Guest Contributor: Bob King New CW network to be owned 50/50 by CBS and Time Warner (AP) — Two small, struggling television networks, UPN and WB, will merge to form a new network called The CW, executives from the companies that own them said Tuesday. The announcement was made by executives from CBS Corp., which […]
Variety is reporting that Disney has closed the deal with Pixar and will acquire the groundbreaking and innovative animation studio for a cool $7 billion. How’s the old saying go? “If you don’t wish to compete, acquire the competition.”
If you’ve been reading the business pages lately, you probably know that Viacom — the home company of Paramount Pictures and Star Trek — was split into two separate entities as of the first of the year: CBS Corp. and the “new” Viacom Inc. Under the terms of the separation, CBS took control of — […]
Howard Stern has made his big move to Sirius Satellite Radio this week and he had a big surprise for fans when his show at its new home opened. George Takei, the legendary Mr. Sulu from STAR TREK fame is now the official on-air voice for The Howard Stern Show. He is live and in […]
Source: CNN Money Report: Cable companies and movie studios in talks to release films on DVD, cable simultaneously NEW YORK – The latest Hollywood DVD releases may reach your living room sooner than you think, according to a report published Wednesday. Cable companies and major film studios are discussing ways to release movies through video-on-demand […]
Source: Yahoo News Written By: David Bauder (AP Television Writer) Nielsen to Start Using DVRs in Ratings Starting next week, the company that measures what people watch on television will also follow what they record on DVRs to watch later. The move by Nielsen Media Research is a reflection of how the traditional notion of […]
Source: CNN Money Paramount’s DreamWorks come true – Viacom unit agrees to buy Spielberg-founded studio for $1.6 billion, including debt LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Paramount Pictures agreed Sunday to buy DreamWorks SKG in a $1.6 billion cash-and-debt deal that gives the Viacom Inc.-owned studio a much needed boost and ends the efforts of Steven Spielberg […]
Source: CNN Money Monthly subscription to offer older, not-so-prominent films with stars such as Brando and Wayne NEW YORK (Reuters) – Using a mobile phone to buy movie tickets and check showtimes is one thing, but Sprint offers the whole movie. Sprint Nextel Corp. is expected to announce Monday that it has begun selling a […]
Source: CNN Technology Deal aims to reduce movie pirating Hollywood negotiated an agreement Tuesday with the creator of BitTorrent software, popular for downloading pirated movies over the Internet, in a deal aimed at reducing illegal traffic in online films.
Source: Hollywood Reporter Written By: Chris Marlowe Contributed by: Sevnson71 The state of Texas and consumer activist group Electronic Frontier Foundation filed lawsuits Monday against the music giant, alleging that its copy-protected CDs violate laws against spyware and make computers vulnerable to attack.
Source: Reuters Source: USA Today We just talked about this on last week’s Slice of SciFi, and it’s slowly coming to pass. NBC has announced a deal to push episodes of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “The Office”, and “Surface”, along with USA and SciFi series “Monk” and “Battlestar Galactica” to […]
Submitted by: Cougar Source: The Force.net Earlier we reported that The Sky Network obtained exclusive rights to show all six episodic Star Wars movies chronologically. Well U.S. audiences got good news this weekend. The SPIKE Cable Channel slapped down a reported whopping $65 to $70 million to have exclusive rights over the next six years […]