BSkyB wants new deals for H'wood films

Bennett, Ray; Pryor, Peter
February 2004
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;2/17/2004, Vol. 382 Issue 31, p64
James Murdoch delivered his first financial results as chief executive officers of British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC (BSkyB) and promptly threw down the gauntlet to Hollywood studios, contending that DVDs have changed the landscape and that new studio agreements really need to reflect this. As he unveiled a sharp rise in BSkyB's net profit, Murdoch announced plans to resume dividend payments for the first time in five years. Murdoch said that Sky will be negotiating with studios during the next 18 months to work on the amount BSkyB pays foe films.


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