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Earnings preview: Viacom 3Q profit, sales seen up

Viacom Inc., the owner of MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures, reports its third-quarter earnings Friday before the market opens. Full story

Netflix boosts original programing with DreamWorks deal

(Reuters) - Video streaming service Netflix Inc is beefing up its original programing menu through a multi-year deal with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc, the maker of movies such as Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. Full story

Mattress Firm Beats Estimates

   Josh Lipton reports that Dollar General was the worst performer on the day after trimming guidance. Salesforce.com falls after buying ExactTarget. But Monster Beverage was up on the day, as was G-III, Viacom and Mattress Firm.

Amazon writes huge check for video rights to Dora, SpongeBob

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc wrote its largest-ever check for a subscription-streaming deal, securing hundreds of mostly childrens' TV programs from Viacom Inc for its Internet video service and ratcheting up pressure on rival Netflix. Full story

Copyright owners can't sue Google's YouTube as a group - judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday denied class-action status to copyright owners suing Google Inc over the use of material posted on YouTube without their permission. Full story

McCain bill seeks 'a la carte' cable channel subscriptions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain introduced a bill on Thursday that would uproot the current system of bundling cable channels and let customers pay for select channels on an "a la carte" basis, a move likely to face stiff industry opposition. Full story

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Philippe Dauman, CEO of Viacom, arrives at the annual Allen and Co. conference at the Sun Valley
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Philippe Dauman, CEO of Viacom, arrives at the annual Allen and Co. conference at the Sun Valley, Idaho Resort July 11, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

Dauman, CEO of Viacom, arrives for lunch at the annual Allen and Co. conference at the Sun Valley
Dauman, CEO of Viacom, arrives for lunch at the annual Allen and Co. conference at the Sun Valley

Philippe Dauman, CEO of Viacom, arrives for lunch at the annual Allen and Co. conference at the Sun Valley, Idaho Resort July 10, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

Sumner Redstone, executive chairman of Viacom and CBS, arrives as a guest at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" in Hollywood
Sumner Redstone, executive chairman of Viacom and CBS, arrives as a guest at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" in Hollywood

Sumner Redstone , executive chairman of Viacom and CBS, arrives as a guest at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" in Hollywood May 14, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS)

A woman exits the Viacom Inc. headquarters in New York
A woman exits the Viacom Inc. headquarters in New York

A woman exits the Viacom Inc. headquarters in New York April 30, 2013. U.S. media mogul Sumner Redstone had a good day on May 1, 2013 as his two companies Viacom Inc and CBS Corp reported quarterly results that beat Wall Street estimates on the back of unexpectedly strong TV advertising revenue. Via