Last Build Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:42:24 EDTCopyright: copyright © 2016 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:04:11 EDTJust months after being acquired by Hollywood talent agency WME-ING, the UFC is going A-list, with 23 celebrities, including Ben Affleck, Adam Levine and Serena and Venus Williams, investing in the rapidly growing sport.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:21:06 EDTSpending on political advertising on local broadcast television in 2016 is expected to reach $2.8 billion, about $300 million less than what was spent in 2012—a result of the Trump campaign’s strategy.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:41:22 EDTDunkin’ Brands said it would launch bottled Dunkin’ Donuts coffee in U.S. stores early next year. The ready-to-drink coffee will be produced and distributed by Coca-Cola Co.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:43:23 EDTFederal regulators Thursday delayed a vote on a proposal to overhaul the market for TV set-top boxes, dealing a setback to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on one of his top priorities for the year.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:31:24 EDTHackers used an army of hijacked security cameras and video recorders to launch several massive internet attacks last week, prompting fresh concern about the vulnerability of millions of “smart” devices in homes and businesses connected to the internet.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:58:30 EDTWeeks after cementing a powerful role in her family’s $40 billion media empire, Shari Redstone is moving to undo the last big strategic move of her ailing father, Sumner Redstone: the divorce of Viacom and CBS.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:10:10 EDTPay TV providers could lose nearly $1 billion in revenue from cord-cutters over the next 12 months, as consumers find savings by switching to standalone internet and streaming services, a new survey says.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:33:16 EDTTime Warner and Viacom are among bidders circling Telefónica’s Argentine television broadcaster Telefe for a potential acquisition, people familiar with the discussions said.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:33:17 EDTFederal regulators’ proposal to overhaul the market for TV set-top boxes remained on a knife’s edge a day ahead of a scheduled vote by the Federal Communications Commission.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:35:48 EDTLawyers representing Hulk Hogan and other creditors of Gawker Media have asked a bankruptcy judge to authorize a probe into transactions conducted by the online-media company before its bankruptcy filing.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:24:28 EDTA federal appeals court welcomed selfie culture into the voting booth, striking down a New Hampshire law that banned voters from sharing photos of their marked ballots on social media.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:08:12 EDTA German privacy watchdog has ordered Facebook to stop collecting user data from its messenger subsidiary WhatsApp, the latest clash between European privacy authorities and the social-network company.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:20:49 EDTWalt Disney on Monday emerged as another potential bidder for Twitter Inc., the struggling social-media service, people familiar with the matter said.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:39:01 EDTMonday night’s debate was a major test for debate host NBC News and its top anchor Lester Holt, after a string of debate-related controversies that have dogged NBCUniversal’s news operations.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:56:43 EDTThe record industry sued one of the most popular sites for converting YouTube music videos into permanent audio files, a fast-growing form of music piracy known as stream ripping.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:43:11 EDTThe National Basketball Association’s Philadelphia 76ers on Monday became the first organization among the four major U.S. sports leagues to invest in teams that compete at videogames, a hot area attracting major advertisers and talent with ties to traditional sports.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:55:24 EDTWith the arrival of Google’s new Allo service, it’s worth looking beneath the hood to see how popular messaging services care for users’ private correspondence.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:20 EDTFurniture retailer West Elm is worried about following other chains down the rabbit hole of opening too many stores. So the company has another plan to sustain its growth: launching a chain of boutique hotels.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:26:13 EDTMiller Lite is picking a fight with its rival in a new ad campaign that takes direct aim at the nation’s top-selling beer: Bud Light.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:01:41 EDTThe investment, which sprang from the friendship of the sons of the magazine founder and a Singapore businessman, provides Rolling Stone with expansion opportunities in Asia.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:00:11 EDTDigital media trade body Digital Content Next is launching an automated online ad marketplace called TrustX, in a bid to bring more transparency to online advertising.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:56:07 EDTEvan Spiegel, CEO of renamed Snap Inc., calls the video-sharing sunglasses “a toy” but sees an upside to freeing his app from smartphone cameras.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:02:09 EDTMarketers pouring huge sums into digital advertising are wrestling with several recent events that underscore a troubling picture: some are finding they can’t be sure how well that money was spent or what they’ve received in return for it.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:53:49 EDTThe intrusion was launched from computers in Russia and sought data on 30 to 40 targeted users of the company’s online services who did business in Russia, a person familiar with the matter said.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:11:51 EDTYahoo disclosed a security breach by a “state-sponsored actor” affecting at least 500 million users, potentially the largest such breach on record and the latest hurdle for the company as it works through the sale of its core business.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:24:34 EDTAd buyers and marketers are upset with Facebook after learning the tech giant miscalculated the average time people spent watching video ads on its platform.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:09:41 EDTJ.P. Morgan Chase is among companies scrambling to respond to a report that detailed a range of nontransparent advertising practices and conflicts of interest arising from agencies’ investments.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:00:31 EDT“Monster Trucks” won’t hit theaters for four months, but it appears to have already driven Paramount Pictures off course.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:05:44 EDTCash-strapped SolarCity is trying to cut marketing costs amid competition from smaller upstarts using cheaper sales tactics.