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  1. Ad Recovery Remains Elusive For MTV Nets

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST The advertising marketplace in the fourth quarter began limping down the long road to recovery, as was demonstrated by earnings reports issued by a half-dozen media companies over the course of the last 10 days. And while some programmers have cov ...

  2. Briefs: Bruce Springsteen, Jammie Thomas, Sugarland

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The New Jersey Star-Ledger used the Open Public Records Act to investigate the ticketing arrangements for the May 2009 Bruce Springsteen concert that prompted a Senate Judiciary hearing and much public outcry against Ticketmaster Entertainment. ...

  3. Who Will the Financial Crisis Hit Next?

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST 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? The global financial crisi ...

  4. Labels Win First P2P Consumer Trial

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Twelve jurors in Minnesota decided unanimously this afternoon that single mother Jammie Thomas is liable for infringing 24 recordings she shared over peer-to-peer service Kazaa. The verdict for $222,000 came in the first trial held in a suit filed ...

  5. First Consumer P2P Trial Begins

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jurors are beginning to hear evidence in the first unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing suit against a consumer that has reached trial. Jammie Thomas, a single mother, chose to fight rather than settle the copyright infringement suit filed by si ...

  6. BET Jazz Evolves to BET J

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST DIRECTV to launch revamped channel March 1. BET Networks is rebranding its BET Jazz channel as BET J. Concurrently, DIRECTV will launch the revamped channel on March 1. BET J will be located at Channel 330 on DIRECTV’s Total Choice Plus tier. Acco ...

  7. Texas Shifts Franchise Law For Telcos

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill Sept. 7 in a special legislative session that lifts local franchise obligations for phone companies looking to offer video services. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill Sept. 7 in a s ...

  8. Forgent Sues TV Companies Over Patents

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Software and intellectual property licensing firm Forgent Networks on July 14 said it has filed a lawsuit against 15 cable and satellite TV companies for infringing on a digital video recording patent (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Software and intel ...

  9. EchoStar Names New Prez

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Satellite TV provider EchoStar Communications strengthened its executive suite, naming former Bell Canada executive Michael Neuman its new president/COO and appointing Carl Vogel, who recently joined NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Satellite ...

  10. Case Summary: DMCA Subpoenas

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of America in 2003 served subpoenas on two universities, seeking the identities of two individuals who were downloading unauthorized music files. The universities provided The Recording Industry Assn. of America in 200 ...

  11. Appeals Court Nixes RIAA Subpoenas

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Assn. of America lost another court battle Jan. 4 in its attempt to issue subpoenas on Internet service providers to obtain personal information about subscribers alleged to be WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Recording Industry Assn ...

  12. Appeals Court Nixes RIAA Subpoenas

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST The RIAA lost another court battle Jan. 4 in its attempt to issue subpoenas on Internet service providers to obtain personal information about subscribers alleged to be infringing copyrights over peer The RIAA lost another court battle Jan. 4 in i ...

  13. Circuit City To Buy MusicNow Service

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Circuit City Stores Inc. has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MusicNow Inc., a Chicago-based digital music service. Financial terms were not disclosed. Circuit City Stores Inc. has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MusicNow Inc., a Chicag ...

  14. Circuit City To Buy MusicNow Service

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Circuit City Stores Inc. has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MusicNow Inc., a Chicago-based digital music service. Financial terms were not disclosed. Circuit City Stores Inc. has inked a deal to acquire the assets of MusicNow Inc., a Chicag ...