How do you measure a country's film industry? Domestic box office receipts? Foreign sales? The number of movies produced annually?
In a trend that could impact the music biz, Internet radio listening is growing fast. According to market research company NPD Group's most recent study of the music market, 43% of U.S. web users…
The first quarter was good for U.S. stocks, as the market gained about 12%. Some showbiz stocks did a lot better than that; others, considerably worse.
Want to own a studio or a chain of movie houses? You can, through a real estate investment trust (REIT).
When Apple announced last month it would begin paying a dividend, the investment world took notice. The $9.9 billion in annual cash to shareholders makes the company the second-largest dividend payer…
While raising attendance, ticket prices and premiums on 3D pics can help exhibs grow profits, their greatest hope may lie in concessions.
If you want to know how a broadcast network is doing, check its ratings. To see how the stocks of the companies that own the nets are doing, look at their P/Es -- and based on this measure, the…
According to a recent study by Standard & Poor's Ratings, media and entertainment is one of the three most troubled sectors of the bond market. (The other two are consumer products and health care.)
The final quarter of 2011 was a winner for domestic telcos and satellite companies seeking to displace cablers as TV providers to the American public.
There are three dozen media moguls on Forbes magazine's list of the 400 richest Americans. Most made fortunes in TV, cable, wireless telecom or online media. Some of them inherited riches from a…
People have been going to the movies for more than 100 years. Now the smartphone and the tablet computer are making it easier to do so.