Kinnevik’s Bold Expansion


If the sheer momentum of the Kinnevik conglom over the past year is any indication, Scandinavia’s most vertically integrated broadcast group plans to expand on the world media stage as no other…


Microsoft Intros Mitv


Microsoft is using this week’s Mip Asia show in Hong Kong as a launching pad for its interactive TV system, which it hopes to introduce in markets such as Hong Kong, Korea and Australia. The system…

Tube Prod’n Pie Sweetens


The solid growth of commercial TV in the Nordic territories, coupled with a healthy appetite for local programming, is sparking a groundbreaking move to carve up the production side of the lucrative…

Warner HV Taps Yokoi


Beefing up for the worldwide launch of the digital videodisc, Warner Home Video has tapped Adam Yokoi as VP of business development. Yokoi previously was heading up the DVD effort at MCA where he was…

Bridging Two Jobs


Jeff Bridges, who’s currently watching his “The Mirror Has Two Faces” co-star Barbra Streisand handle the two faces of actor and director, is making a deal to play both roles himself. Bridges will…

Kent, Ala Cart


“I’m prouder of Mother Courage’ than of anything I’ve ever done, ” says director Jonathan Kent, who has reason to be, given the near-unanimous raves for his Royal National Theatre revival (see…

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