SHOWDOWN WITH SHOWTIME
- INTO THE PAY FRAY. Littleton, Cynthia // Variety;9/21/2009, Vol. 416 Issue 6, p3
The author reports that motion picture studios Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM are set to launch their pay TV channel, Epix, in October 2009. The studios say that Epix will offer cable operators online movie rights and video-on-demand and mobile applications. Verizon's FiOS cable television will...
- THE CABLERS. // Variety;10/02/2000, Vol. 380 Issue 7, p52
Presents news briefs concerning the cable television industry in the United States as of October 2000. Management reorganization at Viacom's MTVi; Increase in the number of viewers of the cable television network TNN through its program `WWF Raw Is War'; Cancellation of two television programs...
- USA paying $150M for MGM shows. Stroud, Michael; Schlosser, Joe // Broadcasting & Cable;03/30/98, Vol. 128 Issue 13, p10
Looks at the deal involving USA Networks Incorporated and MGM, in which the network's Science-Fiction Channel plans to pay an estimated $150 million for a mix of off-net and first-run rights to MGM's programs. Terms of the deal; Indication that the deal will not affect MGM's existing...
- Showtime, MGM extend pact. Richmond, Ray // Variety;10/06/97, Vol. 368 Issue 9, p41
Reports that Showtime extended its deal with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), allowing the Viacom pay cabler to lock up the exclusive premium television window for all MGM theatricals through December 31, 2003.
- Epix Deals Coming Soon? Farrell, Mike // Multichannel News;9/21/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 35, p32
The article focuses on the report of Viacom Inc. chief executive officer (CEO) Philippe Dauman concerning the premium movie-channel joint venture Epix that will be launched in October 2009. The joint venture among Paramount Pictures Corp., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., and Lionsgate Entertainment...
- The Cablers. Demspey, John; Goldsmith, Jill // Variety;01/10/2000, Vol. 377 Issue 8, p100
Presents articles pertaining to cable television in the United States. Plans of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to create a minipay cable networks; Move of Chuck Dolan in buying a percentage stake of Wayne Huizinga's in SportsChannel Florida; Promotion of Pancho Mansfield as senior vice president of...
- TNN on scene with lots of green. Dempsey, John // Variety;11/13/2000, Vol. 380 Issue 13, p17
Reports on the plan of Viacom's TNN to buy reruns of television (TV) programs to fill its schedule with higher visibility TV series in 2000. Prospective choices of reruns marketed by several television networks; Expectation on the record license fee for the TV series `Star Trek: Next Generation.'
- TNT, TBS get Paramount titles. // Electronic Media;8/12/96, Vol. 15 Issue 33, p11
Reports on the 10-year exclusive rights acquired by TBS Superstation and Turner Network Television to a package of 101 films from Paramount Pictures.
- Operators Prepare to Ante Up for TV Land. Moss, Linda; Farrell, Mike // Multichannel News;12/11/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 50, p23
Reports that Viacom plans to collect carriage fees from cable television operators for its TV Land cable network in the United States as of December 11, 2000. Background on Viacom's free-carriage deals for the network with cable television operators.