With unexpected haste, the Federal Trade Commission has signed off on the Seagram Co.'s $10.6 billion acquisition of Polygram.
Carlton Communications, Pearson Plc and Canal Plus have emerged as the European companies showing the strongest interest in Polygram Filmed Entertainment at this early stage of the auction, with all…
The Screen Actors Guild's national board will gather in Los Angeles this weekend to decide whether to recommend a merger with the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists.
Adelphia Communications Corp. has joined the rush by media companies to secure access to capital by registering to sell up to $750 million in debt and equity securities.
A&E, through its sister network the History Channel, is getting into the TV syndication business for the first time.
The bandwidth battle between broadcasters and cablers began in earnest Thursday when the Federal Communications Commission asked for comments on proposals that would require cable systems to carry…
Hollywood's Raleigh Studios has inked a five-year deal to operate and manage Manhattan Beach Studios, a deal that will make it one of the largest independent studios, with 26 soundstages.
When the Family Channel relaunches as Fox Family Channel on Aug. 15, the cable network will feature entirely different programming from its predecessor, except for one show: Pat Robertson's "700…
Blockbuster Video CEO John Antioco went into the lion's den at the Video Software Dealers Assn. Confab here and came out with his limbs intact.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has reinforced its commitment to the struggling Game Show Network by financing three gameshows to premiere on the channel later this year.
In a surprising turn, Universal Studios chief financial officer Bruce Hack is expected to be tapped vice chairman of Universal Music Group, which, after its acquisition of Polygram closes, will be…