To say 2000 was a tough year for entertainment dot-coms would be an understatement. Headline-grabbing rounds of company closures, employee layoffs and the disappearance of venture capital funding…
MTVi has upped MTV News veteran Michael Alex to veep, MTVi News.
Lions Gate Entertainment is reorganizing its home entertainment unit into three separate video labels and has appointed several execs as part of the effort. Peter Block is to become president of home…
The New York Times has sold nearly all of its minority stake in ailing financial news distrib TheStreet.com and will record a loss of about $12 million against fourth-quarter earnings.
After four months of negotiations, hip-hop destination sites Hookt.com and Platform.net merged on Monday. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The Motion Picture Assn. (MPA) has lured a top technology exec to head a new department focusing on protecting Hollywood's interests in the digital age.
Just when you thought the MPAA couldn't be more concerned about computers and the Internet, Apple Computer and Compaq Computer are prepping to heighten its fears, as both are set to install devices…
Just two months after buying back DIC Entertainment from Disney, longtime chairman-CEO Andy Heyward has created an inhouse home entertainment division under exec VP worldwide Don Gold, a homevideo…
Online music portal MP3.com filed documents with the U.S. Copyright Office Monday supporting the music industry's call for an inquiry into how copyright is applied on the Internet. It hopes to use…
The New York Times Co. said Sunday that it will cut 69 jobs, or 17% of the positions, at its online unit.
ComedyCentral.com has signed an exclusive deal with the Improv comedy club to launch Improv@ComedyCentral.Com. Site will feature standup comedians from its L.A. area clubs on Melrose Avenue and in…