Joint ventures

  1. Fred Santarpia Leaving Vevo to Become Chief Digital Officer for Conde Nast

    June 06, 2012 12:41 PM EDT Dawn Ostroff, president of Condé Nast Entertainment Group (CNEG), continues to fill out her executive team. Ostroff has tapped former Vevo executive Fred Santarpia to lead CNEG's digital business. As executive vp and chief digital officer, Sa ...

  2. Business Matters: New Netflix Strategy Shows Demand for Physical Formats Still Alive

    July 13, 2011 5:20 PM EDT Let's Get Physical, Physical, Says Netflix -- For insight into the state of the CD, look to a recent decision by Netflix to unbundle its streaming and DVD rental plans . The 1% gain in U.S. album sales in the first half of 2011 has brought up ...

  3. Comcast - NBC Universal Merge, Create $30 Billion Media Behemoth

    January 30, 2011 9:52 AM EST Comcast Corp has completed its takeover of NBC Universal, creating a $30 billion media behemoth that controls not just how television shows and movies are made but how they are delivered to people's homes. In a statement on Saturday, Comcast ...

  4. Entertainment And Media Deals Lead 2010 Mergers and Acquisitions

    January 28, 2011 6:54 AM EST U.S. entertainment and media industry merger and acquisition activity rose slightly in 2010 when looking at the number of deals and outpaced the overall U.S. deal market, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. However, the total value of completed i ...

  5. Will The Comcast-NBC Universal Deal Get FCC Approval Today?

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission may approve Comcast Corp.'s proposed purchase of NBC Universal Tuesday, according to reports. Citing what it called "people close to the review," the Wall Street Journal said four of the FCC ...

  6. Comcast/NBC Universal Deal Delayed, Still Awaiting FCC & DOJ Approval

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Comcast Corp's NBC Universal purchase will be delayed until at least next month, with federal regulators taking longer than the companies had hoped to sort through the deal. NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker, who will leave the compan ...

  7. Google, Verizon Deny Mobile Pay Tiers Plan

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google and Verizon Wireless on Thursday denied that they are looking to create pay tiers for websites on mobile phones. "(NY Times) is wrong," Google said on its public policy Twitter feed. "We've not had any convos with VZN (V ...

  8. Ex-Orchard CEO Greg Scholl Joins NBC Universal

    October 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT NBC Local Media has create a new top management structure. Greg Scholl has joined the NBC Universal local media division in the newly created position of president, local media platforms. Scholl’s first day will be Nov. 2, reporting to John Wallac ...

  9. Bon Jovi Teams Up With NBC

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi has a new album and a new gig -- artist in residence with U.S. television network NBC, its affiliated cable TV networks, and all its news, information and digital brands. In a deal unveiled by NBC Universal, the veteran rock band will per ...

  10. Hearst to Clear Estrella in Orlando

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hearst Television has agreed to clear Estrella TV (Liberman Broadcasting's new Spanish-language TV network) on the digital channel of WKCF, the company's CW affiliate in Orlando. The affiliation deal, announced Thursday (July 16), is the ...

  11. Mun2 Picks Up L.A. Cable Carriage

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mun2, the bilingual entertainment channel geared toward Latino youth, has reached a major distribution goal: it will now be seen in its home market of Los Angeles on Time Warner Cable. The cable operator has picked up carriage of the NBC-Universal ...

  12. Analyst: Hulu To Match YouTube Revs Next Year

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Universal Music Group continues to ponder launching a Hulu-like site for music videos, Screen Digest analyst Arash Amel released a prediction that could add momentum to the idea. According to a Financial Times article , Amel says the Hulu servi ...

  13. Adelstein Reverses, Votes Against Satellite Merger

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein this morning (July 23) voted against the proposed Sirius-XM merger after the satcasters refused to embrace any of the conditions he proposed to win his support for the deal, R&R has confirmed. "It was c ...

  14. NBC Reveals Upcoming Shows

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There wasn't a lot of suspense - but there were a lot of American Gladiators. Upfronts - the week when television networks unveil their upcoming programming slates to advertisers in hopes they will make ad buys - kicked off on Monday with NBC ...

  15. mun2 Extends Reach Via Comcast

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bilingual entertainment cable channel mun2 will grow its reach from 17 million to 24 million subscribers next month through a long-term carriage agreement with Comcast. Comcast will begin carrying mun2 on its most widely-available tier of digital ...

