Pretax profits at Holland Media Group (HMG), the Netherlands' biggest commercial network, jumped from six million guilders ($3 million) in 1997 to $38.4 million in 1998.
Touchstone and Imagine TV, the production company behind "The PJs," "Felicity" and "Sports Night," has sold its first project to UPN, an hourlong soap opera comedy called "Student Affairs."
Advisers to Saudi prince Muhammad Bin Bandur Abdul Aziz were working to revive his $500 million bid for Polygram Filmed Entertainment Friday, despite the withdrawal from the deal of the prince's…
In a surprise move, CTV Television has outbid rival CanWest Global Communications for control of NetStar Communications. Just last month, the majority of the shareholders of NetStar, Canada's largest…
Continuing its ambitious expansion, German media house Kinowelt took a 75% stake in German distributor Arsenal last week.
After devoting much of its attention to becoming the world's leading PC maker, Compaq Computer has entered the technical side of the entertainment and news industries, acquiring 10% of software…
"Payback," Paramount's long-gestating Mel Gibson starrer, paid off big over the weekend with a $21.4 million debut, according to studio projections.
Japanese-owned JVC Entertainment has pulled the plug on Largo Entertainment's foreign sales, acquisitions and co-financing businesses and given pink slips to chairman and CEO Barr Potter and…
After having cut exclusive pay and pay-per-view deals with seven of Italy's most lucrative soccer clubs, Italy's dominant pay TV operator, Telepiu, is inking similar deals with at least four other…
The Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation has announced the recipients of $50,000 in grants for musical theater development.
Frank Spotnitz, Emmy-nominated "X-Files" exec producer and "Millennium" co-exec producer, has inked an exclusive three-year, $4 million-$5 million deal with 20th Century Fox TV and has been named…