| Dec 4, 2012
| 1:08 PM
Netflix has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to movies from Walt Disney Studios films, beginning in 2016, in a three-year deal that catapults the Internet video-on-demand service into direct competition with pay-TV giants such as HBO and Showtime.
| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Netflix's day-old deal to be the exclusive pay-TV home for new movies from Walt Disney Studios is a "game changer" for the streaming video company and was "the highest value deal" possible for the entertainment giant, executives from the two companies...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Continuing to add more Hollywood talent to its executive ranks, Silicon Valley giant Netflix has hiredWarner Bros.' veteran Kelly Bennett as its chief marketing officer.
Bennett worked for nine years at the Burbank studio, most recently as vice president...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Netflix has reached an agreement with the Disney/ABC Television group to become the only subscription streaming service to offer the popular children's shows "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" and the animated "Tron: Uprising."
The multiyear licensing...
| Jul 14, 2010
A planned $53-million replacement of the Central Library inched closer this week after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced he had secured $100,000 for the project.
While officials acknowledged that it was a relatively small sum compared with the...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:58 PM
Roughly 200 positions are expected to be eliminated by the Walt Disney Co., most to be absorbed by the company’s Burbank headquarters, in a round of layoffs next week, according to a company source.
Some of the positions to be eliminated currently...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Dish Network, its shares up 50% since March, soared to new highs on Wednesday just hours before its Blockbuster employees were showing up for work in the middle of the night for the opening day of the liquidation sale of DVDs and video games in the last...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Cemeteries aren't usually thought of as hotbeds of activity, but last Saturday night at the Forest Lawn Museum, atop the memorial park's Glendale grounds, proved the exception. As a blues band blared and colored lights splashed off the white walls of an...
| May 10, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Still recovering from jet lag after a three-day trip to Australia, India and China, Jeffrey Katzenberg sat in a courtyard next to a duck pond at the Mediterranean-style campus dotted with oaks and olive trees.
The legendary Hollywood mogul, who...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Just in time for summer, the Supreme Court put the kibosh on Internet retransmission of television signals in American Broadcasting Cos., Inc. vs. Aereo, Inc. Despite Aereo’s absence from the La Caņada market, it’s time to reconsider live...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 6:42 PM
News that DreamWorks Animation is cutting short its output deal with HBO in order to work with Netflix sent the "Shrek" producer's stock to its highest point in more than a month.
DreamWorks Animation's current agreement with pay-TV channel HBO was to...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Under a new deal between the two companies, Netflix users won't just have to wait 56 days to rent Warner Bros. movies on DVD. They'll have to wait 28 days to add the movies to their queues.
As part of the Warner's continuing effort to boost its DVD,Blu-...