At Cologne's 11th annual Popkomm, Europe's biggest music biz gathering, the focus was on the growing piracy of CDs and dropping sales in Germany.
Kerry Packer's Publishing and Broadcasting reported an 8% drop in earnings before interest, tax and abnormals to A$308 million ($200 million) and a post-tax profit of $113 million on revenues of $780…
After a lengthy search, NBC has named former ABC Entertainment chairman Ted Harbert prexy of the Peacock's fast-growing NBC Studios production arm.
KCAL station execs announced Monday that the indie had upgraded the syndicated courtshow to prime access for the fall season.
Artistic director Lynne Meadow and executive producer Barry Grove announced casting for the Manhattan Theatre Club's 1999-2000 season.
Reps of Russian and ex-Soviet TV stations gathered in Moscow from Thursday through Monday for Teleforum, a TV competition cum confab for the region.
Disney has tapped Spencer Neumann as chief financial officer of Buena Vista Internet Group.
Commercials helmer Steve Chase has inked to direct the romantic comedy "Special" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.
Don Loughery has been named exec veepee of business affairs for Columbia TriStar Television.
Web portal Yahoo! has launched a multimedia digital site, dubbed Yahoo! Digital, designed specifically for music and video devotees.