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…
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.
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.
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.
Showtime Networks Inc. has picked up 28 episodes of the animated Internet-based sci-fi series "WhirlGirl" to begin airing on its online Web site in February.
Online ticketing service Tickets.com Inc., and Advantix Inc. on Wednesday merged their operations, creating a significant rival to the Barry Diller-owned Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch Inc.
Columbia TriStar Interactive, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, has upped Ira Rubenstein to veep of marketing for the studio's online division.
Paxson Communications Corp. has named former Valuevision G.M. Gregory Lerman to head up its new electronic commerce division.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and Internet navigator Yahoo! trumpeted a "major marketing relationship" Monday that will entwine the two media companies on cable, online, over the air and in chatrooms.
Canadian studio production facilities provider Meier Worldwide Intermedia, on Monday, said it has partnered with producer Alexandra Rose ("Exit to Eden") to form Meier Rose Pictures.
Insync.Media, an established printing company that includes Alan Lithograph and Cal Litho, has launched two new digital divisions to serve the needs of entertainment and multimedia companies.