TITLE

Messier Drops Second Shoe, Buying USA Content Assets

AUTHOR(S)
Farrell, Mike
PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Multichannel News;12/24/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 52, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports the acquisition of the programming assets of USA Networks Inc. by Vivendi Universal SA in New York. Creation of programming entity; Renaming of USA Networks Inc. to USA Interactive Inc.; Retention of Barry Diller in the board of directors.
ACCESSION #
5813450

 

Related Articles

  • Vivendi deal may boost USA. McConville, Jim; Pursell, Chris // Electronic Media;06/26/2000, Vol. 19 Issue 26, p3 

    Discusses how USA Networks Inc. could benefits from Vivendi's plan to acquire Seagram Co. through greater freedom than allowed under Seagram's minority ownership of USA. Possible gains for some wholly owned television assets at Seagram's Universal Studios; Access to European...

  • Telepiu poised to go it alone. Vivarelli, Nick // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;02/19/2002, Vol. 372 Issue 10, p108 

    Focuses on implications of the acquisition of Stream by Vivendi Universal from News Corp. in Italy. Concern of local producers on the effect of television mergers on the prices of soccer rights; Implications of the consolidation for the investment in the money-losing operation; Effort of...

  • Patching together a TV giant. Mermigas, Diane // Electronic Media;10/27/97, Vol. 16 Issue 44, p1 

    Reports that Barry Diller will merge his HSN's assets with those of The Seagram Company's USA Networks Incorporated and most of its Universal TV operations, in a deal valued at $4.1 billion. Amount of money which Universal Studios will receive; Statistics on subscribers; Comments from Diller.

  • Diller, USA on the virtual town. Peers, Martin; Sandler, Adams // Variety;08/17/98, Vol. 371 Issue 14, p34 

    Reports the acquisition of USA Networks Inc. on the Internet company CitySearch Inc. Details on the acquisition deal; Nature of business of the formed company Ticketmaster Online; Information on the two companies.

  • FEEVEE CONFLUENCE. James, Alison; Zecchinelli, Cecilia // Daily Variety;04/25/2001, Vol. 271 Issue 40, p5 

    Reports on the merger between Italy-based pay television firms Telepiu and Stream. Competition between the two firms prior to their merger; Regulatory hurdles to the merger; Telepiu parent Vivendi SA's stake in the merged company; Benefits expected by both companies from their merger.

  • VUV U TO BUY STREAM FROM MURDOCH, TELCO. Whiteman, Bobbie // Variety;12/24/2001, Vol. 385 Issue 6, p18 

    Reports on the decision of Vivendi Universal to buy out Italian pay television platform Stream, as of December 2001. Terms under the deal; Background on Stream; Reaction from industry insiders on the move.

  • Post-merger rumor furor on future of Canal+ exex. Giudice, Barbara // Daily Variety;11/15/2000, Vol. 269 Issue 53, p3 

    Focuses on speculations that several top executives of TV Canal Plus would be dismissed as a result of the Paris, France-based television broadcasting company's merger with Vivendi and Seagram's Universal Studos Inc. Value of the merger agreement; List of executives rumored to be terminated...

  • H'wood premium webs cry a tier. Goyoaga, Beatriz // Variety;05/18/98, Vol. 371 Issue 2, p42 

    Provides information on the joint plans of Hollywood networks to introduce cable tiering in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Effect of the consolidation plans on cable networks; Tiered package offered by Galaxy Latin America; Plans of MSO Multicanal marketing manager, Carlos Gimenez to launch premium...

  • Pay-TV marketing may get new focus. Shoebridge, Neil // BRW;08/11/97, Vol. 19 Issue 30, p73 

    Opinion. Discusses the proposed merger of Australis Media and Foxtel, and its impact upon their rival in the Australian pay-television industry, Optus Vision. Potential for serious marketing support for pay-TV; Introduction of pay-TV to Australia; Number of homes subscribed; Details of...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics