MGM

  1. Viacom, DirecTV Reach New Carriage Agreement

    July 20, 2012 7:21 AM EDT Viacom and DirecTV have reached a new carriage agreement, they said early Friday. The deal ends a two-week standoff that led to a blackout of such networks as MTV, Comedy Central, BET and Nickelodeon in the about 20 million homes of the satellite ...

  2. CAA sells 35% stake to TPG Capital

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CAA has sold a 35% equity stake to private investment firm TPG Capital in a transaction expected to help the powerhouse talent agency further build its sports business and monetize the stakes of the partners who own and run the business. TPG has i ...

  3. Business Matters: MySpace, Grooveshark, Netflix and more

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Redesign -- MySpace users’ home pages are getting a redesign. Some users got the new page on Wednesday but the broader rollout isn’t until Monday, August 16. The new page looks a lot like a Facebook page, with a feed (called a stream) domi ...

  4. Pirate Bay Lawyer Files For Retrial

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Four men sentenced to jail for breaching copyright in connection with Pirate Bay, one of the world's largest free file-sharing Web sites, should be given a new trial because the judge was biased, according to court documents filed in Sweden. ...

  5. Telenor Refuses To Block Pirate Bay Access

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Norwegian telecom group Telenor will not block access to the Swedish BitTorrent tracker the Pirate Bay, despite demands from representatives of the entertainment industry. Telenor said that a demand from international and Norwegian music and film ...

  6. BigPond First Aussie Store To Offer MP3s

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Telecommunications giant Telstra's internet service provider BigPond has become the first Australian online music store to offer download tracks in DRM-free MP3 format. It has struck deals with all the four Australian-based majors plus leadin ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. MGM Joins Blu-ray Group

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST As has been expected, MGM has come out in support of Blu-ray Disc, promising to release film and television titles from its library on the format when the hardware launches in North America, Japan and (The Hollywood Reporter) -- As has been expect ...

  11. CFO Taylor Future President of New MGM

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST When the sale of MGM is finalized later this year, the newly privately held studio will be run by Daniel Taylor. Currently CFO of thepublicly traded company, Taylor will assume the post of president a When the sale of MGM is finalized later this y ...

  12. Sony Signs On For CinemaNow

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT VOD service to offer '50 First Dates,' more. Online video-on-demand service CinemaNow will be featuring content from Sony as of today (Sept. 15). CinemaNow -- whose primary investors include Lions Gate Entertainment, Microsoft and Blockb ...

  13. DVD Sales Stem MGM's Q2 Losses

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Revenue slipped more than 16% due to tough comparisons and a couple of disappointing movies, but MGM posted a narrowed quarterly loss yesterday (July 29) largely because of strong DVD sales. Revenue slipped more than 16% due to tough comparisons a ...

  14. Movielink Passes Muster At Justice Department

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Online video-on-demand (VOD) company Movielink is not a hindrance to competition in the home-video industry, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has ruled. LOS ANGELES -- Online video-on-demand (VOD) company Movielink is not a hindrance to compet ...

  15. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. The June 14-15 hearing with the Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC ...

  16. Sony Needs More Time For MGM Deal

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Their 15-day exclusive negotiating period officially passed yesterday (May 27), but Sony isn't necessarily out of the MGM lion's den yet. Sources said Sony has asked for an extension of their arrangem Their 15-day exclusive negotiating p ...

  17. Sony Corp. In Talks To Buy MGM

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. is in advanced talks with MGM to buy the studio. Sony's partners in the deal, valued at close to $5 billion, are buyout firms Texas Pacific Group and Providence Equity Partners. Sony Corp. is in advanced talks with MGM to buy the s ...