German media giant Bertelsmann is developing BeMusic, bringing together the world's largest online CD retailer and its largest music club into a division worth $1 billion in revenues and commanding…
Matsushita's Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory will work with studios to develop video compression technology for the distribution of content across Web-enabled devices.
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Broadway hates daylight saving time, and last week gave clear evidence why. Only five of 34 productions improved, three of them so-called family shows: "Beauty and the Beast," "The Lion King" and…
CBS and the producers of "Survivor" are suing Fox Broadcasting Co. over the latter's reality skein "Boot Camp," claiming the new Fox show is a blatant rip-off of the Eye's nonfiction megahit.
French theaters are packing them in, with 58 million tickets sold in the first quarter of 2001, up 24% from last year, the Centre National de la Cinematographie said Monday. Local product is getting…
Fox is once again trying to build a sitcom around standup Robert Schimmel. Comic thesp, whose previous stab at a Fox comedy ended with the show being axed before it premiered, has inked another…
A surprisingly small award for damages in TVT Records' copyright suit against MP3.com may in fact have been misstated by a factor of 10, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Spanish film and TV conglom Sogecable has teamed with top Spanish soccer club Real Madrid to create RM-SGC de Derechos Deportivos.
Columbia TriStar Films Italia posted record theatrical revenues for the financial year ended March 31, capping off a season of solid mid-range hits rather than blockbusters, director general Riccardo…
After a week of press reports, Vivendi Universal and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. have confirmed they are in talks to merge their money-losing pay TV platforms, Telepiu and Stream.