The cable industry's bid to block implementation of must-carry rules until the U.S. Supreme Court decides on their constitutionality was denied in U.S. District Court Thursday.
Viacom has purchased a leading video-game company, giving a boost to its fledgling effort into interactive media. The giant cable programmer bought ICOM Simulations, a Wheeling (Ill.)-based game…
In Thursday's story on Erik and Gregory Hansen's $ 500,000 sale of their story pitch to Universal, their names also should have been included as the screenwriters of "Heart and Souls."
German private web RTL has inked a three-year, 250 million mark ($ 156 million) deal with Dutch production company JE Entertainment. JE's Cologne office has long supplied RTL with much of the web's…
Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren -- together again on the big screen. Miramax Films and director Martin Scorsese announced yesterday that they plan to team on the theatrical rerelease of director…
With college basketball finished CBS moved back on top in the Saturday-morning race April 10, while other streaks continued unabated in Nielsen daytime and fringe rankings for April 5-9.
Sedona Records has filed suit against Bertelsmann Music Group, its Zoo Entertainment label and label prexy Lou Maglia, alleging breach of contract in their joint-venture agreement.
Powerful House Democrats Richard Gephardt and John Dingell are urging the Federal Communications Commission to weigh the potential for jobs creation when it selects a final U.S. standard for high…
"Late Night With"... Conan O'Brien? NBC is going down to the wire with its choice for a host to replace David Letterman, with O'Brien -- a producer on "The Simpsons" and former writer for "Saturday…
Warner/Chappell music publishing has started a Latin music unit and a new Latin imprint, El Toro. Heading the new division, which will be based at the company's Los Angeles headquarters, is Erich…