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  1. Blockbuster to Close Remaining 300 Stores in U.S.

    November 07, 2013 5:51 AM EST What's left of Blockbuster's company-owned storefronts in the United States will be shuttered by early 2014.  On Wednesday, Dish Network said that the formerly dominant video rental retailer will close its roughly 300 stores and distri ...

  2. Backbeat: No Doubt, Green Day, Clear Channel Execs Backstage At IHeartRadio Festival

    September 24, 2012 10:38 AM EDT Members of No Doubt pose with Billboard's Andrew Hampp and their Billboard cover from August 18. "It's sort of the Super Bowl of music," Clear Channel 's programming chief Tom Poleman told Billboard days before the officia ...

  3. Bob Pittman, Clear Channel CEO, on the Digital 'Chaos,' AOL's Downfall at Milken Institute

    May 02, 2012 6:27 AM EDT At one time, AOL was the Internet's premiere "walled garden" of services and content. But the removal of that wall that began in 2006 "was probably the downfall of AOL," Bob Pittman said Tuesday. "Facebook is the seco ...

  4. Keith Urban Joins Grand Ole Opry

    April 23, 2012 2:58 PM EDT (Photo: Chris Hollo) This past weekend, one of country music's most exclusive clubs added one more name to the list with the induction of Keith Urban into the cast of the Grand Ole Opry Saturday. After performing his hits "Days Go By&quo ...

  5. EMI Sale Under Scrutiny: AIM Calls For UK Gov't Review; Warner Music Hires Anti-Trust Law Firm

    January 19, 2012 12:34 PM EST AIM, the U.K.'s Trade Association for the Independent Music Industry, has called on the British government to stop the break-up and sale of EMI. The association is asking its 800 member companies to send a pre-written letter to their local co ...

  6. Morning Heds: Bon Iver's Label, David Foster Starts At Verve, Mog To Stream In Subarus

    January 10, 2012 7:05 AM EST Bon Iver Establishes New Record Label Music Feeds Justin Vernon, the man behind one of the most successful Indie projects, Bon Iver, has launched his own record label. The label, called Chigliak Records, is an offshoot of his current label Jagjaag ...

  7. Hulu Takes Itself Off the Auction Block

    October 13, 2011 10:33 PM EDT Hulu's months-long effort to find a buyer has been unsuccessful. Owners of the popular company that lets users watch TV shows and movies on-demand via the Internet said late Thursday they have "terminated the sale process." News Cor ...

  8. Yahoo Withdraws Hulu Bid (Report)

    October 11, 2011 7:15 AM EDT NEW YORK - Yahoo, which made an initial approach that kicked off a sales process for online joint venture Hulu, has withdrawn from the bidding process, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The auction continues with satellite TV firm Dish Netw ...

  9. Ticketmaster Now Selling Tickets at Walmart

    August 04, 2011 11:02 AM EDT Ticketmaster has partnered with Walmart to sell tickets through kiosks at hundreds of the retailer's locations around the country. Live Nation, parent company of Ticketmaster, first revealed details of a partnership with Walmart back in Febru ...

  10. Business Matters: HMV Woes Signal Even Bigger Retail Changes Ahead

    July 05, 2011 5:42 PM EDT Ask Not For Whom The Bell Tolls…: HMV -- If you took a long holiday weekend you may have missed the news that retail chain HMV posted a large annual loss and is in the midst of restructuring the company into a "broad-based entertainment busin ...

  11. Business Matters: As Pandora Stock Rises (Past Its IPO), How Does Its Market Value Compare to Peers?

    July 01, 2011 1:03 PM EDT As Pandora Stock Rises (Past Its IPO), How Does Its Market Value Compare to Peers? -- Pandora Media's turbulent stock market ride continues this week as shares of the newly public company have risen over 50% primarily on speculation the compa ...

