WinStar TV & Video has picked up the domestic TV and homevideo rights to BMG Independents film library, signaling BMG's retreat from the homevideo biz.
Italy's dominant pay TV operator Telepiu, controlled by Gallic media group Canal Plus, posted a loss of $165 million for its fiscal 1998.
Mexico's No. 2 broadcaster TV Azteca is taking a chance on a Euro-animated series in a market dominated by U.S. and Japanese productions.
The Hoyts Cinemas board was forced Tuesday to lower the company's projected earnings for the year to June 30 after a potential bidder for its U.S. loop dropped out last last week.
Thanks to heavy TV advertising and special programming on MTV, the Backstreet Boys' new album may have set an industry record for first-week sales, according to label insiders: Early projections put…
Viacom's revised offer of $9.75 a share for the outstanding 20% of Spelling Entertainment stock was $1 per share below the price Spelling's independent directors wanted, Viacom has revealed.
Zee TV will launch an eight-channel digital network in India that will include entertainment, news, music, cinema and four regional-language channels in Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati and Punjabi.
TVN Entertainment has signed for the first time as lead distributor for two pay-per-view specials: "Cirque du Soleil: Quidam" (Aug. 1) and "Canyon Walk" (Sept. 5), in which French-born aerialist…
Dimension Films has tapped former Interscope Communications executive VP Michael Helfant as its senior exec VP, based in Los Angeles.
Internet software maker Macromedia Inc. said Monday it has tapped Disney vet Stephen Fields as CEO of shockwave.com, a new Web site that will deliver original animated entertainment-based media to…