  16. 19 Million In U.S. Watch Live Earth

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nineteen million people tuned in to watch the Live Earth concerts on NBC and cable channels, according to Nielsen Media Research. The audience includes viewers who watched at least six minutes of the telecasts on NBC, CNBC, Telemundo, the Sundance ...

  17. Helio Launches New Mobile Service

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Yet another wireless operator has launched an over-the-air full-song music download service. This time it's Helio, a startup carrier that went live only last year, which says its mobile music service will be the "corner record shop" ...

  18. AOL To Offer Movie, TV Show Downloads

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet giant inks deal with Paramount. Movies and television shows from Paramount Pictures will be available for sale through AOL's new video portal under a deal announced Monday. Classics such as "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and ...

  19. AOL To Offer Movie, TV Show Downloads

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT AOL and Paramount Pictures have signed a deal that will allow AOL to sell downloadable versions of Paramount films and television shows through its new video portal. Consumers will own the movies and Movies and television shows from Paramount Pict ...

  20. IMF Inks Deal With New NBC Video Venture

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT B2B service to carry IMF programming. The International Music Feed has signed a content deal with the newly launched nbbc, NBC Universal's digital B2B marketplace. Under the deal, nbbc will now carry IMF videos and programming, including spec ...

  21. CinemaNow Offers Download-To-DVD Service

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a breakthrough first for the entertainment industry, CinemaNow on Tuesday (July 18) made it possible for consumers to legally burn downloaded movies that can be played on standard DVD players. In a breakthrough first for the entertainment indus ...

  22. Hollywood Studios To Sell Movies Online

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seen as step towards full digital distr. via Web. Hollywood studios will start selling digital versions of films such as "Brokeback Mountain" and "King Kong" on the Internet this week, the first time major movies have been avai ...

  23. Hollywood Studios To Sell Movies Online

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Move seen as step towards full digital distr. online. Hollywood studios will start selling digital versions of films such as "Brokeback Mountain" and "King Kong" on the Internet this week, the first time major movies have been ...

  24. Sprint Eyes Mobile Music Subscriptions

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Plans to expand pact with Sirius as well. Sprint Nextel Corp. plans to boost its mobile music business this year with a new subscription scheme for downloading songs onto cellphones, and expand its partnership with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., a t ...

  25. Mun2 Ratings Up in 2005 Despite Overhaul

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Primetime ratings up 33% among viewers 12-24. Bilingual network mun2, which last year underwent a dramatic programming and managerial makeover, is already registering a growth in ratings, according to fourth quarter results provided by Nielsen Med ...

  26. Movielink, Twentieth Century Fox Link

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Branches out to all major studios. Internet video-on-demand service Movielink is now offering films from all of the major studios. The company has signed a new distribution agreement with Twentieth Century Fox, bringing its total library to about ...

  27. NBC Uni Renews DreamWorks Bid

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT NBC Universal is back in the hunt to buy DreamWorks SKG. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- NBC Universal is back in the hunt to buy DreamWorks SKG. Although DreamWorks broke off exclusive talks three weeks ago, NBC Uni made a new offer on Oct. 14, accor ...

  28. Bilingual Network Mun2 Revamps Programming

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Different shows set to begin Oct.5. Bilingual cable network mun2 is getting a complete overhaul October 5 with the launch of completely new and different programming. Mun2's new shows will include a wide variety of music shows covering variou ...

  29. V CAST, CCE Partner For 'Juntos' Tour

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Channel exclusive to Verizon subscribers. Channel exclusive to Verizon subscribers. News ...

  30. 'Festival Favorites' To Highlight Indie Films

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sundance Channel, Genius link for DVD line. Sundance Channel Home Entertainment has entered into a deal with Genius Products to create a branded DVD line called "Festival Favorites." The DVDs will be culled from titles previously screene ...

  31. Studios Planning Mini-DVD Releases

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Five more home-video companies are getting on board with Mini-DVD. HBO Video, New Line Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures Five more home-video companies are getting on ...

  32. Rhino, Verizon In Exclusive Ringtones Pact

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mobile-phone owners get access to label's catalog. Rhino Records is going mobile. The Burbank, Calif.-based subsidiary of Warner Music Group has teamed with Verizon Wireless to deliver exclusive ringtones from Rhino's catalog of '80 ...

  33. Vivendi Moves For 2Q Merger Close

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The showdown between Vivendi Universal and Barry Diller is raging, after Vivendi sued a company run by the media mogul. NEW YORK--The showdown between Vivendi Universal and Barry Diller is raging, after Vivendi sued a company run by the media mogu ...