U.K. satcaster BSkyB and Sony are joining forces to kick-start BSkyB's much-hyped high-definition service, due to bow in the first half of 2006. The two media giants will run a joint marketing…
Google and Time Warner confirmed a deal on Tuesday that will see the Silicon Valley darling pay $1 billion for a 5% stake in AOL. The TW board ratified the deal despite a transit strike that crippled…
Comcast has signed a deal with Jon Bon Jovi to give its subscribers hours of behind-the-scenes footage filmed during his concert tour. The footage won't show up on a conventional 24/7 cable network…
Santa is delivering a lump of coal to the vidgame biz. Industry biggie Electronic Arts warned Tuesday that its holiday-quarter sales will decline by as much as a "mid-teens percentage" from the low…
Holiday audiences looking for cinematic laughs seemed to have found. An estimated 3.7 million copies of "40 Year-Old Virgin" DVD sold last week.
British online DVD rental firm Lovefilm has launched a mass-market video-on-demand download service. It has pacted with Warner Bros., arthouse specialist Celluloid Dreams and World Cinema Online for…
Icot, an Osaka, Japan-based content-management company, has announced the launch of two movie funds, one for features, the other for animation, with the backing of brokerage Mizuho Securities.
The ghost of Christmas past came back to haunt Buena Vista Home Entertainment on Tuesday, when France's antitrust regulator slapped the Disney division and three French retailers with fines for…
Sony will release a two-disc collector's edition of "Midnight Cowboy" on Feb. 21 that will include new interviews with Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman, a tribute to late director John Schlesinger and…
Warner Home Video will release "The Tennessee Williams Film Collection" on April 11.
DreamWorks will release "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" on Feb. 7.
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