In a dramatic, unexpected raid, Spanish telco Telefonica has bought the country's top-rated private TV channel, Antena 3 TV (A3TV), moving in association with banks Santander and Central Hispano.
Dutch electronics giant Philips more than doubled its income from ordinary operations in its second quarter, and net profits skyrocketed following a campaign on the part of new Philips president Cor…
Fox Broadcasting Co. is in talks with Arsenio Hall to star in a new sitcom for Thursday nights on Fox next fall, sources say.
Panasonic has named Peter Fannon to head its Washington lobbying operation.
On a day when everyone should have been buzzing about HBO's chart-topping 90 Primetime Emmy Award nominations --- by far the most ever for a cable network --- the attention instead centered on a…
President Clinton has tapped outgoing Recording Industry Assn. of America chairman Jason Berman for the White House task force on fast track legislation. Berman will be given the title of special…
Producer David Permut and Citadel Entertainment have teamed to develop and produce a film version of "Hollywood Kryptonite: The Bulldog, the Lady and the Death of Superman," the 1996 nonfiction book…
The White House has abandoned its first choice for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and will now nominate William Kennard to replace FCC topper Reed Hundt, sources confirmed Thursday.
The seventh edition of the Jornadas de Cable, Latin America's biggest annual pay TV fair, should see a record attendance of 20,000 industryites, host org ATVC claims.
Large-format pioneer Imax Corp. has put film development on the front burner and plans an ambitious release schedule over the next 18 months.
David Levien and Brian Koppelman, one of the filmbiz' faster-rising writing duos, have gone on to lock up two high-profile (and high-six-figure) rewriting assignments for Walt Disney Pictures…