs to a cloud-based delivery system positions Comcast to eventually offer a streaming video package with a smaller bundle of networks both inside and outside of its markets.
Your Favorite Old And New Music Videos Are About To Get A Brand Makeover
Universal Music Group, the world's largest record label, advertising agency Havas, and ad tech company Mirriad have teamed up to weave advertising campaigns directly into streaming music videos, including ones from years ago.
TV Ratings Now Focus On Who Will Watch In The Future
The start of the fall TV season marks the first real concerted effort by the big four broadcast networks – ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC — to highlight viewers for a show over a full week.The move reflects the shift away from live television viewing for entertainment programming and is aimed at prying more money away from advertisers.
Here's What Advertisers Should Really Be Doing To Pressure The NFL
Stern statements from brands like Pepsi and Anheuser-Busch aren't really damaging the league. If they want to affect real change, they need to hit the league and its owners where it hurts most — in their wallets.
The Hot New Online Matchmaking Trend Is In Home Renovation
Lowe's led a nearly $30 million funding round in Porch.com, which connects homeowners seeking to do renovation projects with verified, licensed professionals. Porch competes in the nascent but growing field of home renovation matchmaking.
What It's Like To Grow Up A Dallas Cowboys Fan In New Jersey
Welcome to my football fandom life.
Here's An Idea For Michael Bloomberg: Buy CNN
The investment banker turned media mogul turned New York City mayor is heading back to run the company he founded. And as Bloomberg expands its news operation into magazines, politics, and more, his first order of business should be to buy CNN.
Fantasy Sports League FanDuel Raises $70 Million In Venture Capital Round Typically Reserved For Hot Tech Startups
Shamrock Capital Advisors led the round, joined by new investors NBC Sports Ventures and KKR. The new round is seven times larger than its last capital raise and brings FanDuel's total amount raised to $88 million.
Rupert Murdoch, Who Controls A Sizable Media Conglomerate, Tweets About Amazon Being A Monopoly
A media mogul may be Twitter's best troll.
HBO Could Earn More Than $100 Million From Subscribers Who Currently Pay It Nothing
As many as 10% of HBO's 30 million subscribers are "non-revenue generating." A new report from Barclays Capital says converting half of those subscribers to paying ones would generate between $72 million and $144 million in cash.
AT&T To Roll Out High-Speed Broadband Service On Apple's Home Turf, May Expand It To Google's
Cupertino will be the first California market in which AT&T will deploy its fiber network. The telecommunications giant, whose $67 billion deal to acquire DirecTV is under regulatory review, may also expand the rollout to San Francisco, Oakland, and parts of San Jose, including Mountain View.
Seth Meyers Is Unhappy With His Cable Company, Which Will Soon Be Part Of His Parent Company
Of being a Time Warner Cable subscriber, Seth Meyers said, "It's not great, I don't love it." His comments came during an interview with BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti as part of BuzzFeed Brews with CBS This Morning.
Fox To Time Warner: We Are Done
One day after withdrawing their offer to buy Time Warner, Rupert Murdoch and top deputy Chase Carey made clear they have moved on from the deal. In making those comments, which came as Fox reported fiscal fourth quarter 2014 earnings, the company puts the pressure squarely on Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes to perform.
Time Warner Counts On Kids, Content Creation To Justify Rejecting Murdoch's Bid
The company outlined four key areas for growth on its earnings call Wednesday, among them a big push into the kids market and leveraging its library of new and old programming.
Murdoch Stuns Media Industry By Withdrawing Offer For Time Warner
But the move could just be a negotiating ploy.
Why I Tuned Out Brian Williams
The NBC Nightly News anchor's relentless desire to be funny has reached the point of diminishing returns.