Investors pummeled shares of XM Satellite Radio on Tuesday after the fledgling company's auditors warned of a looming cash shortfall. In a year-end filing, KPMG questioned XM's ability to continue as…
AOL Time Warner and Intel issued a joint plea Tuesday urging the government to stand back and let the private sector lead the fight against Internet piracy.
Chip Schutzman has been tapped veep of artists relations for Multicast Technologies, a provider of technology to distribute audio and video over the Internet and operator of Net radio station…
The British Film Institute has inked a deal to use Counterpoint Systems' Movie Maestro software to manage the rights and royalties of its 11,000-pic collection, which includes "Breakfast at…
Two months before its release, the online buzz machine has been kicked into high gear for "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones."
The Cinematheque Francaise is sending a mission to Afghanistan Tuesday armed with VHS cassettes of film classics. Cinematheque director Peter Scarlet selected pics from the org's vast archives to…
Artisan Home Entertainment has outbid several competitors for domestic distribution rights to the computer-animated sequel to last year's Video Premiere Award-winning "Barbie in the Nutcracker."
Facing a fusillade of legal attacks from an irate entertainment industry, free file-sharing Netco Streamcast Networks -- like Napster before it -- is seeking legitimacy by reaching out to independent…
The plot in the dispute between Canal Plus and News Corp. subsid NDS over the latter's alleged complicity in pay TV piracy has taken another twist.
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Artisan Entertainment has inked a deal with Yahoo! to use the Internet portal giant's Web sites to promote its spring college comedy "National Lampoon's Van Wilder." Deal is expected to eventually…