From the politics-makes-strange-bedfellows department comes the tale of Haley Barbour, a D.C. lobbyist and Mississippi Republican now in the running for chairman of the GOP National Committee.
After three years of deal-making, Trip Hawkins took the wrapping off the newest entrant into the multimedia market, proclaiming his player to be the "merging of the New Hollywood." Certainly, the…
Entertainment giants Time Warner and Tele-Communications Inc. flooded the public bond markets this week with billions of dollars worth of new debt to take advantage of the lowest interest rates in…
King World Prods. yesterday reported record net income and earnings per share for its first fiscal quarter ended Nov. 30.
Mexico's private TV giant, Televisa, has bought a 50% share in Connecticut-based Panamsat private satellite banner, wholly owned by Rene Anselmo. Move is seen as part of an ongoing effort by Televisa…
Discovery Communications Inc. has bought out stakes held by a division of Tele-Communications Inc. in the Discovery Channel Europe and the Learning Channel Europe for an undisclosed amount, the…
The Home Shopping Network has postponed its annual meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday to an undetermined date, pending further review by the U.S. Dept. of Justice of HSN's deal to be acquired…
Intl. Family Entertainment's attempted takeover of TVS Entertainment, parent of MTM, has developed into a last-minute poker game between IFE and a significant minority of TVS shareholders, who are…
Robert DeNirbo's Tribeca Pictures has teamed up with Henninger Video Inc. to form Tribeca Henninger Editing Tools.
Warner Bros. has found a new cash cow in its worldwide retail division and will be opening 25-30 stores nationwide in '93, according to Peter Starrett, division prez.
DIGITAL HOOPLA: The biggest event today at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas-- for Hollywood exex, at least--is the unveiling of the new multimedia player from 3DO Co., the 2-year-old…