NEW YORK (AP) — They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.
Six of the 10 highest-paid CEOs last year worked in the media industry, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press.
6. ESPN says Verizon's new FiOS TV packages violate agreements - Friday, April 17, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Breaking up the cable-TV bundle won't be easy. ESPN is objecting to how Verizon is giving its FiOS TV customers more choice.
In new plans that went into effect Sunday, Verizon made the ESPN and ESPN2 sports channels optional, but ESPN says its contracts with Verizon prohibit the channels from being in a separate sports package.7. Events - Friday, February 13, 2015
Music Tech & Futures Summit. The interactive conference, organized by Innovation Enterprise, will bring together pioneers within the music industry to discuss optimizing digital music and enhancing benefits within a high tech industry. The two-day conference will address topics such as the future of the record label, sharing music and its importance to the industry, data decisions through song placement and platforms vs. publishers. International Events Director at Innovation Enterprise Nathan Meyer said Nashville was the obvious choice to host the event. Speakers include executives from Kobalt Music, Deezer, Downtown Records, Viacom, ASCAP and iHeart Radio. Conference sessions will run Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with multiple face-to-face networking opportunities with industry leaders. Online videos of all sessions, with integrated slides and audio, will be made available to all attendees after the event. Information and registration: http://bit.ly/1tt7MmL.8. Events - Friday, February 06, 2015
African-American History and Culture Conference. The 34th annual Nashville Conference of African-American History and Culture will take place Friday at the Tennessee State University Avon Williams campus. Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, and the Metropolitan Historical Commission, the conference will focus on the educational and musical legacies of Nashville’s African-American community. For more than 30 years, the conference has brought together historians, students, educators, community leaders and those interested in African-American history and culture. Registration is $20, which includes admission to all speakers and performances, additions to the Profiles of African-Americans in Tennessee series, and other publications. Lunch and parking are also included. Information and registration: www.nashville.gov/mhc, 862-7970.9. Events - Friday, January 30, 2015
First Saturday Art Crawl. Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents paintings by juniors Marlos E’van and Aaron Harper at its downtown gallery WAG during the Feb. 6 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. The monthly visual arts event is presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts and takes place in that historic entertainment district of downtown Nashville. On the first Saturday of every month, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., an alliance of art galleries and museums collectively invite the public to explore the vibrant Nashville downtown art scene. More than 20 art venues participate. Admission free. Information: www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art-crawl.10. Events - Friday, January 23, 2015
Financial Fitness Friday. Regions Bank is offering free financial reviews. Meet the financial team at any of Middle Tennessee’s 88 offices and learn more about getting financially fit in 2014. Experts will be available to discuss anything from budgeting, buying a home or car, managing debt, savings and much more. This year’s program also serves as the launch of a video series outlining financial “workouts of the week” on topics including planning, savings, tax preparation and retirement. Information: www.regions.com/advice.rf.11. ESPN to be available without cable, dish - Friday, January 02, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the biggest changes in television this year will be more channels being available online with no separate cable or satellite subscription. But for would-be cord-cutters, watching sports has been the Holy Grail. Until now — Dish Network Corp. on Monday unveiled an Internet-only subscription offering that includes ESPN.12. US stocks inch higher on earnings, merger news - Friday, November 07, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are inching higher in afternoon trading Thursday as traders respond to generally positive corporate earnings results. DreamWorks soared on a report that Hasbro is trying to buy the movie company. The price of oil fell to a four-year low.13. 5 reasons why media execs top CEO pay lists - Friday, May 23, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once again, media company CEOs are among the highest paid executives in the nation, occupying six of the top 10 earning spots according to an Associated Press/Equilar study.
Compensation experts say a variety of factors are at play, including the gain in media stocks, the intangible value of talent in a hit-or-miss business, the control of shareholder power in very few hands, and the decline of the financial sector.14. Top 10 highest-paid CEOs - Friday, May 23, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm:
1. Anthony Petrello, Nabors Industries, $68.2 million, up 246 percent15. Viacom 3Q net income rises 20 pct - Friday, August 02, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Viacom Inc. said Friday that its fiscal third-quarter net income rose 20 percent, boosted by higher affiliate fees at its cable TV channels and an increase in advertising revenue.16. Viacom 4Q earnings up 13 pct despite revenue drop - Friday, November 09, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Viacom Inc., owner of the Paramount movie studio and cable TV channels such as Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, said Thursday that its net income grew 13 percent in its fourth fiscal quarter even as revenue fell more than Wall Street expected with the lack of a strong theatrical release.17. Stocks fall after weak retail reports - Friday, November 09, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes fell Thursday, pushing the Dow to its lowest since July, after U.S. retailers turned in mixed earnings reports.
