| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Nickelodeon's new cartoon was hatched not through traditional television channels but in a Studio City efficiency apartment nicknamed the "Doodle Chamber." The 41/2 -minute cartoon about two feisty, accident-prone ducks was intended to be a one-off, a...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Media company Viacom Inc. reported 16% higher profit in its fiscal first quarter but revenue dipped -- raising worries on Wall Street about a slow-down in domestic advertising sales.
But blame Paramount Pictures, the Los Angeles-based movie studio, for ...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:52 PM
There may be 500 channels and almost $80 billion in advertising and subscriber revenue in the television industry, but most of that content and cash is controlled by a handful of companies.
In a new report on the U.S. media industry, Sanford C....
| Dec 24, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Time Warner Cable and Viacom Inc., parent of popular channels MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, have renewed their long-term distribution agreement.
The current contract between the two media powerhouses was due to expire at the end of the year....
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:09 AM
One of the weekend's top box-office performers, Disney's "Frozen," was among the nominees for the 2013 Annie Awards, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society.
The following is a complete list of nominees:
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
After the coffee. Before beating this slightly sore throat into submission.
The Skinny: My colleague is on injured reserve with a bad cold and now my throat is bothering me. So I'm guzzling down meds because I'm not spending this weekend at home...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:26 PM
The management shake-up at Nickelodeon continued late Thursday, with the departures of two senior executives, Paula Kaplan and Sal Maniaci.
Kaplan, who has served as executive vice president of current TV series, told her team Thursday that she would be...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Management changes continue at Nickelodeon as another high-level executive announced that she was leaving the children's channel — her home for nearly 20 years.
Paula Kaplan, who serves as executive vice president of current TV series, told her...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:17 PM
The new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 fueled a 50% spike in video game console sales in December, compared with a year earlier, as enthusiasts rushed to buy the latest systems.
Micrososoft's Xbox One was the top-selling console in December, but Sony's...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before getting ready for American Idol's return.
The Skinny: Got caught up in "Gross Pointe Blank" last night. An underrated film! I love the shrink scenes with John Cusack and Alan Arkin. Anyway, Wednesday's roundup includes the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:27 AM
The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for its awards for TV and commercials Thursday morning, and "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston and creator Vince Gilligan both received nominations, though Cranston's nomination was not just for...