America Online announced Monday it will acquire MovieFone in an all-stock transaction valued at $388 million. The acquisition of the country's leading movie-listing and ticketing service, should…
Hollywood Online Inc. has inked an extensive advisory and consulting agreement with veteran entertainment executive John J. Agoglia.
Continuing its offensive in the online biz sector, German media giants Bertelsmann AG and the French group Havas announced Monday a joint online distribution company BOL France, to launch Thursday.
Munich-based media giants the Kirch Group and German cable gatekeeper Deutsche Telekom will join forces in the field of electronic media, with joint negotiations underway with Hollywood studios…
Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) is studying a plan to sell music over the Internet under which users would pay a fee to download music for recording onto minidisc, a Japanese daily reported Friday.
Former Sony Corp. of America CEO Michael Schulhof's legal tiff with European Internet startup World Online Intl. turned nasty Friday when the Dutch-based company filed suit in New York alleging that…
Europe's largest media company, Bertelsmann, will seek a public listing at the end of February for its joint venture Internet book sale unit, Barnesandnoble.com, according to German newsmag Der…
The record-setting Japanese animated feature "Princess Mononoke" is still clicking with Japanese auds, as its television debut on Jan. 22 scored ratings that had not been seen for 15 years.
Microsoft, the computer software giant, has made its second foray within a week into the European cable TV business, investing $300 million in United Pan-European Communications.
Columbia TriStar Interactive, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, has upped Ira Rubenstein to veep of marketing for the studio's online division.
FROM NATPEWith every TV station in America getting a digital TV channel, syndicators could see a resurgence in sales of their library product over the next few years.