Ronald Grover covers the media industry and is the former Reuters and BusinessWeek Bureau Chief in Los Angeles.
Video losses are expected to slow at the nation's largest cable system operator while growth accelerates for data and phone users.
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.
The owner of shopping malls and theater chain AMC Entertainment is set to spend $1 billion for the Golden Globe TV show producer.
The Time Warner studio has turned out five $100 million blockbusters in its past nine films.
The presidential election and lingering 'un-grandfathering' price hikes could slow subscriber growth at the streaming video company.
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.
Offering every episode of shows helps boost ratings for newly discovered programs, but that could cost the video streaming giant more to acquire content.
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.
The Redstone family may still reject a deal, but Viacom's cash is falling and studio losses could mushroom.
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