Despite the excitement surrounding its negotiations with NBC, Vivendi Universal is quietly selling other assets. Viv U and its Gallic subsid Canal Plus Group said Tuesday that they will sell Nordic…
ITV's biggest shareholders Granada and Carlton will have to wait a little longer to hear the Dept. of Trade and Industry's ruling on their proposed £2.6 billion ($4.1 billion) merger.
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The Walt Disney Co. on Monday won dismissal of a lawsuit by shareholders who claimed the company didn't disclose the risks it faces from a lawsuit over Winnie the Pooh franchise rights.
Gallic media and defense group Lagardere reported a 29% drop in net profit in the first half of 2003, despite an unexpectedly strong show from its core media division.
German law enforcement authorities have pulled the plug on one of the biggest film and software download servers worldwide, which has cost the local industry millions of dollars.
The Screen Actors Guild is asking its 98,000 members to lobby against the FCC's new media ownership regs.
Last week's legislative and judicial rollback of the Federal Communications Commission's plan to loosen TV ownership restrictions has left the org's deregulatory agenda in limbo and potentially puts…
No one in Washington would openly admit to having recall envy. East Coast scribes and D.C. pols would rather look down their noses at the undignified mayhem unfolding on the other coast and sniff…
There were happy faces on the Universal lot last week. The orphan studio finally got a new parent -- its fourth in the last decade. The ebullience, however, was far from "universal" around Hollywood.
Barry Diller has grabbed headlines as a media mogul and a guru of Internet and electronic commerce. His latest claim to fame is less glamorous: A fly in the ointment for a succession of CEOs at three…
While the media world has focused on Hollywood and the multimillion-dollar Universal sale, a quiet revolution has been taking place in France.
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