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  1. Smokey Robinson, Denzel Honored By Apollo Theater

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B icon Smokey Robinson along with actor Denzel Washington and wife Pauletta celebrated their achievements at New York City's Apollo Theater Spring Benefit on Monday (June 2). The Apollo Theater Foundation inducted Robinson into the Apol ...

  2. China's Hurray, Enlight Merge

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Beijing-based Hurray Holding Co. Ltd., whose activities include artist development, music production and provision of mobile-music services, says it is merging with Enlight Media Ltd., a leading Chinese entertainment-content production and distrib ...

  3. Time Warner CEO Addresses Media And Money Conference

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Time Warner must focus on being "the most profitable, not the biggest" entertainment company, and his team must concentrate on boosting the stock "now," CEO designate Jeffrey Bewkes said Wednesday in his first public appearance ...

  4. Just Desserts For Banana Splits Fans

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.S.-based Warner Bros. Entertainment has joined forces with Universal Music Group to revive the Banana Splits, the 1960s kids-TV costumed characters. Comprising four costumed animal-like creatures, the Banana Splits were conceived by legendary an ...

  5. Time Warner Kicks Off New Service

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cable operator Time Warner introduced a new music subscription service for its Internet customers called Road Runner Music. MusicNet is the technology and music catalog provider. Like other subscription services, Road Runner Music allows users unl ...

  6. Viacom, TV18 Launch India JV

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Viacom Inc and New Delhi-headquartered diversified media company TV18 Group on Tuesday unveiled a new 50/50 joint venture, Viacom-18. The strategic alliance, which is subject to regulatory approval, will create a multi-platform entertainment compa ...

  7. Famed Hollywood Lobbyist Jack Valenti Dies

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jack Valenti, a former presidential aide who became Hollywood's emissary to Washington and developer of the U.S. movie rating system, died on Thursday at age 85, his longtime spokesman, Warren Cowan, said. Valenti served as an aide to Preside ...

  8. Time Warner Cable, Adds Music Choice Service

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Time Warner Cable has added Music Choice's video-on-demand service to its service package. The service will roll out initially in New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Dallas, with additional rollouts in early 2007. The Time Warner deal brings ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Amazon Launches Movie Download Service

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a widely anticipated Internet service offering movies and TV shows that can be downloaded to personal computers, moving it into a nascent and higher-margin bu Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a wi ...

  12. Amazon Launches Movie Download Service

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Unbox' went live Sept. 7. Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a widely anticipated Internet service offering movies and TV shows that can be downloaded to personal computers, moving it into a nascent and higher-margin business. Th ...

  13. France Proposes To OK DRM-Cracking Software

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST France is pushing through a law that would force Apple Computer to open its iTunes online music store and enable consumers to download songs onto devices other than the computer maker's popular iPod p France is pushing through a law that woul ...

  14. France Proposes To OK DRM-Cracking Software

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST France is pushing through a law that would force Apple Computer to open its iTunes online music store and enable consumers to download songs onto devices other than the computer maker's popular iPod p France is pushing through a law that woul ...

  15. Spanish Media Giant Univision For Sale

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST A late afternoon announcement from Univision today (Feb. 8) confirmed that the Spanish language media company is on the block. Univision has retained UBS Investment Bank as a financial advisor to help After months of speculation, Univision Communi ...

  16. Former Warner Exec Joins Thomas H. Lee Partners

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bressler most recently served as senior exec at Viacom. Richard J. Bressler has joined private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners as a managing director and head of its strategic resource group. Bressler was most recently senior executive VP and C ...

  17. Warner Music Narrows Q4 Loss

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Warner Music Group today (Dec. 1) reported a net loss of $30 million, or 21 cents per diluted share, on sales of $905 million for the three-month period ended Sept. 30. The Warner Music Group today (Dec. 1) reported a net loss of $30 million, ...