  12. Business Matters: DISH Picks Odd Time to Show Interest In Pandora

    June 28, 2011 8:47 PM EDT DISH Picks Odd Time to Show Interest in Pandora -- According to numerous media reports, satellite television operator DISH Network may buy an interest in, or outright acquire, personalized Internet radio company Pandora Media. The comment made by ...

  13. Dish Network to Keep 600 Blockbuster Stores Open: Report

    April 19, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Dish Network, which recent won approval from a bankruptcy court judge to acquire Blockbuster for $320 million, plan to keep 600 of the movie-rental chain's stores open, the Dallas Morning News reported. The satellite TV provider said in a Sat ...

  14. Big Entertainment Stocks Post First-Quarter Gains

    April 01, 2011 7:35 AM EDT The opening quarter of 2011 saw the shares of a range of entertainment conglomerates hit new multiyear highs as double-digit gains for all sector biggies except Sony Corp. outpaced the broad-based S&P 500 stock index. The gains, led again by C ...

  15. Documentary Channel To Feature Weekly Music Programming In 2011

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Documentary Channel is debuting a weekly three-hour block of music programming in 2011, premiering on Jan. 6 with the features "RIP: A Remix Manifesto" and "Everybody Loves the Tinklers." "We've always loved music ...

  16. New Country Video Channel Counts Down To Launch

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Country Network, a new country music station that hired former Country Music Assn. chief Tammy Genovese as its president, is counting on a wider playlist than its competitors, video-intensive programming and technological innovations to make i ...

  17. Latin Briefs: Border Media Partners, mun2

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Border Media Partners has launched a new corridos format, El Compa, on San Antonio's KRIO. The station was formerly called Digital and was a Latin pop format. El Compa's programming director is Alfonso Flores. ( Radio Online ) -- Bili ...

  18. Business Briefs: 'Free,' Obama, Napster, Apple

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Spurred by comments by Rupert Murdoch on the death of free online media, free music was a big topic in U.K. papers over the weekend. The Telegraph quoted Mike Smith, managing director of Columbia Records: "When you listen to streamed music ...

  19. Muzak Files For Bankruptcy

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Muzak Holdings LLC, the maker of elevator music, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday. The company had heavy debt load, and it filed to try to refinance some of its debt. Its total debt is between $100 million and $500 million and it ...

  20. 'Estudio Billboard' To Kick Off Oct. 16

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Top Latin artists will reveal their creative process via in-depth interviews and intimate live performances on "Estudio Billboard," the new series on Spanish-language television network V-me. Hosted by Leila Cobo, Billboard's execut ...

  21. EchoStar Acquires Placeshifting Firm

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EchoStar, which owns the DISH Network satellite TV Service, bought placeshifting technology firm Sling Media for about $380 million. Sling Media manufacturers a the Slingbox, a TV appliance that along with the SlingPlayer software allows users to ...

  22. MTV Tr3s Expands Reach

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A year after its launch, MTV Tr3s has expanded its distribution to 6.2 million Hispanic TV households and 31.9 million total homes according to Nielsen, the bilingual entertainment channel revealed. MTV Tr3s' previous incarnation, MTV Español ...

  23. GoTV Taps Cocco For Producing Role

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gabriela Cocco has joined mobile TV network GoTV as executive producer of its new Latin music channel, set for launch this summer. Cocco will be based in Sherman Oaks, Calif. and will report directly to Rachael McLean, VP of GoTV's music grou ...

  24. IMF, EchoStar Form New Deal

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Financial terms were not disclosed. Satellite television operator EchoStar Communications has entered into a new multi-year deal with Universal Music Group to carry the major label’s new music TV network IMF: The International Music Feed. Financia ...

  25. Int'l Music Feed Expands Reach With Sprint Deal

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mobile operator to offer the video channel. Universal Music Group is expanding its International Music Feed music video pay TV network onto wireless via a deal with mobile operator Sprint. According to the agreement, Sprint will make the 24-hour m ...

