Karmazin, Ergen and Malone: paper tigers?

February 12, 2009

When media moguls duke it out, what’s their battleground? Newspapers, evidently.

For better or worse, here comes Ticketmaster/Live Nation

February 10, 2009

Will it survive? That’s the main question looming over today’s official news that Live Nation will indeed buy Tickemaster Entertainment, a deal that has been much in the news this week.

Buzz builds for Kindle 2

February 9, 2009

Reuters and others are reporting that Amazon.com is expected to unveil a new version of the Kindle electronic reader on Monday.

Thinking about EchoStarSiriusXMSatelliteRadio Inc.

February 5, 2009

Because of a big upcoming debt payment — and a stock price of about 14 cents a share — Sirius XM Satellite Radio finds itself in quite a predicament.

Pay TV: Shelter from the storm?

February 3, 2009

Safe haven. Two magical — and mysterious — words. Cable and satellite companies didn’t fit the safe haven bill in 2008, but 2009 just may be there year.

Sirius brings back hip hop; still owes $1 bln

December 18, 2008

Sirius XM Radio has got a lot of big issues: a huge debt load; its deflated stock price; the auto industry — its biggest source of news subscribers — is hurting; and consumers are shying away from consumer electronics this holiday season.

Video games defy economic gloom

December 12, 2008

U.S. shoppers are still spending in a big way — they are just not buying cars, plane tickets, clothing, etc. But they are buying video games.

from Summit Notebook:

Mattresses and pillows, a diversified portfolio

December 5, 2008

With financial markets in turmoil and the U.S. economy in recession, we asked top entertainment and sports executives at the Reuters Media Summit for some investment advice.

Mel says lost Sirius/XM channels worth every penny – to bottom line

December 3, 2008

If you’re an old Sirius or former XM subscriber who lost one or more of your favorite channels after the two satellite radio companies merged earlier this year, CEO Mel Karmazin has a message for you: Tough luck, it’s for the greater good.

from Summit Notebook:

Karmazin does it for love, not $

December 3, 2008

Sirius XM Chief Executive Mel Karmazin is a serial monogamist when it comes to stocks. No matter where he's worked, from Viacom to Sirius, he only buys stocks in those companies, he told the Reuters Media Summit in New York on Wednesday.