Still reeling from Thursday’s announcement of network-funded ratings-gathering experiments, A.C. Nielsen Co. took another hit Friday when Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. announced its…
If there ever was a symbiotic relationship between the entertainment industry and state politicians, it's now, as Los Angeles struggles to recover from last month's devastating earthquake.
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The troubled Showscan Corp., parent of the CineMania theater at Universal’s CityWalk, continued to lose money and posted only modest sales. For the third quarter ended Dec. 31, Showscan lost $ 1.7…
In what has become a recurring event in recent weeks, Paramount Communications directors are huddling this afternoon to decide whose bid they think Par shareholders should accept.
PaineWebber analyst Christopher Dixon initiated coverage of Viacom Inc. with an "attractive" rating, saying its Class B common shares have little downside risk from current levels. Dixon also…
The city of Anaheim and Walt Disney Co. have reached a tentative agreement on financing and building improvements for a proposed $ 2.75 billion expansion at Disneyland, the Orange County Register…
As expected, the Committee on National Television Audience Measurement Thursday announced a major TV ratings laboratory project designed to compile more accurate TV viewing statistics (Daily Variety…
Court TV is urging indicted Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) to allow the cable net to cover her trial. In a letter to Hutchison Thursday, Court TV topper Steven Brill said he's learned the Texas…
President Clinton's new budget set for release Monday will propose a 4% cut in federal funding to public broadcasting beginning in fiscal year 1997, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Sen. Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.) said Thursday he'll press forward with anti-TV violence legislation, despite initiatives announced this week by the networks and cable industry designed to placate…
A bill to require videogames to carry rating labels was introduced Thursday by two senators who say some of the games are too violent for young children.