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Los Angeles Times

Meg James

Writer

Meg James is a corporate media reporter for the Los Angeles Times, covering the business of television and advertising. She has been a member of the Company Town team for more than a decade. She previously wrote for the Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post. A native of Wyoming, she is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Columbia University.

Recent Articles

  • NBCUniversal invests $200 million in Vox Media

    NBCUniversal invests $200 million in Vox Media

    NBCUniversal has made $200-million equity investment in digital publisher Vox Media, the companies announced Wednesday. “Vox Media has a great portfolio of premium digital brands that deeply engage broad audiences,” Steve Burke, chief executive of NBCUniversal, said in a statement announcing the...

  • New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft exits Viacom board

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft exits Viacom board

    Robert Kraft -- the owner of the New England Patriots, who has been embroiled in a controversy with the NFL over the Deflategate scandal --  has stepped down from Viacom's board of directors. Kraft resigned from the media company's board on Wednesday. "Robert K. Kraft notified the board of directors...

  • A 'media meltdown'? Disney remark on TV viewing sends industry into tailspin

    A 'media meltdown'? Disney remark on TV viewing sends industry into tailspin

    It's been two days of harsh reckoning for the entertainment industry as long-simmering concerns about declining pay-TV subscriptions boiled up in quarterly earnings reports, leading investors to dump shares of media stocks amid worries that a key Hollywood money pot is threatened. The massive sell-off...

  • Thin Paramount movie slate contributes to Viacom revenue slide

    Thin Paramount movie slate contributes to Viacom revenue slide

    Tom Cruise didn't arrive soon enough to save media company Viacom from some precarious third-quarter financial results. Cruise has long been one of the brightest stars and biggest money-makers for Viacom's movie studio Paramount Pictures. Over the weekend, crowds flocked to to see Cruise reprise...

  • Media stocks falter on Disney warnings of lower cable profits

    Media stocks falter on Disney warnings of lower cable profits

    Walt Disney Co. shares tumbled more than 9% on Wednesday on investor worries that cable cord-cutting and cord-shaving could slice into corporate profits. Disney's shares plunged $11.16, to $110.53 a share, on Wednesday, which led a larger sell-off of media stocks, including Time Warner Inc., Viacom...

  • Disney earnings soar 11%, but changes in TV industry pose risks

    Disney earnings soar 11%, but changes in TV industry pose risks

    Walt Disney Co. set a record for profit in its most recent fiscal quarter but warned that dramatic changes in the television landscape could eat into earnings. The Burbank company reported net income of $2.48 billion in the third quarter that ended June 27, up 11% from a year earlier. Revenue rose...

  • ABC chief Paul Lee talks about TV's changing business model

    ABC chief Paul Lee talks about TV's changing business model

    Running a TV network these days isn’t as easy as A-B-C. But ABC is coming off a strong season, with a handful of breakout TV shows. The network, fueled by Shonda Rhimes dramas “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” was one of the few broadcasters that saw its ratings grow...

  • Viacom buys 50% of Indian TV network group Prism

    Viacom buys 50% of Indian TV network group Prism

    Viacom Inc. has finalized a $153-million deal that increases its presence in India with a 50% interest in the Prism TV group. The transaction was completed Friday. It extends Viacom's partnership with India's Reliance Industries, which now owns the Network18 Group. Prism TV operates five regional...

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