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:28:04 EDTViacom said interim CEO Tom Dooley will depart in November and that it is slashing its dividend in half, moves to help the media giant make a clean break with the past and get its finances in order.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:17:01 EDTFacebook plans to broaden a program that gives free advertising to online activists that fight back against online hate-speech, in a bid to undermine internet propaganda from Islamist terrorists and far-right radicals.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:22:46 EDTShares of the ad tech company the Trade Desk jumped more than 67% after going public on Wednesday, as the company looks to buck the recent trend of stock declines in the sector.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:07:24 EDTThe unorthodox approach Donald Trump has taken to campaigning for president took a toll on broadcasters, as signs emerged that advertising spending in the race for the White House would be worse than expected.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:44:07 EDTThe Sept. 26 debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is expected to reduce ratings for ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Ad buyers are predicting about 10.3 million to 11 million viewers, which would be down 15% to 20% from last year’s average Monday Night Football rating.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:14:36 EDTA huge jump in music streaming contributed to an 8.1% increase in record companies’ U.S. revenue in the first half of 2016, compared with the same period a year earlier. The growth was the industry’s strongest since the CD boom of the late 1990s.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:06:39 EDTSales of Pokémon products have been lifted by the popularity of ”Pokemon Go,” and the company is hoping to bring the smartphone app to China and South Korea.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:09:36 EDTHollywood movie producers often try to cast Chinese actors in U.S. films to appeal to audiences in China, which is on track to become the world’s largest box office in the next couple of years. The tactic has yielded mixed results.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:24:10 EDTTwentieth Century Fox is launching a new “Avatar”-inspired attraction it hopes will keep fans interested in one of the studio’s most important properties.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:15:30 EDTFacebook is hiring Anand Chandrasekaran, a high-profile technology executive with expertise in Silicon Valley and India, to help develop strategies for its Messenger app.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:01:58 EDTVeteran winners dominated top categories at the 68th Emmy Awards, underscoring the institution’s challenge in keeping up with a TV landscape that has changed rapidly in recent years.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:03:13 EDT‘Sully,’ the film drama about Capt. Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger’s ‘Miracle on the Hudson,’ held on to the top spot at the box office, outshining new releases featuring the Blair Witch, Bridget Jones and Edward Snowden.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:49:23 EDTNaspers, Africa’s biggest company, is making a push into the U.S. online-classifieds market in a bid to topple a household name, Craigslist.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:49:15 EDTA successful Twitter NFL experiment foreshadows major changes in the way we consume sports.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:03:08 EDTTelemundo is overhauling its programming to appeal to a U.S. Hispanic audience whose tastes are changing. In July, the Spanish-language network introduced three prime-time series that don’t hew to telenovela stereotypes and clichés.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:17:22 EDTThe magazine Modern Luxury Brides is changing its name to Modern Luxury Weddings to be more representative of marriage in today’s society and broaden its appeal to same-sex couples.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:18:55 EDTTwitter’s high-profile debut live-streaming a National Football League game went off without a glitch Thursday night, but low viewership numbers indicate that most football fans still prefer to watch the game on traditional TV. An average audience of 243,000 viewers per minute watched the New York Jets beat the Buffalo Bills via a live-stream broadcast on Twitter.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:56:41 EDT21st Century Fox filed a lawsuit against Netflix, accusing the streaming-video giant of illegally hiring two of its executives who were under contract.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:22:41 EDTA slightly unusual scene unfolded Friday at some Apple Inc. stores, where the normal lines of camped-out shoppers eager to buy the latest iPhone were replaced in certain locations by smaller throngs who had preordered the largely sold-out phone.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:43:59 EDTAhead of the first presidential debate, political advertisers are planning to grab millions of viewers’ eyes—but with a difference. The showdowns have no television commercials, so the focus will be online.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:42:19 EDTThe pilsner of choice in many bars around the world has gone flat in the country of its birth, outdone by Jupiler and changing tastes.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:16:05 EDTWalt Disney has tapped former Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment executive Bruce Rosenblum to run the business operations at its television unit.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:35:48 EDTTime Inc. named Jen Wong to the newly created position of chief operating officer, the latest in a string of changes at the magazine publisher as it looks to boost digital revenue and broaden its opportunities.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:20:55 EDTApple News will now allow publishers to sell subscriptions through the app, bringing back a major element of the old Apple Newsstand.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:37:09 EDTComcast’s NBCUniversal is eliminating about 200 jobs at DreamWorks Animation, the animation studio it acquired earlier this year for $3.8 billion, the company said Thursday.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:52:33 EDTPandora Media has rolled out a new version of its ad-free internet radio service, allowing subscribers to replay songs, skip more of them and listen offline for the same $4.99 monthly price.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:17:00 EDTA panel of British lawmakers accused two former News Corp executives of misleading Parliament when the pair were questioned about the phone-hacking scandal at the firm’s now-closed News of The World tabloid, while exonerating a third one as well as the company’s U.K. division.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:29:16 EDTFox News co-presidents Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine, who were tapped to lead the network after the departure of Roger Ailes, have signed multiyear contracts, 21st Century Fox Inc. said.