-- Bertelsmann and Kirch have won a tug of war with Rupert Murdoch's TM3 over German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer.
German telecommunications giant and main cable provider Deutsche Telekom has extended its deadline for offers to buy its lucrative cable networks from Friday to Aug. 20.
German entertainment companies continue to go public in an effort to expand their resources.
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.2M Cumulative:$28.9M Sony / Screen Gems -35.29%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$586,451 Cumulative:$307.9M Disney -24.71%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$506,166 Cumulative:$17.6M Warner Brothers -28.02%
Angry at what it calls the grand schemes of Germany's giant pubcasters, the Assn. of Commercial Radio and Television (VPRT) has called for the partial privatization of the public webs.
Germany's ProSieben Media on Wednesday reported its best ever half-year pre-tax results with a 15% increase to more than DM185 million ($96.7 million), compared with $85.3 million in the same period…
Rupert Murdoch's Vox weblet has dished out DM 15 million ($7.8 million) for TV rights to "Titanic."
Two German daytime talkshow hosts have received death threats from wrathful viewers who said their shows are too vulgar, prosecutors said Monday.
Advanced Medien AG has become the latest in an increasing number of German entertainment companies to go public.
ProSieben's planned 24-hour news channel has been given a greenlight by the Bavarian media regulator (BLM).
Germany's leading pay TV services, Premiere and DF1, will soon be merging into one entity to be called Premiere World, the Kirch Group announced Tuesday.