This week, in a curious new turn for the music biz, the world's first official top 20 chart for ringtones bows in Blighty. The chart, recognized by the British Phonographic Industry and collated by…
Vidgame entertainment company g-NET media is gearing up its first TV production slate with a pilot for MTV and several others in the works, while at the same time launching an offering on Rainbow…
The Jerry Garcia Estate has gone into the tape vaults to launch a series of Jerry Garcia Band concert recordings to be sold on the Internet -- a system similar to the one devised by the Grateful Dead…
Online musicstore Napster is continuing its rapid international expansion, opening in Canada just a week after it launched its first international affiliate in the U.K.
Hackers punished the Italian government for passing tough a new Internet antipiracy law by bringing down several of the country's institutional Web sites on Tuesday.
Some 300 TV viewers in two Welsh villages could be the first in the U.K. to lose their analog TV signal early next year as the government goes ahead with its plan to switch to digital by 2010.
Global trade org the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) has announced the nominations for its inaugural Mobile Entertainment Awards, to be held in London on June 6.
A recent report by high-tech market research firm In-Stat/MDR - owned by Variety's parent company Reed Business - predicts US mobile video services will be worth $5.4 billion a year in 2009.
Eager to press more of its superheroes into service, Marvel Enterprises has pacted with Lions Gate Entertainment to develop and distribute original animated features for the direct-to-DVD market.
Eager to exploit the popularity of subscription rental plans and reclaim business lost to DVD sales in mass-market outlets, vidtailer Blockbuster on Tuesday launched in-store monthly subscription…
Lorimar co-founder Merv Adelson has pacted with his son, Emmy-winning producer Andrew Adelson, to launch a new direct-to-DVD production and distribution shingle. Lightforce Entertainment will…