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When Marvin Davis purchased Fox and took it private circa 1980, it was primarily for the land value.

He was going to build condos on the site. He...
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It looks like the Disney acquisition of key Fox assets is no longer a rumor and will happen. Will there be other consolidation?

It is probably just a...
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Changing face of TV - @TMobile announces that it is acquiring @Layer3TV. This makes for a more competitive cable TV environment.

Continuing ed - sitting in on Top 5 IPTV Challenges: Decoding UX Trends, Android TV & Cloud Services a @TiVo @ParksAssociates webinar. State of the... Show more

Never looking back - @PWC says sports media rights to surpass gate revenue for first time. It won’t happen till ‘18, but the trend is clear.

Streaming media announcement of the day - NFL reaches a $500M annual deal with Verizon to stream games to mobile devices. #acceleratingtippingpoint

Weekend box office - w Coco #1 ($18.3M) for 3 weeks & Jedi out on Friday, it is an extended Disney #1 streak. I suspect there is a stat as to the #... Show more

Another development in the changing face of US exhibition. Will it work? How will it impact profits? Will producers take a cut in their take, too?... Show more

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DISH CEO Charlie Ergen a major proponent of buying spectrum with a focus toward the wireless industry, has announced relinquishing the CEO role to... Show more

Weekend box office led again by Coco with $26.1M, Justice League #2 with $16.1M, Wonder #3 $12.5M. YTD down 3.9% from ‘16. Unless Star Wars does... Show more

Cinema Park Studios Atlanta festivities kicking off. Great turnout for the opening day.

Marty Shindler shared a photo. 2 weeks ago

Comics reflect reality - sometimes two people analyzing the same data can reach different conclusions.

Marty Shindler shared a photo. 2 weeks ago

Comics reflect reality - financial projections put into financial terms an organization’s goals and objectives. It starts with well thought out... Show more

Disney news of the day - ESPN laying off 150 in latest round.

Tracking the numbers - 3Q GDP revised up to 3.3% from 3% as the markets open at record levels. Will that hold today? TBD. Markets on 24000 watch.

Heading to Atlanta this week for the opening of Cinema Park Studios. In addition to the festivities, I’ll be moderating a panel entitled Setting up... Show more

The many business & management issues, including the recent hack, that have plagued Uber may have caught up with them. Softbank is considering an... Show more

Almost under the media radar, Entecom has completed its acquisition of CBS Radio. Radio is still a force in media and was a vital link during the... Show more

Weekend box office - Justice League far short of expectations w only $96M. Per LA Times, "about $300 million to make, plus marketing spending." That is a... Show more

Indicative of the changing exhibition market, MoviePass cuts prices, offers $6.95 a month plan for unlimited movies