  18. Koch, Gotuit Partner For On Demand

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Service available to more than 500,000. Music videos and live concert footage from Koch Records will be available on demand due to a new deal with Gotuit Media Corp. Koch material will now be accessible through Gotuit Music On Demand, a service th ...

  19. Case Resigns From Time Warner Board

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Steve Case, who co-founded America Online and was one of the architects of the much-maligned AOL-Time Warner merger, said Oct. 31 that he has resigned from TW's board to focus on media investments via NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Stev ...

  20. AOL Acquires Circuit City's MusicNow

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST America Online said Nov. 3 it has purchased from Circuit City the electronics retailer's MusicNow asset for an undisclosed amount, giving the Time Warner unit a service that looks a lot like the legit (The Hollywood Reporter) -- America Onlin ...

  21. Warner Reportedly Close To Blu-ray Deal

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Studio also embracing rival HD DVD. Warner Home Video is close to finalizing a deal to support Blu-ray Disc, sources close to the negotiations said Wednesday. The No. 1 DVD supplier would become the second major studio this week to say it will pub ...

  22. Chinese Get Tough On Big Media

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News Corp. chairman/CEO Rupert Murdoch is expressing frustration with Chinese regulators' recent steps to put tighter controls on foreign media companies doing business in China. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- News Corp. chairman/CEO Ru ...

  23. U.S. Examines DVD Piracy In China

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever U.S. piracy czar demanded here Sept. 14 that officials show tangible results from ramped up efforts to crush the counterfeiting of films, drugs and clothes, and said he had the backing BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The first-e ...

  24. News Corp. Buys IGN Ent.

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. on Sept. 8 made another step toward becoming an Internet powerhouse, unveiling an agreement to acquire online community and entertainment firm IGN Entertainment for about $ NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Rupe ...

  25. EC Hears Complaints From DVD Makers

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Independent makers of pre-recorded DVDs have told the European Commission that a coterie of big companies use patents to choke their income, violating European Union law. BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- Independent makers of pre-recorded DVDs have told the ...

  26. China Toughens Regs On Imports

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China further tightens media regulations controlling foreign participation in television and the distribution of foreign online games and newspapers. BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- China has moved to further tighten media regulations controll ...

  27. Bush Creates New Post To Fight Global Piracy

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT President Bush has created a new senior-level position to fight global intellectual-property piracy and counterfeiting that cost American companies billions of dollars each year, commerce secretary Ca WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- President Bush h ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. AMC Content Violates TWC Deal

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision has lost the latest round of its years-long legal battle with Time Warner Cable over its cable network American Movie Classics. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Cablevision has lost the latest round of its years-long legal battle with Time ...

  30. MTV Networks Buys Neopets

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As it continues to expand and strengthen its Web business, Viacom unit MTV Networks said June 20 it has acquired NeoPets, the operator of a fast-growing youth community on the Internet. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- As it continues to expan ...

  31. Eagle Rock, Gotuit Partner For Live Performance Content

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eagle Rock Entertainment is partnering with video-on-demand service Gotuit Media to offer select live performance content to Gotoit subscribers. Eagle Rock Entertainment is partnering with video-on-demand service Gotuit Media to offer select live ...

  32. BMG Direct Takes Over Columbia House

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Direct, parent of the BMG Music Service record club, is acquiring rival direct marketer, the Columbia House Co., from an ownership consortium led by the Blackstone Group. Sources value the deal at NEW YORK -- BMG Direct, parent of the BMG Musi ...

  33. WMG Stock Ends Second Day Down 1.8%

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group stock fell another 1.8% in its second day of trading, closing at $16.10 today (May 12). The stock is down 90 cents from the $17 price tag it carried when it issued its IPO. Warner Music Group stock fell another 1.8% in its secon ...

  34. Update: WMG Stock Ends First Day Down 3.5%

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shares in Warner Music Group ended the first day of trading today (May 11) on the New York Stock Exchange down 3.5% at $16.40, following a $554.2 million initial public offering at $17 a share. Shares in Warner Music Group ended the first day of t ...

