GSN, the network for games, has hired Zig I. Gauthier as vice president of original programming. Gauthier, a former programming exec at Sci Fi Channel and development head at Fox Sports Net, will be…
Baseball fans looking for the day's highlights now have another option besides staying up for "SportsCenter." Major League Baseball is starting a digital download service that lets fans download the…
EBay is making a bid for the crowded online music biz. Internet auction company is partnering with new digital music firm Passalong Networks to offer its own 99¢ download song.
TiVo is intensifying its promotion efforts in the face of increasing competition with the appointment of Matt Wisk as senior VP and chief marketing officer.
Australia's antipiracy org has launched its first court case against a retailer accused of the unauthorized importing and sale of DVDs from the U.S.
NBC once again has reason to be thankful for Jerry Seinfeld. Just two days after the landmark laffer hits DVD for the first time, the Peacock will air "The 'Seinfeld' Story," an hourlong…
The National Assn. of Broadcasters has thrown a wrench into Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) plans to force all TV stations to return their analog signals to the government by Jan. 1, 2009.
The force is richer than ever. Consumers around the world spent more than $115 million on the "Star Wars Trilogy" DVD and the LucasArts "Star Wars Battlefront" videogame combined on Tuesday…
Warner Bros. is in discussions with Netflix to use a limited amount of the studio's content for a test of a video-on-demand system. Deal would mark a notable step toward the online DVD shop's…
Sony confirmed it's giving a leg up to its Blu-ray high-definition DVD format by integrating it into the next generation of its PlayStation game console, expected to launch in 2006.
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