Digital-music subscription service Pressplay will offer subscribers access to exclusive new online tracks to stream or download from forthcoming albums well in advance of their release on CD, the…
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One day short of his 81st birthday, on his 28th consecutive visit to the American Film Festival here, MPAA chairman Jack Valenti is cautiously enthusiastic about the imminent launch of the Movielink…
German media giant Bertelsmann is sweeping away the last vestiges of former topper Thomas Middelhoff's efforts at the company as it gears up to sell its online businesses and focus on profitable core…
Vivendi Universal Friday confirmed the sale of its 50% stake in money-guzzling Internet portal Vizzavi and its consumer press biz, including top news weekly L'Express, in deals worth $440 million…
The studios have clear mandates for their tentpole pics: The films must lend themselves to sequels, fast-food tie-ins, endless merchandising possibilities -- and controllable budgets. So why are so…
When Disney made a movie specifically for the homevideo market, some vid retailers overseas were wary, believing that meant it wasn't good enough to be released in cinemas.
Sony and Microsoft further chopped European prices on their vidgame consoles this week, slashing the suggested retail prices for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox to E249 $243.
CD-burning software maker Roxio said it has made a $3 million minority investment in YesVideo, which offers videotape-to-DVD conversion services through photo-finishing outlets.
FoxSports.com will sell live pay-per-view online access to a number of otherwise untelevised Big 12 Conference college football games, beginning this weekend, through online entertainment provider…
This year's Miss America contest will add a range of interactive elements, allowing the TV audience to vote through ABC.com on their favorites in the three areas of competition.