  35. BMG Direct Takes Over Columbia House

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Direct, parent of the BMG Music Service record club, is acquiring rival direct marketer, the Columbia House Co., from an ownership consortium led by the Blackstone Group. Sources value the deal a BMG Direct, parent of the BMG Music Service rec ...

  36. WMG Sets IPO Price Range

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has set a price range of $22-$24 for its upcoming initial public offering. NEW YORK -- Warner Music Group has set a price range of $22-$24 for its upcoming initial public offering. The company says in a filing with the Securitie ...

  37. WMG Sets IPO Price Range

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shares to be set at $22-$24. Warner Music Group has set a price range of $22-$24 for its upcoming initial public offering. The company says in a filing with the SEC that it intends to offer 27.17 million shares to the public. In addition, WMG' ...

  38. MusicNet Acquired By Private Firm

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York-based private equity firm Baker Capital has acquired digital music service MusicNet. Baker Capital says the deal will have no affect on its ongoing services, and MusicNet will continue to ope New York-based private equity firm Baker Capit ...

  39. Thomson Launches New Digital Unit

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to expand its services from the analog world into the digital, Thomson will be announcing a new division dedicated to digital cinema and electronic content distribution to the home. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In an effort to expand i ...

  40. Big Radio Tunes In To Net's Frequency

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At a time when major entertainment conglomerates have focused on optimizing their Internet businesses, major radio station groups have been unleashing initiatives to push into the Web space with a new (The Hollywood Reporter) -- At a time when maj ...

  41. IFPI Appoints Global Legal Policy Chief

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has appointed intellectual property policy expert Shira Perlmutter to the newly created position of executive VP, global legal policy. She rep The International Federation of the Phonograph ...

  42. IFPI Appoints Global Legal Chief

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Perlmutter joins from Time Warner. Perlmutter joins from Time Warner. News Perlmutter ...

  43. IFPI Appoints Global Legal Chief

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Perlmutter joins from Time Warner. The IFPI has appointed intellectual property policy expert Shira Perlmutter to the newly created position of executive VP, global legal policy. She reports to IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy and will oversee the L ...

  44. IFPI Appoints Global Legal Chief

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Perlmutter joins from Time Warner. The IFPI has appointed intellectual property policy expert Shira Perlmutter to the newly created position of executive VP, global legal policy. She reports to IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy and will oversee the L ...

  45. Snyder Joins Gibson Dunn

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Orin Snyder has joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York. Formerly head of the New York and east coast litigation unit for Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Snyder will continue his intellectual pr Orin Snyder has joined Gibson, Dunn &a ...

  46. EC Drops Antitrust Inquiry Over ContentGuard

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission said March 15 that it had dropped its antitrust investigation into Microsoft and Time Warner's purchase of ContentGuard, the U.S. producer of anti-piracy software for Internet (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European C ...

  47. Ames Joins EMI As Consultant

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Warner chief becomes EMI senior advisor. EMI Group has confirmed that Roger Ames will join the major in a consultancy role. The former Warner Music Group chairman/CEO has been appointed as a senior advisor, reporting to EMI Recorded Music c ...

  48. This Week's Top Stories

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST <UL> <LI>Columbia Adds Exec Power</LI> <LI>EC Reopens Microsoft, Time Warner Inquiry</LI> <LI>N.Z., Germany Ink Co-production Treaty</LI> <LI>Aussie Cops Bust DVD Pirates</LI> </UL> For t ...

  49. EC Reopens Microsoft, Time Warner Inquiry

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission said Feb. 11 that it had reopened its investigation into Microsoft and Time Warner's plan to take over anti-piracy software firm ContentGuard Holdings Inc. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European Commission s ...

  50. Sold, MGM Takes Its Final Bows

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Marking the true end of an era, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer will cease to be a stand-alone studio this year once its purchase by a Sony-led consortium is completed. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Marking the true end of an era, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer will cease ...

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