ABC Cable Networks Group prexy Anne Sweeney has returned fire at EchoStar topper Charlie Ergen, denying Ergen's accusations that ABC was attempting to raise fees for its ABC Family channel "beyond…
In 1999, acclaimed musicvideo helmer Spike Jonze scored big with his debut feature "Being John Malkovich." Since then, the arthouse business has opened its arms to directors with similar pedigrees…
Satellite broadcaster DirecTV boosted its subscriber rolls by a greater-than-expected 13% in 2001, with nearly a third of that growth coming in just the last three months.
A coalition of consumer orgs and citizen groups has asked the FCC to reimpose a strict federal limit on cable television system ownership, on the heels of the proposed merger of AT&T Broadband and…
TV broadcasts of soccer games still haven't caught on with the American public, but ABC and ESPN have signed an exclusive five-year deal with Major League Soccer (MLS) that will cover all of the…
The government has forbidden parallel imports of pics on video and DVD for nine months after their international release.
The Federal Communications Commission has started the clock on the hotly debated EchoStar and DirecTV merger review, setting dates for public comments.
Don't get too used to all those embellishments on DVD versions of your favorite films. Many video vets believe such extra material could start to disappear thanks to escalating costs and demands by…
With no local takers in Switzerland for TV rights to next year's World Cup soccer championship, Teutonic TV and rights trader Kirch has sold the rights to itself.
Vivendi Universal's joint venture with EchoStar -- like its deal with USA -- reps immediate programming synergies for the conglom, and boosts firm's ability to develop and distribute interactive…
The 25 million-viewer club recently welcomed its newest member, but the induction ceremony for "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" may have been one of the quietest ever.