Comcast reached an agreement with Time Warner that will allow the cable-television giant to air content from Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting unit on Comcast's Xfinity videostreaming service.
Don't bet on it. While media chatter has it that the conservatives at Comcast are going to overhaul MSNBC's lineup, the problems with Olbermann were more managerial than political. The channel's demographics are actually quite favorable, and other shows' ratings are strong.
Google is considering a plan to expand its Android newsstand -- and heat rivalry with Apple's iTunes -- by charging publishers a lower price to sell news to Android users than the 30% fee that Apple typically charges to sell apps on iTunes. Will that be enough to attract more news?
With the launch of the Apple iPad, the retirement of Larry King and the ascension of WikiLeaks, 2010 was a year for the media history books. Here's columnist Jonathan Berr's list of the top media stories of the year.
Time magazine has unveiled its Person of the Year for 2010: Facebook founder Zuckerberg. And in a separate accolade, his company was also named the Best Place to Work for 2011 in an employee survey. You can almost hear the seething over at Google.
That's the price tag for a Prima Cinema system that'll let you watch the latest releases at home from day one. The cost is sure to keep the market small, for now at least. The promise is that this is just the first step to more widespread at-home distribution.
In its transition from mail-order DVDs to streaming video, Netflix's latest move -- a new plan that offers unlimited downloads and no DVDs for $7.99 per month -- highlights why the company has been so successful.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" had the most successful opening of the series so far, bringing in $125 million in U.S. box office sales last weekend. That gives the Warner Bros. title the sixth-most successful U.S. movie launch ever.
The only thing that's surprising about Lou Dobbs getting hired by the Fox Business Channel was that it didn't happen sooner. Still, liberals were predictably outraged, no matter how low Fox Business's ratings are.
When News Corp. made high-profile donations to Republican organizations, liberals were outraged, saying it proved that Fox News Channel is a front for the Republican Party. On the opposite side of the political aisle, the same point was made after Keith Olbermann's suspension by MSNBC. The truth, though, is more ambiguous.
After filmmakers last week threatened to shoot "The Hobbit" films elsewhere, New Zealand has come up with $25 million in incentives to keep production in the country. The prequels to the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, which also was filmed in New Zealand, will start filming early next year.
The cable network has a novel liquor-store marketing campaign tied to Canadian Club whiskey for its Prohibition-era drama Boardwalk Empire. Some critics fear it may have an influence on an unintended audience: children and young adults.
What companies have shelled out the most to America's political campaigns? Using data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, we've created a top-10 list, offering a look at the candidates they support, the issues that concern them and their lobbying habits.
In these slimmed down times, employees often pick up more responsibilities at work without receiving more pay. But there is a bright side. James Altucher of Formula Capital explains how you can turn the tables to help your employer while also ensuring a better future for yourself. Here's what you need to do.
CNN says it's confident about its newest show, starring Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer, but there's reason to think the network is already quietly lining up the fire trucks next to the runway in expectation of a flameout.
CNN's great 8PM hope, Parker Spitzer, garnered lackluster ratings in its debut Monday night, trailing Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and CNN's own sister network HLN. Television critics, meanwhile, savaged the program.
CNN is sick of being the punching bag of the cable news world. Explaining why the network replaced the head of CNN U.S., CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton cited what he described as unfair press coverage focusing on CNN's declining ratings, while ignoring its growing profitability.
CNN president Jonathan Klein has been hard at work this year remaking the network's primetime lineup, its most important programming block. But whether or not his effort proves successful, he won't be around to find out.
In theory, the role of the director of the White House National Economic Council is to present the president with an unbiased range of economic opinions. Larry Summers didn't do that -- he promoted his own views instead. But what will his successor do -- and will it make any difference?
Magazine publishers are at great pains these days to please Apple, whose fast-selling tablet computer, the iPad, just may be the key to their future survival. But following all the persnickety dictates handed down by Steve Jobs isn't always easy, as Sports Illustrated recently realized.
The British newspaper journalist and TV personality will take over in 2011 from King, who was originally set to retire this fall. Morgan is already known to U.S. viewers of America's Got Talent, the British show's spin-off.
People wants to use magazine photos on its iPad app for free, claiming the app is merely a product extension, not new content that must be additionally paid for. The photo agencies disagree, and they're threatening to pull their photos.
The citizens of Red State America are hopping mad, and they're doing something about it: buying magazines. Titles for gun lovers, hunters, conservatives and Nascar fans were among the fastest-growing publications in the first half of 2010.
Some analysts are now worried about falling prices, sending big investors fleeing stocks for safer assets. But earnings are healthy and pockets of strength are emerging, suggesting it's a good time to go against the grain.
The world's biggest magazine company is getting a new boss. Ann Moore, who has served as chairman and chief executive of Time Inc. since 2002, is relinquishing the CEO title to Jack Griffin, previously of Meredith Corp.
Unintentional hilarity is usually not a good thing in a corporate earnings call, but when your results are as strong as those reported Wednesday by Time Warner, you can afford to have a sense of humor.