Canadian country siren Shania Twain and American actor-rapper Will Smith lead a list of nominees for the 26th annual American Music Awards, which will be handed out on Jan. 11.
Online giant America Online Inc. will buy Web software pioneer Netscape Communications Corp. in a $4.2 billion deal involving Sun Microsystems Inc., the companies said Tuesday, creating a powerhouse…
Rupert Murdoch's Star TV has launched direct-to-home service on C-band in India. Star TV is offering a nine-channel package; the dish antenna and the decoder will be sold directly to the subscriber.
A team of lawyers and bankers for bankrupt theater concern Livent Inc. will have to work through the long Thanksgiving weekend to arrange $30 million in financing that is vital to keep the company…
Michael Viner and Deborah Raffin must cease audio-book production -- at least for now.
While Rupert Murdoch announced Monday that a digital TV deal with Telecom Italia is in the works (Daily Variety, Nov. 24), Italy's pubcaster RAI and Gallic pay TV giant Canal Plus unveiled that they…
Music retailers will have plenty to be thankful about on Thursday, as registers this week have been ringing up hefty tallies for albums released on so-called Super Tuesday, when discs from Garth…
CBS has inked a development deal with British actor-writer-director Hugh Laurie, who just wrapped his starring role in Columbia’s “Stuart Little.” His CBS deal was brokered by attorney Fred Toczek…
EMI has posted mixed results for the half-year ending Sept. 30., despite the fact that pre-tax profits were down 10.7% to £68.6 million ($113.9 million) on sales of $1.65 billion, down 3.4%. At the…
Kidvid maven Ellen Levy-Sarnoff is returning to the Saban Entertainment fold through a first-look production deal with Fox Family Worldwide, the kidvid partnership of Saban and News Corp.
Geraldine Laybourne's Oxygen Media confirmed Tuesday that it is teaming with Carsey-Werner-Mandabach and Oprah Winfrey to launch a femme-oriented cable web called Oxygen.