Scott Roxborough

Easing Of Regs Likely As Euros Rethink Branding

Easing Of Regs Likely As Euros Rethink Branding

In Germany, TV executives are losing their jobs because of it. In the United Kingdom, there have been allegations involving BBC programming. In Italy, some suspect it might be happening too.
Bertelsmann Pulls Injunction In Napster Case

Bertelsmann Pulls Injunction In Napster Case

German media giant Bertelsmann has withdrawn an injunction order that has been holding up a $17 billion class-action lawsuit related to the company's participation in illegal file-sharing service Napster.
Springer Acquires Controlling Stake In ProSieben

Springer Acquires Controlling Stake In ProSieben

German publisher Axel Springer has succeeded in acquiring a controlling stake in commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, opening the way for the merger of the two Teutonic media giants.
VIP Fund's Schmid Taken Into Custody

VIP Fund's Schmid Taken Into Custody

Munich police have jailed Andreas Schmid, head of leading German film fund VIP, as part of a fraud investigation of the company. The Munich state prosecutors office said Wednesday in an interview that Schmid has been taken into custody because of fears he might leave the country before the investigation is concluded.
Prosecutors Investigate VIP Medienfonds

Prosecutors Investigate VIP Medienfonds

The Bavarian state prosecutor's office in Munich has begun preliminary proceedings against the managers of German film fund VIP Medienfonds -- Andreas Schmid, Eduard Wallner and Andreas Grosch -- on allegations of questionable accounting.
German Film Funds Dismantled

German Film Funds Dismantled

Germany's lucrative private investment film funds will soon be dismantled entirely, one of the territory's leading fund managers said Sept. 14.
German Court: Investors In EM.TV Can Sue

German Court: Investors In EM.TV Can Sue

Shareholders who lost their shirts following the collapse of EM.TV five years ago could get their money back, following a ruling July 19 by Germany's supreme court.

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