Ronald Grover

Ronald Grover covers the media industry and is the former Reuters and BusinessWeek Bureau Chief in Los Angeles.

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Comcast Wins Fans on Wall Street Despite Likely Loss of Video Subscribers This Quarter

Comcast Wins Fans on Wall Street Despite Likely Loss of Video Subscribers This Quarter

Video losses are expected to slow at the nation's largest cable system operator while growth accelerates for data and phone users.

Disney, Time Warner Get LeBron, Steph Curry and Skyrocketing Costs Under New NBA TV Deal

Disney, Time Warner Get LeBron, Steph Curry and Skyrocketing Costs Under New NBA TV Deal

Under a new nine-year $24 billion contract, the tab to carry games will double for Disney's ABC and ESPN and Time Warner's TNT, cutting into profit.

Dalian Wanda Continues Hollywood Shopping Spree, Closes in on Dick Clark Productions

Dalian Wanda Continues Hollywood Shopping Spree, Closes in on Dick Clark Productions

The owner of shopping malls and theater chain AMC Entertainment is set to spend $1 billion for the Golden Globe TV show producer.

'The Accountant' Could Figure Into Warner Brothers' Box Office Hot Streak

'The Accountant' Could Figure Into Warner Brothers' Box Office Hot Streak

The Time Warner studio has turned out five $100 million blockbusters in its past nine films.

Netflix Could Miss Subscriber Growth Target Again

Netflix Could Miss Subscriber Growth Target Again

The presidential election and lingering 'un-grandfathering' price hikes could slow subscriber growth at the streaming video company.

Viacom's New Board to Consider Cutting Dividend as Cash Dwindles

Viacom's New Board to Consider Cutting Dividend as Cash Dwindles

Viacom's newly expanded board will meet for the first time on Wednesday to discuss a weakening capital structure that has Wall Street analysts calling for a cut to its dividend.

Networks 'Stack' Early-Season TV Episodes to Delight Viewers, Hike Content Bills for Netflix

Networks 'Stack' Early-Season TV Episodes to Delight Viewers, Hike Content Bills for Netflix

Offering every episode of shows helps boost ratings for newly discovered programs, but that could cost the video streaming giant more to acquire content.

DirecTV Lines up Content to Battle Dish, Others in Cord-Cutting War

DirecTV Lines up Content to Battle Dish, Others in Cord-Cutting War

The AT&T unit plans to offer a service by Nov. 1 with more channels and a higher price than Dish's slow-growing SlingTV.

Viacom, China's Dalian Wanda Restart Talks for Investment in Paramount

Viacom, China's Dalian Wanda Restart Talks for Investment in Paramount

The Redstone family may still reject a deal, but Viacom's cash is falling and studio losses could mushroom.

Viacom May Need to Sell Paramount

Viacom May Need to Sell Paramount

One analyst says the media company needs to market the studio in the wake of a 'truly shocking' loss and an inability to compete.