I cover the business of media and entertainment for @WashingtonPost. West Coaster in DC. kangc@washpost.com

Bidding war between networks, sports leagues will increase price of cable TV

chicagotribune.com — Cable TV is about to get more expensive for millions of consumers because of a bidding war between networks and the country's most powerful sports leagues. Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and scores of rural cable providers are tacking on sports surcharges each month, the direct result of higher fees they are paying to ESPN and other sports networks to carry their channels.

Bidding war between networks, sports leagues will increase price of cable TV

Amazon offers its hit series “Transparent” free for a day to non-Prime members

washingtonpost.com — Amazon announced it will offer the series "Transparent" -fresh off its success at Golden Globes - to the public for free on Saturday. Normally, "Transparent" is only available to Amazon's Prime members, who pay $99 a year for perks such as free shipping and access to Prime Instant Video.

'American Sniper' sets off a national debate

tampabay.com — The makers of American Sniper said they wanted the movie to be a thoughtful character study of the most lethal military sniper in U.S. history. But the movie - which set box-office records over the holiday weekend - has also inflamed the debate over the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, with one side decrying it as jingoistic propaganda and another defending it just as fiercely as a paean to the country's underappreciated veterans.

'American Sniper' decried as propaganda by some, praised as vets' paean by others

stripes.com — The makers of "American Sniper" said they wanted the movie to be a thoughtful character study of the most lethal military sniper in U.S. history. But the movie, which shattered box-office records over the holiday weekend with $105 million in sales, has also inflamed the debate over America's controversial wars.

‘American Sniper’ decried as propaganda by some, praised as veterans’ paean by others

washingtonpost.com — The makers of "American Sniper" said they wanted the movie to be a thoughtful character study of the most lethal military sniper in U.S. history.

Amazon to venture into feature films for theater, online

sj-r.com — Amazon on Monday took a big step forward into the world of Hollywood, with plans to create 12 feature films a year that will be released first in movie theaters and then, weeks later, streamed to customers.

Amazon plans to create feature films, put them online sooner

denverpost.com — By Cecilia Kang The Washington Post Posted: 01/20/2015 12:01:00 AM MST Amazon on Monday took a big step forward into the world of Hollywood, with plans to create 12 feature films a year that will be released first in movie theaters and then, weeks later, streamed to customers.

Amazon plans to create feature films, put them online weeks after theater release

washingtonpost.com — Amazon on Monday took a big step forward into the world of Hollywood, with plans to create 12 feature films. The movies will be released first in movie theaters and then weeks later for streaming customers, following Hollywood's traditional business of delaying releases into the home.

Hollywood’s addiction to franchises is reaching new extremes

washingtonpost.com — Hollywood has always loved banking on big franchises like the "James Bond" movies and "Star Wars." But the addiction has reached new extremes. Warner Brothers is producing a trilogy of spinoffs from the "Harry Potter" series called "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
More Articles →
Jan 26, 2015

What's Bloomberg been up to? Back to the newsroom and shaking things up: nyti.ms/1CVc9rx @ravisomaya @nytimes

Jan 25, 2015

American Sniper still on a roll, takes in $64 million this weekend, bringing total to $200 million: Rentrak

Jan 25, 2015

This shows the great influence of foreign media on North Korea: Forbidden Love? Smuggling of Soap Operas nyti.ms/1CPH08U @nytimes

Jan 25, 2015

Important @fletchpost piece on Black/White inequality explores how the economic recovery is leaving blacks behind wapo.st/1zHPm57

Jan 25, 2015

Ex-spies infiltrate Hollywood as the hunger for authentic espionage TV, movies grows wpo.st/5y920 @ianshapira

Learn how to connect with Cecilia on social media by joining Muck Rack Pro



Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.


Share This Profile