Rupert Murdoch is optimistic about the future of his newborn pay TV platform Sky Italia, currently the sole operator in Italy's still underdeveloped feevee biz.
Haim Saban is a step closer to taking over the assets of bankrupt Teutonic TV group Kirch Media after calming wary creditors with a new business plan on Thursday.
DVD/video piracy is growing alarmingly in Australia and eating into the B.O. potential of major films, prompting the film, video and pay TV industries to form a coalition to lobby federal and state…
Fox News Channel may have no choice to but to shelve its legal battle against New York agent Richard Leibner, who reps CNN's Paula Zahn. There was never any love lost between the cable news nets, but…
It is not just tax liabilities that make a split-up of Vivendi Universal Entertainment such a thorny issue. There's also a question of real estate. If Viv U chief Jean-Rene Fourtou decides he can get…
There was no "Hollywood Ten" or a lengthy blacklist of directors and producers, but Sen. Joe McCarthy was no fan of showbiz. The U.S. Senate last week unsealed more than 4,000 pages of transcripts of…
Eric Mika has rejoined Variety Inc. in the U.K. office as managing director, international, overseeing foreign sales.
Peace moves between India and Pakistan could help the ailing Bollywood film industry, which is losing millions of dollars to pirates, according to media analysts.
Danish pubcaster TV2/Danmark, which is partly financed by commercials, posted a $5.4 million profit after tax in 2002, down from $9.7 million in 2001.
News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch defended his deal to acquire control of DirecTV Thursday against claims that allowing the megamerger would be letting the proverbial fox into the satcaster hen house.