  26. Ruling: EchoStar Must Carry UMG Vid Network

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EchoStar Communications' Dish network must honor a contractual obligation to carry a new music video network from Vivendi Universal and Universal Music Group, a U.S. District Court in Manhattan has ru NEW YORK -- EchoStar Communications' ...

  27. Ruling: EchoStar Must Carry UMG Vid Network

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EchoStar Communications' Dish network must honor a contractual obligation to carry a new music video network from Vivendi Universal and Universal Music Group, a U.S. District Court in Manhattan has ru EchoStar Communications' Dish networ ...

  28. EchoStar Audit Finds Financial Control Deficiencies

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST An internal EchoStar Communications Corp. audit found "significant deficiencies" in its internal controls over financial reporting, but those shortcomings won't require adjustment of its financial sta ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- An int ...

  29. EchoStar Settles Dispute Over Bad Satellite

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST EchoStar Communications Corp. has agreed to settle a five-plus-year insurance claim over a malfunctioning satellite that could net up to $240 million. DENVER (AP) -- EchoStar Communications Corp. has agreed to settle a five-plus-year insurance cla ...

  30. Vivendi Claims Dish Debacle

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vivendi Universal S.A. says it is ready to launch a music channel with an "international flavor" for EchoStar Communications' Dish network but claims EchoStar refuses to honor its contractual obligati NEW YORK -- Vivendi Universal S ...

  31. UMG To Launch Music Channel With EchoStar

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group and satellite TV provider EchoStar Communications Corp. are in talks to launch a new 24-hour music channel, sources tell Billboard.biz. Universal Music Group and satellite TV provider EchoStar Communications Corp. are in talk ...

  32. Sirius, EchoStar Join Forces

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a deal with EchoStar Communications that will enable users to hear its 64 commercial-free music channels on millions of TV sets, Sirius Satellite Radio last Thursday leapfrogged its lone competitor LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--In a deal wi ...

  33. 'Millionaire' Creator Sues Disney

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. creators of the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" franchise are suing the Walt Disney Co. for allegedly licensing the hit television series to ABC at below-market prices and inflating productio Study: Teens Knowingly Download Musi ...

  34. Dish Gets Sirius With Radio Deal

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sirius Satellite Radio has forged an agreement with Echostar's Dish satellite television network that will beam the radio service into more than 9.7 million homes in the United States. Sirius Satellite Radio has forged an agreement with Echos ...

  35. Dish Gets Sirius With Radio Deal

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Satellite pact to beam signal to 10 million homes. Sirius Satellite Radio has forged an agreement with Echostar's Dish satellite television network that will beam the radio service into more than 9.7 million homes in the United States. The de ...

  36. RFD-TV Making Move To Nashville

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST National television network RFD-TV is relocating its operations from Dallas to Nashville and plans to expand its lineup to include music and entertainment programming. National television network RFD-TV is relocating its operations from Dallas to ...

  37. EchoStar Satellite Drops CBS in 16 Cities

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Echostar Communications Corp. on Tuesday dropped local CBS stations from its satellite service in 16 cities and dropped MTV, Nickelodeon and other cable channels nationwide after contract talks with V Echostar Communications Corp. on Tuesday dropp ...

  38. Court Denies Injunction Vs. Viacom

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST A federal judge has denied EchoStar's request for a preliminary injunction against Viacom that would have prevented Viacom from pulling its broadcast and cable signals from EchoStar's Dish Network sat LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  39. Sirius, EchoStar Launch Alliance

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sirius Satellite Radio, EchoStar and RadioShack today (Feb. 12) announced the formation of the Satellite Entertainment Alliance. Sirius Satellite Radio, EchoStar and RadioShack today (Feb. 12) announced the formation of the Satellite Entertainment ...

  40. Sirius, EchoStar Launch Alliance

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sirius Satellite Radio, EchoStar and RadioShack today (Feb. 12) announced the formation of the Satellite Entertainment Alliance. Sirius Satellite Radio, EchoStar and RadioShack today (Feb. 12) announced the formation of the Satellite Entertainment ...