Germany's Dresdner Bank will retain the 25% stake in Telecinco that it inherited from the Kirch Group. Kirch used the stake in late 2001 to secure a DM910 million ($410 million) loan from Dresdner.
Spain's main pay TV operators, Sogecable and Via Digital, have vowed to continue buying Spanish pics if their merger goes through.
Spain's 2002 box office takings and admissions could be down from last year's results.
Top Spanish pay TV operator Sogecable is backing allegations, originally made by France's Canal Plus Group, that a News Corp. subsidiary -- NDS Americas -- hacked into rival digital TV smart cards…
Italian Prime Minister and media magnate Silvio Berlusconi's iron grip over the airwaves is extending to Spain.
New Pan-Europe movie distrib Entera has struck an in-principle deal for video/DVD distribution in Italy with the country's leading production and distribution company, Medusa Film.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset has raised its stake in Spanish broadcaster Telecinco to a majority 52%, buying 12% from Grupo Correo, one of Spain's largest publishing and media…
TV and film conglom Sogecable and telco giant Telefonica are mulling the merger of their digital pay TV platforms, Canal Satellite Digital and Via Digital, after the Spanish government slapped 34…
From August 2000 to January 2002, Juan Jose Nieto held the most important position in the Spanish film/TV industry -- president of Telefonica Media.
Spanish production and distribution exec Ana Amigo has been tapped to lead Warner Bros.' local film production operation in Spain, which looks set to launch early next year.