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Sugar, Rose Bowls Lead List of Most Expensive Bowl Games in 2014-15

Speculation, criticism and mixed emotions have all been reactions around the new College Football Playoff system, but this year’s Sugar and Rose Bowls will serve as both pivotal playoff matchups ...
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Box Office

Movie Industry Battling to Match 2013 Box Office

The race for 2014 domestic ticket sales to match full-year 2013 has come down to the final three weeks of the year. Last year, total ticket sales reached $10.9 billion. ...
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If Sony Pulls ‘The Interview,’ Losses Will Hit Tens of Millions of Dollars

Among the demands made by hackers who broke into the online systems of Sony Pictures is that the company not release "The Interview," a movie that makes fun of North ...
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Mobile Gaming Makes Gains in Battle With Pay TV

In 2013, there were 94 million mobile gamers in the United States, each of whom spent about 50 minutes a day playing games on a smartphone or tablet. In 2014 ...
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Disney Sees Star Wars Demand Already off the Charts!

When George Lucas sold the Star Wars franchise to Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) for a sum of nearly $4 billion, our first look analysis was that the movie studio ...
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Does Redbox Rental Price Increase Help Netflix?

In early October the streaming video joint venture between Redbox video kiosk company Outerwall Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTR) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) was shut down because, according to the ...
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Will Starz Find a Buyer?

While Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA) and potential suitors have declined to comment, there are reports that the pay-TV channel is interested in either a sale or some other kind of strategic ...
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Half of All Americans Watched a Video From Google in October

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) remains by far the Internet’s largest search engine and its various websites, including YouTube, attract the largest audience for viewing online video. In the month of ...
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Is Netflix the Real Target of Amazon’s Ad-Supported Video?

For those consumers who don’t want or need to pay $99 a year for Amazon.com Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Prime free two-day shipping, streaming video and whatever-else-the company-can-think-of service, the company ...
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Sony Aims to Grow Entertainment Business

In an investor briefing on Tuesday morning, Kazuo Hirai, CEO of Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE), said that the company’s entertainment revenues will increase by a third in the next three ...
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4K Ultra HD Streaming: Coming Soon to a TV Near You

DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) on Friday became the first so-called multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) to deliver 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) video on-demand directly to its customers who own a Samsung ...
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Pay TV Continues to Bleed Subscribers

The 13 largest pay-TV providers in the United States lost a total of about 150,000 subscribers in the third quarter of 2014, compared with a loss of about 25,000 in ...
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Movie Fans Get ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ This Weekend

The tally on last week’s box office receipts did not end up with the projected winner at the top of the ranking. Viacom Inc.’s (NASDAQ: VIAB) Paramount studio was supposed ...
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Will DreamWorks Really Be Acquired by Hasbro?

Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is reportedly in talks with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA) for a potential buyout. The deal would consist of Hasbro paying a mix of cash ...
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Netflix Releases High-Definition Product for iPhone

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) fired another shot in the premium online video battles. It will take advantage of the tremendous adoption of the new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 6 ...
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