Bud Mayo, the cinema executive who led small exhibitors into digital and 3-D, said he’s interested in buying Cablevision Systems Corp.’s Clearview theaters, which would quadruple his screens and plant a flag in New York.
“Spartacus” and 55.1 million subscribers could be up for grabs at half the median valuation of television-industry takeovers as billionaire John Malone prepares to make premium channel Starz LLC a separate company.
Carmike Cinemas Inc., after more than doubling in price this year, is still the cheapest theater chain in America for rivals looking to acquire more movie screens and boost earnings from popcorn and ticket sales.
Jeremy Lin’s rise to fame has more than doubled ratings at MSG network, putting renewed pressure on parent Madison Square Garden Co. to strike a deal with Time Warner Cable Inc. in their dispute over carriage fees.
Cablevision Systems Corp., the fifth- largest U.S. cable provider, slumped the most in more than 2 1/2 years in New York trading after reporting profit that missed analysts’ estimates amid subscriber defections.