IDT Entertainment has launched a film production company, New Arc Entertainment, specializing in direct-to-DVD titles. Company aims to produce some 19 live-action titles and five animated pics over…
The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling that barred recording companies from using an expedited process to force Internet service providers to reveal the names of alleged file-sharers.
Bill Gates is trying to become Mr. Hollywood. Gates came to Los Angeles on Tuesday, making a glitzy pitch to put Microsoft at the center of the growing digital entertainment universe. Speaking to a…
Internet giant Yahoo! said Tuesday its profits nearly quadrupled last quarter to $253 million, reflecting a continued boom in online advertising and a windfall from its stake in Google.
Taking several pages from the country's wars on drugs and terrorism, the Justice Dept. is launching an initiative in its battle against criminal piracy in this country and abroad. And if Attorney…
Another tech startup, sure to anger those in Hollywood trying to keep a tight lid on their content, debuts this week in the form of Orb Networks. Launching at the DigitalLife conference in New York…
Rupert Murdoch's DirecTV Group and News Corp. will consolidate their satellite TV platforms across Latin America in a $579 million deal that will eliminate competition between the DirecTV and Sky…
Hollywood's taking its battle against P2P to the top. MPAA, RIAA, and National Music Publishers Assn. members Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an August Appeals Court decision in favor…
Juggling several hats, Mike Baard is driving Theatrical Entertainment Services' business Down Under and, with other entities, distributing boutique films and releasing back-catalog titles on DVD.
The future of peer-to-peer fileswapping is coming into focus, and Hollywood isn't happy with what it's seeing. P2P company Grouper launched last week as the first to commercialize the Net's…
Adult-film helmer Joone made history last week, becoming the first porn director to release a movie in high-definition DVD.