First Look Studios is buying Blockbuster Entertainment inhouse production, acquisition and distribution company DEJ Prods. for $25 million in cash.
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has created DoD, a video-on-demand platform featuring music shows, documentaries, shorts, full-length movies and comedy specials.
ESPN and CBS both revealed aggressive stances on tech initiatives meant to lasso departing younger viewers. ESPN veep Bryan Burns said Monday the net is planning a record 600 programs in high…
Dimension Films has closed a North American distribution deal on "Castlevania," a thriller based on the Konami videogame franchise that Paul W.S. Anderson will adapt and direct.
In an ironic twist on the usual piracy tale from China, the country's film copyright body has asked American law-enforcement officials to probe the illegal availability of some 150 Chinese films on…
A pair of groundbreaking video-on-demand deals announced Monday by CBS and NBC Universal promise to shake up the old network business model, giving broadcasters a long-desired second revenue stream…
Billing itself as "the antistudio," Lions Gate has methodically built a business by exploiting such niches as horror, teen comedies and urban-artsy pics as well as cable TV dramas like "The Dead…
The U.K.'s biggest private terrestrial broadcaster, ITV, is poised to win the auction for one of Blighty's most popular Web sites, Friends Reunited.
Seriously wounded by a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Grokster has decided to give up its fight to continue operating. Hollywood and the recording industry accused the peer-to-peer service of…
The Walt Disney Internet Group has beefed up its mobile game presence in Europe with the acquisition of game content outfit Living Mobile. WDIG did not disclose how much it coughed up for the…
Steven Soderbergh's "Bubble," the first film from 2929 Entertainment to be released simultaneously on DVD, in theaters and on TV, will make its debut on Jan. 31.