Australian cabler Foxtel looks set to launch some of its channels via satellite after outbidding rival Optus Vision for 50,000 set-top boxes in the homes of Australis Media's former subscribers.
Fox TV veteran Mitchell Stern has been promoted to chairman and CEO of Fox Television Stations (Daily Variety, June 3).
Spanish-lingo newsnet CNN en Espanol has pacted with Mexico City's most respected daily newspaper on a business news program to bow Sat. June 13.
Time Warner Inc. will sell about $1 billion in long-term bonds today to refinance existing debt in the media giant's latest effort to reduce its funding costs.
Morgan Mason's London Films has teamed up with Donner/Shuler Donner to develop a remake of the classic British comedy "The Ghost Goes West" for Warner Bros.
JAPAN Sony Corp. has entered into a technical and capital alliance with struggling Japanese software maker Justsystem Corp. Sony will buy 2 million new shares in the software maker, known for its…
Linda Hamilton and Lynn Whitfield have been cast in Studio USA Pictures' and the Lee Rose telefilm "The Color of Courage," an event movie for USA Network. Pic is skedded to begin shooting June 3 in…
Sidney Poitier's five-decade career will be the subject of a tribute June 18 and 19 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
In an effort to streamline the development of the Westwood Marketplace complex, Mann Theatres has scaled back its planned multiplex at the site from 2,800 seats to a maximum of 2,000 seats.
Former Miramax Films exec Jim Sherry has been named senior VP and general manager of Alliance Releasing.