Seven Network has pacted with Yahoo! on Yahoo! Australia and New Zealand -- a 50-50 joint venture to combine online, mobile and Internet protocol TV businesses Down Under.
A decade ago, digital cable was touted as the brave new world for experimentation and niche ideas.
To execs at rival networks, the idea of 20 million viewers for ABC's "Lost" seems like Nirvana. So imagine their excitement at the thought of 34 million fans for a TV show based on an Internet phenom.
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" is released on Friday. By Saturday, the movie is available for downloading off the Internet and bootleg DVDs are for sale in New York. One hot spot for the…
Things are really starting to get hairy for "Kong" fans as the film's Dec. 14 assault on the box office looms.
"Genius, who?" That was the collective shrug of many who'd been expecting the nascent Weinstein Co. to route its homevideo releases through a major studio.
So far, the public argument for shortening video windows has been made by execs like Walt Disney's Bob Iger, who are afraid of invoking the wrath of theaters.
MTV Films is high on Marc Ecko's videogame "Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure." The Viacom division has made a deal for the feature film rights to the game in advance of its February release.
Signaling a big push into the mobile games space, Electronic Arts has agreed to acquire Jamdat Mobile, one of the biggest publishers of vidgames for cell phones, for $680 million in cash.
Nickelodeon has acquired GoCityKids, an online city directory and resource for both visiting and local families.
Several weeks after the L.A. Times launched Oscar-themed Web site the Envelope, the N.Y. Times on Thursday launched Red Carpet, a similar site that will "deliver the Times' sophisticated, critical…