Is Vin Diesel a bigger star than Tom Cruise? Is Will Ferrell the new Tom Hanks? Not exactly, but if you look at the ranks of the actors who are perpetually at the top of the DVD sales charts, you…
McDonald's is changing its menu again, and the fast food chain may soon be eating Blockbuster's lunch. Along with salads and low-cal Happy Meals, the Golden Arches last week started serving up DVD…
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…
Hoyts Film Distribution is ramping up its slate, bolstered by joint ventures with the local home entertainment arms of Universal and MGM.
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.