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Thomas Middelhoff, chief exec of German media giant Bertelsmann, has said the group's music division, BMG, will not be put on the block following the collapse of merger talks with the U.K.'s EMI…
Teutonic filmmakers just don't have the right stuff, according to Thierry Fremaux, new artistic director of the Cannes Film Festival.
German media giant Kirch Group has acquired U.S. TV and radio rights to the World Cup soccer championships in 2002 and '06.
A major announcement about the on-again, off-again merger between major labels BMG and EMI is coming early this week, and the word isn't expected to be good, insiders said Friday.
German production fund Victory Media and Munich kidvidder EM.TV have revamped their partnership and done away with their formerly exclusive agreement.
Vivendi Universal and the RTL Group could take over bankrupt Swiss sports rights marketer ISMM, which owns worldwide rights to the 2002 and 2006 soccer World Cup, for the symbolic price of one Swiss…
Germany's 2002 World Cup rights deal is still up in the air despite last month's agreement between pubcasters and the Kirch Group.
Formula One rights- marketer SLEC, 75%-owned by German media groups Kirch and EM.TV, will ink a 100-year extension of its broadcast contract with the international automobile association FIA in Paris…
RTL Group and Vivendi Universal are reportedly looking to save Swiss sports-marketer ISMM from bankruptcy and stop the Kirch Group from landing worldwide rights to the next two World Cup…