After a quiet few years on the new-media front, Bertelsmann is jumping into digital investment. Company has formed a $63 million venture-capital fund to invest in digital biz and tapped Richard…
Media mogul Herbert Kloiber is gunning for paybox Premiere and Austrian pubcaster ORF after losing free TV rights to top league Austrian soccer.
Sony action channel AXN has become the latest outlet to sign on to Deutsche Telekom's triple-play offering, T-Home, which launched this week.
Having grossed $15.3 million in just two weeks, Soenke Wortmann's "Deutschland -- Ein sommermaerchen" (Germany-- A Summer's Fairytale) has become the most successful documentary film ever in Germany.
RTL Television will launch three new digital channels on satellite and cable on Dec. 1. The channels -- RTL Crime, lifestyle-oriented RTL Living and telenovela- and soap-soaked Passion -- will be…
Haim Saban's ProSiebenSat 1 is continuing its expansion into Internet business with a 30% acquisition of Lokalisten Media, which operates lokalisten.de, one of Germany's leading social networks.
The European Film Academy will honor Brit producer Jeremy Thomas Dec. 2 in Warsaw for his contribution to world cinema.
German publishing giant Axel Springer has said private equity firm Hellman & Friedman may sell a 10% stake in the company this year if the stock market remains "attractive."
Forget walking the red carpet. Local distrib X Verleih actually wants Teutonic stars Daniel Bruehl and Juergen Vogel to sprint up the carpet as part of their tubthumping duties for "Ein Freund von…
Franka Potente is set to star as a woman who ascends the Vatican's highest office in Volker Schlondorff's adaptation of Donna W. Cross' bestseller "Pope Joan."
Death and its impact on the living will be an overriding theme at this year's Leipzig Festival for Documentary & Animated Film, which runs Oct. 30-Nov. 5.
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