The assistant is one of the most important institutions in Hollywood. Every executive of any "importance" has an assistant who answers the phones with "BLAH's office" (as in, "Ben Fritz's office," if…
Just a year ago plenty of people (including me) would have said that the idea of a YouTube competitors that specializes in TV is silly. Why not put everything online video viewers want in one…
Miami-based Venevision Intl. has taken U.S. DVD, video-on-demand and pay TV rights to three Spanish-language films, headed by Rodrigo Cortes' thriller "The Contestant."
As my colleague Dan Frankel is reporting in Variety, Showtime is launching its own iPhone application for a very, very exclusive group of people. The pay network's Emmy screeners are going onto…
Rock Band is getting the greatest rock group of all time: The Beatles.
After attracting teens to the CW with shows like "Gossip Girl" and "Privileged," Alloy has begun producing original programming for its own website Teen.com.
Universal Music Group, the world's largest music recording company, is in talks with Google's YouTube division to create a musicvid venture.
Could first- and second-class DVDs help increase sales?
At first blush, it may be hard to understand why Amazon is releasing a Kindle app for the iPhone. Might that not cut sales of the Kindle? If you already own an iPhone, but have balked at spending…
Redbox has installed its first two movie-rental kiosks in Manhattan, marking its effort to build sales and brand awareness in the largest U.S. market.
Remember Akimbo? Or Moviebeam? Do you own an Apple TV? Or a Vudu? Probably not. Which just goes to show that set-top boxes that bring video, via the Internet, to the TV are a really tough sell. Why…