The FCC approved EchoStar's purchase of satellite airwaves from MCI/News Corp. Wednesday, clearing the way for the satcaster to offer up to 500 channels by early next year.
Sumner Redstone breezed into London on Wednesday for Viacom's annual shareholders meeting, relocated to the U.K. in recognition of the growing importance of the international market.
In a significant victory for Jeffrey Katzenberg, a judge has ruled that the former head of Disney's film unit did not forfeit a lucrative bonus when he left the company in 1994 and is entitled to…
Universal has paid $500,000 against a possible $1.25 million sum for "Cross Dressing," a new comic novel by Bill Fitzhugh which will be developed by ShadyAcres Entertainment as a potential directing…
Warren Zide and Craig Perry, producers of "American Pie," have struck a three-pic deal with indie producer and distrib Scanbox, beginning with the comedy "Return of the World's Most Rotten Lover."
As the relatively sleepy Cannes Film Festival heads into its final stretch, several Directors' Fortnight entries have apparently sparked interest among U.S. distributors.
Chancellor Media Corp. has formed three units to launch e-commerce businesses and broadcast its radio programs on the 'Net to capitalize on Internet growth, it revealed Wednesday.
UPN is going after young men on Thursday with two hours of wrestling, while the netlet's ethnic comedy block shifts to Monday and its movie to Friday. The net has ordered three new comedies: the…
John Malone's Starz network has signed an exclusive pay TV output deal with the Shooting Gallery, which becomes the fourth recent indie movie operation to engineer a deal with the network.
Industry execs and lobbyists here are predicting that the American Film Marketing Assn. is heading for trouble over its position on the upcoming General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)…