DIJON -- French film industryites are calling for the European Commission to greenlight an amendment to ramp up taxes on France's powerful Internet service providers.
In the latest round of foreign antitrust scrutiny, the European Commission has presented its objections to Universal Music Group's pending $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI Music's label assets.
The European Commission has put off overhauling controversial broadcast quotas on U.S. films and TV programs shown in European Union countries until the end of the year.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
The European Commission is investigating subsidies to Portuguese pubcaster RTP (Radio Televisco Portuguesa).
Jacques Santer, the president of the European Commission, has thrown his weight behind the idea of launching a European version of the Oscars and Emmys, to coincide with the Cannes Film Festival.
As expected, the European Commission has decided to extend its investigation into the proposed digital TV alliance between Kirch, Bertelsmann and Deutsche Telekom, due to fears that their jointly…