Wal-Mart's stock dropped $2.78 to $68.50 after the company issued a weak forecast for fourth-quarter profits. Ross Stores, whose stores includes Ross Dress for Less, fell $1.41 to $53.71 after its earnings forecast for the next quarter disappointed analysts. Limited Brands, the owner of Victoria's Secret, dropped $1.19 to $45.40 after its earnings outlook also fell short of analysts' expectations.18. Barnes & Noble launches new Nook HD - Friday, September 21, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble is rolling out two new versions of its Nook tablet with sleek new hardware and a sharper high-definition screen. The bookseller's move heightens the already intense tablet wars heading into the holiday season.19. Barnes & Noble to introduce Nook Video service - Friday, September 21, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble Inc. says it will launch a video service this fall that lets users buy and watch movies and TV shows on their mobile devices and televisions.20. Mighty Mouse: Investors flock to safety of Disney - Friday, August 03, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) — These are happy times in the Magic Kingdom.
The Walt Disney Co.'s stock is up 35 percent so far this year, outpacing its media company rivals.21. News Corp. considers split in 2, stock jumps - Friday, June 22, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Under pressure to limit contagion from the British phone-hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said Tuesday that it is considering splitting into two publicly traded companies.22. Typical CEO made $9.6M last year, AP study finds - Friday, May 25, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Profits at big U.S. companies broke records last year, and so did pay for CEOs.
The head of a typical public company made $9.6 million in 2011, according to an analysis by The Associated Press using data from Equilar, an executive pay research firm.23. Viacom 2Q earnings up 56 percent - Friday, April 27, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Viacom Inc., the owner of Paramount Pictures, MTV and Comedy Central, on Thursday said its net income rose 56 percent in the latest quarter, even though a slate of movies that was lackluster compared with last year held back revenue.24. US stocks dip after conflicting economic reports - Friday, April 27, 2012
Wall Street gnawed on a muddle of economic data and corporate earnings Thursday, pushing stocks lower after a brief rise.
The American consumer's buying power was thrown into doubt early on after Costco, Macy's and Target posted disappointing April sales. Colder temperatures and renewed concerns about the economy weighed on shoppers.25. Viacom 1Q earnings shredded by 'Rock Band' - Friday, January 27, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Viacom posted a 65 percent drop in net income for the latest quarter as it took a charge related to the "Rock Band" series of video games.
Viacom Inc., the owner of Paramount Pictures, MTV and Comedy Central, earned $212 million, or 38 cents per share, in the October to December quarter. That's just over one-third of the $610 million, or $1 cents per share, it earned in the same period last year.26. Stocks surge as Italy, Greece allay debt fears - Friday, November 11, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks surged Friday, erasing their losses for the week, after Italy and Greece moved closer to forming new governments and getting their financial crises under control. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped back above 12,000.27. Colbert gets conditional OK on campaign finance - Friday, July 01, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission said Thursday that comedian Stephen Colbert can use his TV show's resources to boost his political action committee, but he must disclose some major expenses as in-kind contributions from the show's corporate owners.28. Events - Friday, May 27, 2011
Third annual Arts Immersion, presented Thursday by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville in partnership with The Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, showcases dance and theater, surprise musical guests and film reels from the Nashville Film Festival, as well as visual art from some of Nashville’s finest painters and photographers. The evening is topped off with a unique silent auction including tickets and wristbands to the Americana Music Festival, tickets to see the Avett Brothers, Nashville staycation packages, and a six-week acting class in the Meisner technique from Actors Bridge Ensemble. 6:30 p.m., Nashville Farmers Market. Tickets: $40, available at the door or through ABCnashville.org.29. Viacom 2Q earnings jump 54 pct, revenue up 20 pct - Friday, April 22, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Viacom Inc., the owner of MTV and Paramount Pictures, reported on Thursday a sharp increase in its net income for the latest quarter, boosted by popular shows such as "Jersey Shore," its kids' network Nickelodeon and an improved advertising market.30. Viacom posts lower 1Q earnings, revenue - Friday, January 28, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Viacom Inc., the owner of the MTV channel and Paramount Pictures movie studio, said Thursday its fiscal first-quarter profit dropped 12 percent due mainly to lower home DVD sales compared with a slew of strong releases in 2009.