TF1, France's leading commercial web, posted net profits up 17.3% to E161.5 million ($196.8 million) on revs of $1.815 billion in the first half of 2004. Operating profit rose 25.8% to $356.9 million.
Vivendi Universal on Wednesday finalized the sale of Studio Babelsberg to German investors Carl Woebcken and Christoph Fisser.
German distrib Splendid Medien reported a drastic drop in revenue in the first half, falling to E9.7 million ($11.6 million) from $24.6 million in the first half of 2003, while net losses rose to $3…
For those who remember the first days of the PC, it's deja vu all over again in digital music. A year after Apple created the online market for song downloads and quickly came to dominate it with 70%…
Time Warner has shifted its bid for MGM to all cash from a stock and cash deal as it seeks to nail down a deal take control of the Lion. The giant media conglom's earlier $4.7 billion offer would…
Cinemaxx, the German multiplex chain eyed for takeover by film tycoon Herbert Kloiber, has returned to operating profit in the first half, due to theater consolidation and an uptick in auds.
Like a rerun of the "Saving Private Ryan" debarkation on the Lido six years back, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and a hefty DreamWorks and UIP entourage swept into the 61st Venice Intl. Film Festival…
E! Entertainment Television will air the 2004 Primetime Creative Emmy Awards on Sept. 18 at 8 p.m., following the kudos ceremony Sept. 12 at the Shrine Auditorium.
After piling up hit singles over three decades, it is easy to forget that Phil Collins is a superlative drummer with a unique sound. Fortunately, the former Genesis frontman's percussion skills -- as…
After a two-year overhaul, Gaul's Canal Plus Group again has rejigged its top management, bringing in more new blood.