Kinowelt Intl.'s campaign into Eastern Europe has reached Moscow, where the Teutonic company has joined local distributor Gemini to form the Gemini Kinomir joint distribution venture. The new company…
After failing to transform itself into a major sports channel with Champions' League soccer, local weblet TM3 may instead become Germany's first interactive TV and Internet channel. The…
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…
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.