PARIS -- Giant French conglom Vivendi saw profits dip in the first half of 2012 as declines at vidgame arm Activision Blizzard offset upticks in Universal Music and Canal Plus.
Vivendi chief exec Jean-Bernard Levy is set to step down after a disagreement with the board of the French media and telco conglom over strategy. Jean-Francois Dubos, Vivendi's general counsel, will…
Gallic media conglom Vivendi looks set to launch a VOD service in Germany this year in a major move that could see a rapid expansion across Europe.
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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%
Lifestyle media group Gaiam acquired Vivendi Entertainment from Universal Music Group Distribution Corp. on Tuesday for $13.4 million, creating a major independent distributor of nontheatrical media…
PARIS -- Media conglom Vivendi's adjusted net income climbed 9.4% to a record €2.9 billion ($3.8 billion) in 2011 while its revenues remained stable at $38.3 billion.
eOne will take over Vivendi Entertainment's home entertainment biz in Canada from Jan. 1, giving the distrib's market share in the retail sector a significant bump.
European entertainment giant Vivendi's revenues rose 6.4% to €28.9 billion ($40 billion) in 2010, driven by its Activision-Blizzard gaming arm and telco interests.
The details are beginning to fall into place for Comcast's proposed joint venture with NBC Universal.
Vivendi Entertainment has nabbed all rights to Chris Stokes' hip-hop dance film "Boogie Town," currently lensing with Marques Houston in the lead. Vivendi will release theatrically in the summer.
John Eck, NBC's president of broadcast and network operations, has been named vice president of NBC Universal Integration planning.