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  1. UBS Conference Puts Film, Not "Soft" TV, in the Spotlight

    5:00 am PST 12/17/2014
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    Following a report predicting that TV's global share of ad spend will shrink in 2017, the more challenged film units got more love at the confab READ MORE

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  2. Ad Forecasters Eye Slower U.S. Growth for 2013

    4:01 pm PST 12/02/2012
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    After a 2012 boost from the Olympics and U.S. elections, financial problems in the euro zone and potential further conflict in the Mideast could also affect global growth. READ MORE

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  3. Hollywood Moguls to Discuss Ad Trends, Deals at Big UBS Conference

    10:45 am PST 12/02/2012
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    CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes, Netflix's Ted Sarandos and Harvey Weinstein will be among big-name speakers. READ MORE

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  4. 3 Take-Aways From the UBS Media Investor Conference

    11:19 am PST 12/08/2011
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    The year's last major platform for entertainment industry moguls to address Wall Street featured talk about ad trends, Netflix and how best to use companies' cash piles. READ MORE

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  5. DirecTV Latin America Boss Sees Continued Growth

    12:35 pm PST 12/07/2011
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    Bruce Churchill signals at an investor conference that a spin-off of his unit is unlikely and explains continued subscriber gains by saying that "pay TV is a great product for the middle class." READ MORE

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  6. Verizon Looked at Buying Hulu

    10:59 am PST 12/07/2011
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    The telecom giant's CEO at a UBS conference also commented on a report that Verizon was planning an online streaming service that could rival Netflix. READ MORE

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  7. News Corp. President Discusses Hulu, Netflix, YouTube

    10:41 am PST 12/07/2011
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    Chase Carey didn't get questions about the conglomerate's succession plans and the phone hacking scandal, but he once again touted carriage fee upside for Fox News. READ MORE

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  8. Martha Stewart Makes Surprise Appearance at UBS Media Investor Conference

    8:49 am PST 12/07/2011
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    UPDATED: The founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia made brief comments after president Lisa Gersh vowed to return the company to profitability and outlined her plans. READ MORE

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  9. Lionsgate Vice Chair Talks Charlie Sheen Show, Netflix, Summit Deal, 'Hunger Games'

    7:12 am PST 12/07/2011
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    UPDATED: At the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, Michael Burns said he recently bought Netflix shares and predicted his studio would do another promotion with Groupon. READ MORE

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  10. Netflix's Reed Hastings Calls HBO Go His Primary Competition

    3:27 pm PST 12/06/2011
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    At a packed presentation in New York, the CEO jokes that he's the object of "pity" for recent missteps and predicts that, in a decade, half of all TV viewing in the country will come through Internet streaming. READ MORE

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  11. Sony Executive Talks Early Digital Film Releases, Netflix, Future of Music

    2:16 pm PST 12/06/2011
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Sony Corp. of America Rob Wiesenthal also tells an investor conference that the conglomerate remains committed to owning consumer electronics and content businesses. READ MORE

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  12. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes: 'Netflix Is Our Friend'

    10:23 am PST 12/06/2011
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    With other industry moguls in the audience, he also tells an annual UBS investor conference that advertising trends in the first quarter of 2012 feel stronger than in the current fourth quarter. READ MORE

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  13. Televisa Could Look to Raise Stake in Univision Over Time

    8:49 am PST 12/06/2011
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    “We are firm believers in the value of Univision,” an executive of the Mexican broadcaster tells a UBS investor conference. READ MORE

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  14. AMC Networks CEO: AMC Is ‘Way Underpriced’ in Current Carriage Deals

    6:46 am PST 12/06/2011
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    Josh Sapan tells a UBS investor conference that the channel deserves 75 cents per subscriber per month and says in terms of ad rates for his company’s networks, there is opportunity over the coming years "to be rewarded for what we put on the air today.” READ MORE

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  15. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves: 'We Want a Healthy Netflix'

    5:51 am PST 12/06/2011
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    UPDATED: He also tells an annual UBS investor conference that his company wants to stay in business with the NFL and has seen continued advertising momentum, with ad demand picking up as the new year approaches. READ MORE

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  16. Starz Not 'Reveling' in Netflix's Pain After Severing Ties With the Company, Says Top Exec

    8:22 pm PST 12/05/2011
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    Speaking at the UBS Conference in New York, Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei also cautions Disney against overcharging for ESPN. READ MORE

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  17. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Remains Upbeat About Company Outlook

    11:28 am PST 12/05/2011
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    He tells an investor conference that the integration of the Huffington Post has remained "well ahead of plan" and that he believes in the AOL brand name because users trust it despite some bad history. READ MORE

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  18. Private Equity Panel Talks Digital Media

    9:39 am PST 12/05/2011
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    Apollo Global senior partner Aaron Stone predicts that his firm's CKX, owner of the "American Idol" franchise, has digital opportunities, in which it will invest. READ MORE

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  19. Time Warner Cable CFO: 'We're Not in The Content Business' Despite LA Lakers Deal

    8:55 am PST 12/05/2011
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    But a 20-year deal for the rights to the NBA franchises games this year helps the cable giant to manage ever-increasing programming costs, says Irene Esteves. READ MORE

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  20. Sirius XM CFO Discusses Effects of Price Hike in 2012

    7:53 am PST 12/05/2011
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    "When you raise prices, you're going to suppress demand," David Frear says, but predicts financial benefits and says "it's a good thing for the business." READ MORE

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