Time Warner's profit soared in the first quarter as revenue jumped 9% on star turns by filmed entertainment and TV networks. Net income more than doubled to$961 million from $396 million.
Disney and RTL's Teutonic tyke channel Super RTL reported a 125% boost in profits in 2003 to e10.4 million ($12.3 million).
The Recording Industry Assn. of America's latest legal dragnet aimed at curbing online music piracy caught 69 individuals using university Internet connections to swap songs illegally.
A House panel handily approved a bill Wednesday that would force satcasters to offer all local programming on a single dish rather than require subscribers to get several dishes.
SAG and the advertising industry have awarded the first contract to address longstanding complaints from actors shortchanged on TV ad residuals.
Marco Muller, new artistic director of the Venice Film Festival, outlined his vision for the 61st event Wednesday: a slimmed-down affair featuring more Hollywood pics and fewer prizes.
German sports web DSF has extended its rights to Bundesliga national league soccer until 2006.
German digital pay TV platform Premiere is reportedly offering e150 million ($177 million) for German and Austrian rights to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2012 Summer Games.
Pathe Intl. has its third new sales topper in less than a year after the promotion of long-serving exec Christine Hayet.
In a rare display of Hollywood hoopla in China, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are due to attend today's preem of the Shangying Warner Cinemas in Nanjing.
DVD distrib Anchor Bay Entertainment U.K. is moving into theatrical releases, kicking off with four horror titles similar to those that have made its DVD sales a success.