General Cinema Theatres has promoted Frank Stryjewski to chief operating officer and executive VP, with responsibilities for all domestic theater operations as well as for marketing, purchasing and human resources.
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SBS Broadcasting has finalized an agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) which will give it additional capital and clout to develop its television and radio operations in Central and Eastern Europe.
Sony Corp. said Monday it will set up a new management team for Sony Europe on Jan. 1. The move will follow the retirement of Jack Schmuckli, Sony Europe chairman and CEO, at the end of December.
French utilities group Vivendi has sold its 6.5% stake in U.K. cable operator Telewest for $336 million, possibly in part to NTL, the rival British cabler.
A U.S. investment group, Callahan Associated, is discussing the acquisition of a stake in Italy’s second digital TV platform Stream.
Gotham TV producer Broadcast News Networks has been signed by Court TV to produce episodes of “Crime Stories,” the cable web’s new one-hour series.
WNBC has snatched away another major Gotham event from WPIX, locking up exclusive broadcast rights to the annual New York City Marathon through 2003.
Visual f/x studio Digital Domain has been chosen as the beta test site for a new laser film recorder from leading German motion picture camera company ARRI, which promises to become the standard used by visual f/x and post-production studios around the world.
Having just acquired two of Norway’s most important films, Scandinavia’s newest independent film sales company, Werner Film and Media Intl. (WFM), is planning to branch out into co-financing and co-production.
In a boost for satcaster Sky Latin America, PanAmSat Corp. has replaced its troubled Pas-6 satellite with a new, improved model.