Ronald Grover

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

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Netflix Growth Is Not on Pace With Wall Street, or Executive, Expectations

Netflix Growth Is Not on Pace With Wall Street, or Executive, Expectations

The company downplays competition and says customers misread a price hike announcement.

Netflix Concerns Could Remain Despite Latest Subscriber Figures

Netflix Concerns Could Remain Despite Latest Subscriber Figures

Last quarter, the online video giant spooked the Street by cutting forecasts for adding new subscribers, and margin compression presents another headwind.

ESPN Sizes Up Amazon, Facebook, Others as Possible Teammates for Online Distribution

ESPN Sizes Up Amazon, Facebook, Others as Possible Teammates for Online Distribution

The sports channel behemoth, looking to diversify as cable subscriptions dwindle, looks to online partnerships.

After Lions Gate-Starz Deal, the Next Move in Malone Chess Match Could be Discovery Merger

After Lions Gate-Starz Deal, the Next Move in Malone Chess Match Could be Discovery Merger

The owner of the Discovery and Animal Planet channels would give Lions Gate more heft in TV.

Media Consolidation Could be on Menu as Moguls Descend on Sun Valley for Allen Conference

Media Consolidation Could be on Menu as Moguls Descend on Sun Valley for Allen Conference

Recent cable deals have shifted the media landscape, leaving smaller content companies vulnerable.

Spielberg Becomes Facebook Star to Promote 'The BFG'

Spielberg Becomes Facebook Star to Promote 'The BFG'

Despite a strong Cannes showing, the Disney-distributed, PG-rated film isn't generating word of mouth for a large opening.

Warner Brothers' Box Office Turnaround Threatened by Potential Vine-Swinging Dud in 'Tarzan'

Warner Brothers' Box Office Turnaround Threatened by Potential Vine-Swinging Dud in 'Tarzan'

Made for $180 million, 'The Legend of Tarzan' isn't generating word of mouth in a crowded movie field.

'Hunger Games' Studio Lions Gate Again Approaches Starz About Merger

'Hunger Games' Studio Lions Gate Again Approaches Starz About Merger

A merger between the studio and the premium cable channel operator would continue a recent spate of media consolidations.

Disney Will Withstand PR Nightmares of Alligator Attack, Terrorist Interest

Disney Will Withstand PR Nightmares of Alligator Attack, Terrorist Interest

The giant theme park operator has built 45 years of goodwill and brand equity with safe parks, experts say.

Disney Banks on 'Finding Dory' Swimming Past Soggy Openings of Recent Movie Sequels

Disney Banks on 'Finding Dory' Swimming Past Soggy Openings of Recent Movie Sequels

The media giant hopes the animated follow-up to 'Finding Nemo' avoids the slow opening of sequels to 'X-Men,' 'Ninja Turtles' and its own 'Alice' film.