The Digitial Cinema Distribution Coalition, the d-cinema consortium formed by AMC Theatres, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark Theatres, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros., has pacted to acquire…
U.S. satellite service giant EchoStar Corp, and Brazil-based telco Global Village Telecom (GVT), a subsid of France's Vivendi, have nixed talks to create a joint pay TV venture in Brazil. Confirming…
For long, Hollywood has touted the promise of digital delivery of movies to theaters as a way to dramatically cut costs -- a promise that has largely gone unfulfilled.
Universal Music network IMF: The International Music Feed is set to launch on EchoStar sometime today after a New York judge issued a temporary injunction forcing the satcaster to air the channel.
EchoStar and DirecTV parent Hughes Electronics officially broke up Tuesday, and at least one eager bidder jumped at the chance to nab the satcaster.
Signaling the end of its merger pact with EchoStar for the first time, Hughes Electronics said Wednesday it is not willing to fight for the deal and wait while the feds reconsider the doomed…
Tenacious satcaster EchoStar has resurrected its doomed bid to merge with rival DirecTV. On Thanksgiving eve, EchoStar filed an amended merger application with the Federal Communications Commission…
It's official: EchoStar and DirecTV are going to trial to argue that Washington antitrust watchdogs were wrong in denying their bid to merge and become the country's largest satcaster.
As regulators sounded the death knell for one media merger last week, another bolted from the starting gate. The Dept. of Justice nixed the merger of EchoStar and DirecTV on Oct. 31. That was the…
The Justice Dept. delivered a knockout blow Thursday to the merger of EchoStar and DirecTV. After a 12-month review, the agency called the deal anti-competitive and bad for consumers and plans to go…
Attorneys for the Justice Dept. plan to file suit to block a merger of rival satcasters EchoStar and DirecTV, according to press reports Wednesday. Their move comes despite a last-ditch effort by the…