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:00:07 EDTIn a multiyear deal whose price tag could be around $275 million, Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting unit has acquired the commercial-TV rights to the complete “Star Wars” library, including four future films.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:57:34 EDTThe social media service targets the video market with a new app, at a time when the company is trying to revive user growth.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:47:13 EDTLayer3 TV, a startup pay-TV distributor, is targeting high-end customers with a robust selection of networks delivered over the internet.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:48:00 EDTNetflix agreed to make its streaming-video service available to Liberty Global video subscribers in more than 30 countries.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:35:14 EDTTwo 18-wheelers have taken Newport lounges to events popular with young adults as part of Reynolds’ aggressive push to boost sales of the nation’s No. 2 cigarette brand.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:10:40 EDTUnder Armour is hoping to improve its standing among tastemakers with the debut of a high-end clothing line at New York Fashion Week.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:00:21 EDTTime Inc. named Rich Battista its new chief executive officer, continuing a shuffling of the top ranks at the biggest U.S. magazine publisher.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:46:54 EDTRelativity Media LLC’s ‘The Disappointments Room’ flopped at the box office over the weekend, curtailing the studio’s hopes the film would boost its postbankruptcy bottom line.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:39:24 EDTTidal, a music-streaming service controlled by Jay Z and a group of other musicians, burned through cash in 2015, showing the challenge it faces in competing with Spotify and Apple Music.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 01:45:58 EDTThe abundance of free tunes uploaded to the internet each day has been making it hard for the music industry to sell them. Now, European officials have a potential solution.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 06:46:17 EDTPandora Media has signed direct licensing agreements with major record labels, in a move seen pushing it closer to offering on-demand music streaming.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:07:31 EDTOnline review sites gained some added legal cover this week after Congress advanced a bill that makes it harder for businesses to sue customers over negative reviews and a federal court ruled in favor of Yelp Inc. in one dispute.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:33:16 EDTThursday night’s matchup between the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills is a crucial test for Twitter, which is streaming the broadcast as part of an effort to regain support from advertisers.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:53:53 EDTStream ripping, which involves turning a song or music video played on a streaming service into a permanent download, is growing fast among young music fans, even as other forms of music piracy wane.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 22:15:58 EDTThe cable outlet is moving further away from sensational fare, carving out a niche with documentaries such as “Taking Fire,” a first-person look at war.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:22:40 EDTIn a new effort to fight harassment, Instagram is now letting users ban offensive comments from showing up beneath their photos and video.
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 11:59:07 EDTThe magazine publisher is launching the People/Entertainment Weekly Network, an ad-supported app and streaming service, to help offset declining print revenue.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:41:48 EDTThe EU’s executive arm is expected this week to propose subjecting online services, such as Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s WhatsApp, to some of the same rules that have long regulated the telecom business.
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 22:41:35 EDTAs ‘foodies’ invade, residents of Eggs and Bacon Bay, on the Australian island of Tasmania, must decide whether to adopt a (marginally) healthier name.
Sat, 10 Sep 2016 22:24:00 EDTFacebook reversed a decision to delete posts containing a famous Vietnam War photo of a girl fleeing napalm bombs after the move drew sharp rebuke from Norway’s prime minister and its largest newspaper.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:53:24 EDTWireless carriers have spent years nudging customers into paying full price for their expensive smartphones, but a rash of promotions around the coming iPhone 7 shows a willingness to still subsidize the device.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:53:00 EDTThe music industry’s practice of granting ‘exclusives’ now appears to be headed the way of the eight-track tape as some record companies realize that restricting desirable albums to one online service could limit the overall growth of subscription music.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:40:19 EDTThe multibillion-dollar sale of Formula One to Liberty Media marks a new push into the lucrative U.S. market for the glamorous motor sport—but John Malone’s media empire has its work cut out for it.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:18:58 EDTFederal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has released his plan to open up the market for television set-top boxes, setting up a showdown with large cable and other pay-TV companies.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:18:20 EDTTwo media outlets have filed a lawsuit against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over his decision not to release emails he exchanged with five longtime advisers.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:41:09 EDTLeonard Riggio, who took over as acting chief executive of Barnes & Noble Inc. in August, says the bookseller “shot itself in the foot” by cutting store personnel and aggressively reducing in-store inventory. He is now addressing those mistakes.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:18:24 EDTHere is a rundown of what Apple didn’t say aloud Wednesday as it unveiled the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, new wireless AirPod headphones and the second-generation Apple Watch.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:22:45 EDTApple unveiled its latest iPhones as the company seeks to reignite sales of the gadget that has propelled much of its growth over the past decade. The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus remove the traditional headphone jack but include a new two-camera system.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 10:20:07 EDTSony laid out its road map for continuing to dominate living rooms with its PlayStation 4 videogame console, including plans to release a more powerful version of the top-selling machine called “Pro.”