Ronald Grover

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

Recent Articles By The Author

Viacom's Boardroom Battle May Be Over but Star Trek Could Add to Paramount Woes

Viacom's Boardroom Battle May Be Over but Star Trek Could Add to Paramount Woes

The studio could lose $560 million over two years as the Ninja Turtles, Star Trek and 'Ben-Hur' fail to deliver.

Disney Aims for Fast Launch of New Standalone ESPN Streaming Service

Disney Aims for Fast Launch of New Standalone ESPN Streaming Service

Disney partner BAMTech brings baseball games and deep experience creating apps for video on more than 400 devices.

Disney Beats on Revenue, Earnings as Robust Box Office Offsets Weaker Divisions

Disney Beats on Revenue, Earnings as Robust Box Office Offsets Weaker Divisions

Disney's studio rides to the rescue with three of the year's top hits released in the quarter.

Disney Earnings Projected to Rise Despite ESPN Decline

Disney Earnings Projected to Rise Despite ESPN Decline

The media giant has three of the year's biggest blockbusters, but questions remain for some regarding ESPN and Disney's theme parks.

Lions Gate Beats on Revenue, Earnings Despite Lower Studio Profit

Lions Gate Beats on Revenue, Earnings Despite Lower Studio Profit

Higher marketing and distribution costs for its films reduced studio earnings.

Even 'The Walking Dead' Can't Help AMC Network's Earnings

Even 'The Walking Dead' Can't Help AMC Network's Earnings

AMC is struggling to remain independent in a time of media consolidation. Missing on earnings expectations doesn't help.

Fox's Long Summer Continues, Reports Mixed Quarter as Revenue Misses

Fox's Long Summer Continues, Reports Mixed Quarter as Revenue Misses

Growth at the company's cable channel unit, its largest division, stalls amid higher programming costs

Starz Goes Into Lions Gate Merger With Record Subscribers and Revenue Miss

Starz Goes Into Lions Gate Merger With Record Subscribers and Revenue Miss

The premium cable channel operator adds 200,000 new subscribers but reports a second-quarter loss on DVD distribution.

Comcast Beats Street Estimates Despite Losing Video Subs and Weaker Movie Slate

Comcast Beats Street Estimates Despite Losing Video Subs and Weaker Movie Slate

Despite subscriber losses, the nation's largest cable TV operator revealed its best second-quarter performance in 10 years.

Time Warner Bets Big That 'Suicide Squad' Can Give DC Entertainment Unit Some Muscles

Time Warner Bets Big That 'Suicide Squad' Can Give DC Entertainment Unit Some Muscles

After a disappointing 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,' DC is no match for Disney's Marvel blockbusters.