Vivendi Universal and German rival Bertelsmann are poised to merge their sports rights interests in a new pan-European outfit with annual revenues estimated at about 500 million euros ($455 million).
ABC has engineered another foray into showbiz to come up with a sports commentator, signing Jason Priestley as a color man on seven Indy Racing League events. Priestley, best known as one of the…
Bob Marley, off his performance at the recent U.S. comedy festival in Aspen, has inked a deal with Stu Smiley's newly formed Comedy Arts Studios and HBO Independent Prods. to develop a network show.
The Grinch, Hannibal Lecter and Mel Gibson are flying solo these days. It's not because nobody wants to hang out with them; their isolation is due to suspicious profit participants and declining…
Jim Rosenthal has been upped to prexy of New Line Television, replacing recently departed topper Bob Friedman. Longtime New Line Television topper Friedman shifted to sister company AOL TV last week.
Rupert Gavin, BBC Worldwide's chief exec, would like it known that he is not at war with his boss, BBC director general Greg Dyke.
Aardman, the animation house behind "Chicken Run," has promoted Michael Rose to the new post of executive producer of feature films.
Matthew Marcus has been upped to VP of marketing and corporate communications for Stone Stanley Entertainment, the production company behind such shows as ABC's "The Mole," the WB's "Popstars" and…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences made history by awarding the first Oscar ever to the makers of a computer software program at its recent Scientific & Technical Achievement Awards gala.
Cable auds tipped over 3 million households at the end of 2000, repping a 7.3% increase in subscribers from last year, according to the latest figures published by cable and multimedia association…
Media-Most topper Vladimir Gusinsky will hang on to NTV, Russia's only independent TV station, but perhaps just for a few weeks longer.