Adam Dawtrey

  • Biz

Vivendi adventure

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The ambitious French media group Vivendi has swooped in to raise its stakes in Canal Plus and British Sky Broadcasting in three separate deals worth $2.7 billion.

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Vaines heads to Miramax

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Colin Vaines, head of production at the U.K.'s Film Consortium, has been named executive VP of development for Miramax Films in New York. Vaines succeeds Jack Lechner, who ankled the company late…

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New standards set for BBC?

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The BBC may be forced to sell off a 49% stake in its commercial arm BBC Worldwide if the U.K. government accepts the proposals of a committee it has appointed to examine the pubcaster's future…

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Granada buys soccer stake

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Granada Group has agreed to pay £22 million ($34 million) for a 9.9% stake in the Liverpool soccer club, one of the biggest names in English sport. Granada, which is a leading player in the ITV…

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