Wednesday, October 16, 2019

TRIBUNE SEEMS TO HAVE LOST BATTLE WITH DIRECTV

April 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tribune Co.’s television stations are back on DirecTV after the two companies reached an agreement on retransmission fees. Subscribers to the satellite service had not been able to receive the stations since Sunday, when Tribune yanked them. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but DirecTV executive Derek Chang indicated that Tribune did not get […]

LIONS GATE FIRES NEW SHOTS AT CARL ICAHN

January 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lions Gate Entertainment wants the U.S. District Court in Manhattan to require Carl Icahn to disclose information about whether he entered into a secret agreement with MGM creditors to merge the studio on his terms with Lions Gate, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Tuesday). In its court filing, Lions Gate also accused Icahn of […]

ICAHN NOW WANTS LIONSGATE TO BUY MGM

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Carl Icahn, who only a few months ago slammed the management of Lionsgate for considering a possible acquisition of MGM, apparently now believes that such a buy might not be such a bad idea after all. Both the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times reported today (Friday) that Icahn has been holding talks […]

ARS GRATIA ARGENTUM?

September 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The seemingly all-but-settled negotiations between MGM’s creditors and Spyglass Entertainment have been thrown into confusion following word that an Indian conglomerate, Sahara India Pariwar, had offered $2 billion to buy the company’s $3.7-billion debt and convert it to equity. The London Financial Times commented that the move “would deepen ties between Bollywood and Hollywood.” But […]