Highlight's highlight: record profit

Most growth came from film division

MUNICH -- Swiss media giant Highlight Group on Thursday reported a record profit of 19.1 million Swiss francs ($17.6 million) in the first two quarters of the year, up almost 40% year-over-year from 2007's 13.7 million Swiss francs.

Most of the growth came from operating results from the film division, which shot up to 12.5 million Swiss francs ($11.5 million) from 5 million Swiss francs in the first two quarters of last year.

Home entertainment results remained stable, the company said.