Jeffrey Kirschenbaum has been named director of development for Universal Pictures, and Regina Lee has been promoted to creative executive.
Ousted Bertelsmann CEO Thomas Middelhoff has admitted he clashed with the German media giant's owners over his desire for an initial public offering that would have included part of the Mohn family's…
Execs at bankrupt TV titan Kirch Media said Thursday that seven groups put in bids for its assets, with the highest at €2.6 billion ($2.5 billion). But rumor has it that only three serious contenders…
SAG still can't agree on how to fight runaway production. Execs and prexy Melissa Gilbert have partially pulled the plug on the guild's support of a controversial push for penalties against producers…
AOL Time Warner said Wednesday the Justice Dept. has joined the Securities and Exchange Commission in investigating the conglom's accounting but insisted it had broken no laws.
Expressing concerns over market dominance and reduced exposure for Hispanic programming, a group of nine lawmakers is voicing opposition to a planned merger of satcasters EchoStar and DirecTV in…
General Electric Co., the parent of NBC, announced Wednesday it will begin accounting for the value of stock options as an expense this quarter as part of a plan to improve financial transparency.
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Linda Alexander, a 17-year veteran of MTV, has been named to the newly created post of senior VP of communications at MTV Networks Latin America.
Controversial topper Vladimir Zelezny appears to have strengthened his hold on the Czech Republic's most popular broadcaster, Nova TV.
U.K. satcaster BSkyB is benefiting from the collapse of rival pay TV platform ITV Digital -- upping subscriber numbers and cutting losses, according to results for the fiscal year ended June 30.