In the wake of the music industry's Napster nightmare, Germany's artists' rights association GEMA is seeking greater compensation from both PC consumers and hardware manufacturers. If successful, the…
The merger of Leo Kirch's networks SAT.1 and ProSieben has been all but greenlighted by government watchdogs. Declaring the move an internal restructuring of the Kirch Group, German antitrust…
Kinowelt Intl. and Poland's Best Film will launch a distribution and sales operation, Best Film Intl., in August.
Marking its first direct involvement in German TV, entertainment group Kinowelt Medien has acquired a 10% share in new satellite broadcaster B.TV Television Stuttgart/ Ludwigsburg.
The Kirch Group finally gathered its family of broadcasters under one roof Tuesday with the announcement that it is merging its two commercial broadcasters, ProSieben and Sat1, into Germany's biggest…
UPCtv, the marketing, distribution and programming outlet of United Pan-Europe Communications, will offer three new channels on Germany's PrimaCom cable network. UPCtv's new webs include the Extreme…
Taking advantage of French President Jacques Chirac's visit to the German capital, the culture ministers of Germany and France announced Monday the formation of the German-French Film Academy, whose…
German media giant Bertelsmann posted revenues of DM32 billion ($15.5 billion) in the fiscal year ended June 30. Behind AOL-Time Warner and CBS Viacom, the company ranks as the third biggest media…
The Kirch Group looks set to acquire 41% in broadcaster SAT.1 from German publisher Axel Springer Verlag and assume 100% ownership of the web.
Deutsche Telekom has announced it is in negotiations with Klesch & Co. for the further sale of two other regional cable networks, one covering the northern German states of Hamburg…