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  1. ProSiebenSat.1 sale draws call for legislation

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    Bavarian premier Edmund Stoiber is calling for an overhaul of Germany's antitrust legislation in the wake of last week's $4 billion takeover of leading German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 by foreign investors KKR and Permira.Read more

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  2. Spanish main: Goya race led by 'Alatriste,' 'Volver'

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    Agustin Diaz Yanes' historical adventure "Alatriste" and Pedro Almo-dovar's "Volver" are leading the pack for Spain's top film prize, the Goya awards, with 15 and 14 nominations, respectively, organizers said Monday.Read more

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  3. BBC1 top dog in U.K. spending

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    BBC flagship channel BBC1 will be the highest-spending channel in the U.K. next year with a budget of £1.1 billion ($2.1 billion), the broadcaster's governing body, the BBC Trust, said Monday as it published the broadcaster's annual service licenses.Read more

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  4. A very good year for Japan b.o.

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    For Japanese films and filmmakers, 2006 has been an excellent year. Business has been so good and titles have attracted so much international attention that some are even saying that it will go down in the history of the domestic industry as the year Japanese cinema came of age.Read more

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  5. Wily Warner catches Roadrunner

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    Warner Music Group has entered into a deal to acquire 73.5% stake of Roadrunner Music Group B.V., parent company of hard rock and heavy metal label Roadrunner Records, for $73.5 million.Read more

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  6. 'Power' play finds Arnold in indie film

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    Tom Arnold has been cast in "Remarkable Power," an indie comedic thriller from screenwriter-director Brandon Beckner.Read more

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  7. Execs upped, 4,000 cuts in VNU revamp

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    VNU Group has named Nielsen Media Research president and CEO Susan Whiting to the newly created post of VNU executive vp.Read more

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  8. Lionsgate tries a little 'Tenderness'

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    Lionsgate has scooped up the rights to the Russell Crowe-starring indie thriller "Tenderness." The studio will distribute the John Polson-directed film from GreeneStreet Films in North America, the U.K., Australia and South Africa.Read more

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  9. MySpace chats up Cingular

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    MySpace has struck a deal with Cingular Wireless to provide mobile customers access to the social network's interactive tools, MySpace said Monday.Read more

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  10. NFL Network in N.Y. freebie deal

    4:00 am 12/19/2006

    The NFL Network said Monday that it would accept Time Warner Cable's offer to carry the channel on a digital tier for a week beginning Christmas Eve. After initially balking at Time Warner's terms, the NFL Network late Monday said OK.Read more

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