Consolidation and cost-cutting were the name of the technology game in 2001, as companies tried to lick their wounds from the triple whammy of a weak economy, fears of strikes by writers and actors…
After months of delay, embattled online music pioneer Napster finally is ready to go legit. Netco, which went on hiatus last summer after a court feud with the major labels, today plans to launch a…
Will consumers want their MTV computer? The music cabler said Wednesday it is building a PC for 18- to 24-year-olds that includes a TV and radio tuner, DVD player and CD burner.
Gotham-based post-production facility Edgeworx has launched Definition, a new digital solutions company whose first client is USA Films' Robert Evans biopic "The Kid Stays in the Picture," skedded to…
Universal Studios Home Video broke away from the starting grid in 2002 at the same pace it ended 2001, with last summer's breakout hit "The Fast and the Furious" selling so fast that it is leaving…
The good news for the video industry in 2001 is that DVD sales doubled, DVD rentals tripled and overall consumer spending on video was up 21% from 2000.
In 1999, acclaimed musicvideo helmer Spike Jonze scored big with his debut feature "Being John Malkovich." Since then, the arthouse business has opened its arms to directors with similar pedigrees…
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's dual-disk release of "Moulin Rouge" is a knockout. Most current DVDs offer a few extras that help sell the title to consumers; they're the video equivalent…
Music netco Listen.com got a major leg up Tuesday in its bid for a piece of the nascent digital music distribution market, winning licenses to offer tracks from label groups EMI and BMG on its…
British video sales rose 18% to 122.4 million units in 2001, powered by the DVD boom.