George Szalai

Simon Fuller To Launch New Company

Simon Fuller To Launch New Company

Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment, and 19's parent company CKX have agreed to a long-term deal to keep the "American Idol" creator and executive producer involved in the firm's key shows, while freeing him up to launch a new entertainment company.
Taylor Swift Links With Comcast For VOD Deal

Taylor Swift Links With Comcast For VOD Deal

In another sign of its commitment to building content strength, Comcast unveiled an exclusive VOD partnership with country singer Taylor Swift Wednesday - a day ahead of a likely announcement of a deal that would give the cable giant a 51% stake in NBC Universal.
Who Will the Financial Crisis Hit Next?

Who Will the Financial Crisis Hit Next?

Tribune Co. recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and National Amusements violated a debt covenant. The moves beg the question: Who, if anyone, could be next in the broader media and entertainment industry?
Shareholder Opposition Nixes VNU-IMS deal

Shareholder Opposition Nixes VNU-IMS deal

Business information and media firm VNU said Nov. 17 that it terminated a planned $7 billion takeover of health care data provider IMS Health Inc. after overwhelming shareholder opposition.

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