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'San Andreas' expected to top box office

After a slower Memorial Day weekend at the box office, Warner Bros.' "San Andreas" is expected to shake things up.

IMAX announces plans for a China IPO

Imax Corp. disclosed plans Thursday for an intial public stock offering in Hong Kong, underscoring the Canadian company's growing business in the world's second-largest film market.

Outlook for approval of Charter-Time Warner Cable deal appears favorable

Charter Communications Inc. is moving quickly and aggressively to transform itself into one of the nation's most powerful Internet service and pay-television providers, one that also sees benefits in the growing use of online streaming services such as Netflix.

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' nears $210 million in China, likely won't top 'Furious 7'

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” soared past the $200-million mark in China last week, but box office records appear to be out of reach for the Marvel superhero film.

Charter Communications to offer Dodgers TV channel

Charter Communications plans to soon begin offering the Los Angeles Dodgers TV channel, SportsNet LA, in Southern California, breaking the year-long impasse that has prevented thousands of baseball fans from watching their favorite team on TV.

Charter Communications announces deal to buy Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications has reeled in its big prize, agreeing to pay $78.7 billion for Time Warner Cable in a deal that would make it the largest pay-TV provider in Southern California.

Charter nears $55-billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications is poised to scoop up Time Warner Cable in a $55-billion deal that would make it the largest pay-TV provider in Southern California.

Lionsgate profit, sales fall in fiscal fourth quarter

Lionsgate's profit and revenue fell during its fiscal fourth quarter but full-year net earnings rose, the company reported Thursday.

Digital upstarts upend tradition at Cannes Film Festival

The market at the Cannes Film Festival, where international movie rights are bought and sold, has long been a bastion of the old-school film industry.

Advocacy groups say YouTube Kids App contains explicit, profane videos

Google came under fire Tuesday after a string of children's advocacy groups filed an update to their Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging the YouTube Kids App contains content that "would be extremely disturbing" and "potentially harmful" for young children.

Report: Online piracy remains multi-hundred-million-dollar business

Online piracy continues to thrive amid a rise in streaming websites, according to a report released Tuesday by Internet safety organization Digital Citizens Alliance and consulting firm MediaLink.

AT&T, DirecTV appear optimistic deal soon will be approved

AT&T and DirecTV appear increasingly optimistic that their $48.5-billion marriage soon will win the blessing of federal regulators.

Pandora loses royalty rate court fight to publisher group BMI

Internet radio giant Pandora Media Inc. has lost a legal battle over the royalty rates it pays songwriters and composers, marking a victory for publishing rights group BMI. 

Sumner Redstone to miss CBS shareholders meeting due to declining health

CBS Chairman Sumner Redstone will not attend the company's annual shareholders meeting next week in New York because of his declining health.

'Pitch Perfect 2,' 'Mad Max' eye $40-million premieres

"Pitch Perfect 2" and "Mad Max: Fury Road" are both expected to premiere with about $40 million this weekend, putting them in a close race for first with "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

Rdio debuts cheaper streaming, but can it reach a wide market?

Digital service Rdio thinks it knows what most people are willing to pay for streaming music -- the price of one latte a month. 

Netflix's Ted Sarandos talks global licensing, sports market and China

In Netflix's quest to become a global operation, it has an increasing interest in global rights to shows, chief content officer Ted Sarandos said Wednesday at an investor conference.

Bill Clinton touts growing power of Latino consumers at Univision upfront

With a little help from former President Clinton, Univision executives made their case Tuesday for why advertisers should be spending more on the Spanish-language TV network.

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