The Motion Picture Assn. of America has appointed tech guru Steve Weinstein to run Movielabs, an R&D outfit the film industry is funding largely to spur development of antipiracy technologies.
The European Union is challenging the legality of Italian TV laws passed by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. The European Commission on Wednesday fired off a missive to Italo prime minister…
Downloadable DVDs are getting their first test on the Net, as CinemaNow is set to start testing today a technology allowing users to burn downloaded movies onto a DVD. The industry is hoping the…
Cartoon Network is getting into the videogame business, committing to fund and self-publish a multiplayer online game featuring its characters. Currently in development with Korean developer Grigon…
Bob Teitel and George Tillman's State Street Pictures has pacted with Jada Toys to develop a series of entertainment projects based on the toy company's brand Chub City. State Street plans to produce…
Marking one of the few recent negative signs in the red-hot Internet sector, shares in Yahoo! plunged 14% in after-hours trading Tuesday as investors soured on the growth prospects for the Terry…
Eric Robinson has been upped to veep of production and development at the Weinstein Co. from director of production. He will develop and produce projects for the indie studio, focusing mostly on…
Terra, the Internet portal of Spanish telco Telefonica, has inked with online television distributor Jump TV to offer 177 channels plus video-on-demand free to Terra's 38 million clients in Latin…
BSkyB chief exec James Murdoch went to war Tuesday in the hypercompetitive U.K. broadband market by announcing a free basic broadband deal for the satcaster's existing subscribers.
Viacom may be angling to buy the Onion, as Tom Freston's company seeks to flesh out its web strategy and as the number of irreverent, independent sites grows ever smaller.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced Vid-Wave Boxx (BOXX Communications) and Quad-Split (Harry D. Flagle) as recipients of the 2006 Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards.