| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:50 AM
After the coffee. Before pitching my young-adult novel.
The Skinny: I saw "Catching Fire" on Saturday and enjoyed it, though I set a high bar for dystopian fiction. Oh, and for the sake of self-promotion, I'm writing the weekly box-office projections...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Sunday night's buzzy American Music Awards on ABC posted a big gain over last year's all-time low, for its best ratings performance in four years.
According to preliminary numbers from Nielsen, the awards telecast drew 12.9 million viewers and scored...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 10:30 AM
TV Everywhere may finally live up to its name, thanks to a new initiative from Comcast.
The nation's largest cable operator chose Twitter to be the first partner for its new See It feature, which embeds buttons in tweets that can make live or VOD content...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:30 AM
When Comcast Corp. reached its deal to acquire NBCUniversal in late 2009, CEO Brian Roberts touted the strategic fit of the companies and new opportunities the deal would create "to provide 'anytime, anywhere' content to consumers."
In a sign Comcast and...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Brian Roberts has made a mission out of perfecting a new-generation remote control to help customers seamlessly find TV programs they want to watch.
Now, Roberts is turning to Twitter to help him do just that.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Comcast Corp. has struck a partnership with Twitter to try to capitalize on the huge volume of social media conversations that occur about TV shows.
Twitter has turned out to be a digital water cooler with thousands of people around the country...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:30 PM
After co-founding Focus Features 11 years ago, CEO James Schamus was told by parent company Universal Pictures that he no longer had a job. Universal chairman Donna Langley delivered the bad news to Schamus Wednesday morning in a face- to-face meeting...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:29 PM
To make the playoffs, the Lakers need to be better than seven teams in the Western Conference.
In the first of a 14-part series, are the Lakers better than the New Orleans Pelicans?
The Pelicans made two major off-season additions in...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Comcast Corp. has increased the salary of NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke and extended his tenure through August 2018.
The Philadelphia-based cable TV giant on Friday said it has extended Burke's employment contract for five years and provided...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Brian L. Roberts has extended his tenure at the nation's largest cable company -- for at least another year.
Roberts isn't planning on going anywhere -- despite the seemingly short-term nature of the deal. His father, Ralph...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 8:30 PM
The new head of NBCUniversal's film operation is an eight-year Comcast vet who made his mark as an exec in the rough-and-tumble world of cable startups and regional sports nets.
During his long run at News Corp., Fox served as prexy of its cable networks...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:55 PM
Suppose, for the purpose of argument, that by the time you read this Time Warner Cable and CBS have settled their schoolyard dispute over transmission fees, and your CBS and Showtime shows are available again on your Time Warner cable box.