British Digital Broadcasting has changed its name to Ondigital, in preparation for its launch this fall as the world's first digital terrestrial pay-TV service.
After two months of talks in Hollywood, French helmer Jean Jacques Beineix is still searching for a co-financier for his upcoming $60 million vampire film “Deal of the Millennium,” which is skedded…
Gemstar Intl. Group has filed a new patent infringement lawsuit against rival program guide distributor United Video Satellite Group, which last week tabled its unsuccessful takeover bid for Gemstar.
Writers Guild of America West members earned a record $674.6 million in guild contracts last year, a marginal increase of 0.7% over 1996. Guild employment was at an all-time high in 1997 with an…
Medusa, the feature film division of Silvio Berlusconi's Fininvest media empire, has tapped a CEO and is readying its first film projects. The company also recently acquired Blockbuster Italy and is…
Digital effects house Cinesite has landed the visual f/x contracts for two feature films: Buena Vista's "The 13th Warrior" starring Antonio Banderas and Warner Bros.' "Practical Magic" starring…
Pegasus Communications Corp. announced that it has acquisitions pending with six independent providers of DirecTV for a total of $41.2 million.
USA Networks has handed over the programming reins of the Sci-Fi Channel to Bonnie Hammer, a nine-year veteran of the company who helped turn USA's Monday-night "World Wrestling Federation" series…
Dutch media giant Endemol has acquired a 51% stake in German production company Flamingo Film, the second acquisition Endemol has made in the German market inside of a week.
Fran Drescher, star of "The Nanny," has created the company Uh-Oh Prods. to produce a half-hour comedy pilot for MTV called "Daytrippers."