MTV Networks followed through on its rumored threat to litigate the departure of Nick at Nite's TV Land head man Rich Cronin by filing suit Friday against Fox Kids Worldwide Inc. as well as against…
After months of laborious discussions, all the major Italian media companies --- RAI, Mediaset, Telecom Italia and Cecchi Gori --- and the French pay TV company Canal Plus announced Friday night they…
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A 24-hour grievance strike by a technical union left ABC unable to cover a major golf tournament Saturday, the first preemption based on a work stoppage in the network's history.
Yugoslavia's first multiplex could be opening its doors in Belgrade as early as July 1998, developed jointly by U.S. operators Golden Ring Entertainment (GRE), which runs Moscow's successful Kodak…
Personal manager and Red Ant Records prexy Randy Phillips has filed a $5 million lawsuit against MCA/Universal claiming he was made prexy of MCA Records only to have the post withdrawn when the…
One day after complaining to Congress about cable programmers' attempts to hoard sports programming, EchoStar CEO Charlie Ergen filed papers at the Federal Communications Commission alleging that…
Dallas LBO firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst has emerged as the leading candidate to acquire United Artists Theatre Circuit, the No. 2 exhib circuit, at a price that could reach $900 million, Wall…
ASCAP has reached a settlement with religious broadcasters, thus breaking a logjam in Congress over legislation on copyrights for musical works published before 1978.
Planet Hollywood Intl. Inc. and Aladdin Gaming LLC have agreed to develop, own and operate a 1,000-room hotel and 50,000-square-foot casino in Las Vegas.
Barry Diller's HSN Inc. on Friday withdrew the cash alternative in its $300 million offer for the outstanding 49.9% of Ticketmaster Group Inc., just as Ticketmaster appointed a special committee of…
Cinergi Pictures Entertainment Inc.'s net loss ballooned to $9.8 million in the third quarter, from $294,000 a year earlier, as a result of costs related to the winding down of the indie.