| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Investors reacted positively Friday morning to news that Activision Blizzard Inc. would buy back $5.8 billion in shares from its French parent company Vivendi and become an independent video game publisher.
Santa Monica-based Activision said it would...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Glenn Britt, in a letter to CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves, said the pay-TV distribution giant would be willing to offer CBS on an a la carte basis to its subscribers and let them choose whether they want to pay for the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:08 PM
“Under the Dome” won the rating race again Monday night, attracting 11.37 million viewers, up 2% from last week.
The CBS series, based on the book by Stephen King about a small town mysteriously trapped under a transparent dome, was by far...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Lots of filmmakers want to jump from YouTube clips to regular movies and TV, but how many are doing so on the power of fart jokes?
"Dick Figures," an animated YouTube series featuring crude drawing and equally crude humor, has been made into a 73-...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:40 PM
The Boston Globe has been sold to Red Sox owner John Henry for $70 million in cash, a fraction of the $1.1 billion paid for it by the New York Times Co. in 1993.
The low price underscores the continued troubles plaguing the newspaper publishing industry...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:42 PM
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) has signed on to co-sponsor the Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013 with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
The bill, introduced in May, seeks to coerce the pay-TV industry to start selling channels to consumers on an a la...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:40 AM
CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves is warning employees that the network's TV stations may be dropped by Time Warner Cable if a new deal isn't reached by Thursday morning.
"There is a very real threat that Time Warner Cable is going to drop our stations...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Julie O'Malley has a message for Time Warner Cable and CBS.
"Stop being greedy ... and stop holding customers hostage," the Los Angeles resident said after the signal for KCBS-TV Channel 2 went dark Friday. "What is wrong with you people?"
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Time Warner Cable subscribers in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas may be steaming that they will miss the CBS series "Under the Dome" for the second week in a row because of a distribution dispute between the two companies.
The back-and-forth between...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:32 PM
With the U.S. Open tennis tournament set to begin next week, some ardent tennis fans who subscribe to Time Warner Cable are getting a little twitchy.
The reason: The nearly three-week blackout of local CBS stations on Time Warner Cable systems in Los...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:02 AM
CBS Corp. has reached a new distribution agreement with communications giant Verizon, avoiding a contentious feud like the one the broadcasting company has been waging with Time Warner Cable.
The new three-year pact, unveiled Thursday morning, covers...