Archive April 2012

Murdochs face tough week over scandal

Published 30/04/2012

LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's tetchy and uncompromising appearance at a British inquiry into phone hacking could come back to haunt him this week when [more…]

AMC Entertainment drops IPO plan again: report

Published 28/04/2012

(Reuters) - Theatre operator AMC Entertainment has shelved plans for an initial public offering for the second time in almost four years, the LA Times [more…]

Apple courts EPIX for upcoming TV: sources

Apple courts EPIX for upcoming TV: sources

Published 27/04/2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Apple Inc began talks earlier this year to stream films owned by EPIX, which is backed by three major movie studios, [more…]

WPP nudges full-year outlook higher

Published 27/04/2012

LONDON (Reuters) - WPP, the world's largest advertising group, nudged its full-year outlook higher on Friday after strong growth in Asia Pacific and Latin America [more…]

Imax misses profit estimates by a cent

Published 27/04/2012

(Reuters) - Imax Corp's quarterly net profit missed estimates by a cent, even as the Canadian giant movie screen maker posted higher recurring revenue and [more…]

Broadcasters to post political ad buys online

Broadcasters to post political ad buys online

Published 27/04/2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Political advertising contracts with broadcasters are moving from filing cabinets in television studio basements to the Internet for all to view. The [more…]

Rupert Murdoch to face inquiry over media influence

Rupert Murdoch to face inquiry over media influence

Published 24/04/2012

LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch makes a keenly anticipated appearance before a high-profile media inquiry on Wednesday to confront charges that he used his powerful [more…]

Exclusive: SEC probes movie studios over dealings in China

Exclusive: SEC probes movie studios over dealings in China

Published 24/04/2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are investigating major U.S. movie studios' dealings with China as the entertainment companies try to get a greater foothold in [more…]

Netflix spooks Street with sputtering user growth

Published 24/04/2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Video rental company Netflix Inc projected slower subscriber growth this quarter for its key U.S. video-streaming service, disappointing investors and sending [more…]

Gay media group honors Chaz Bono, Betty White

Published 22/04/2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Media watchdog the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation brought out some big names in Hollywood over the weekend including American [more…]