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Image Entertainment Reports 33% Increase in Revenues for Fiscal 2012 First Quarter (Image Entertainment)

Image Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, today reported financial results for its first fiscal quart... More

Analyst: Google’s Motorola Deal Good for Media Giants, TiVo, Bad for Netflix (The Hollywood Reporter)

A day after Google unveiled a $12.5 billion deal to acquire Motorola Mobility, Wall Street on Tuesday continued to discuss its possible fallout. In first reactions on Monday, obser... More

Amazon Cracking Down on Spammy ‘Private Label’ e-Books (Ars Technica)

Amazon has begun to crack down on authors who upload copy-cat “private label rights” e-books via the Kindle Direct Publishing service. According to an e-mail sent to authors wh... More

Time Warner Cable Digital Customers Can Now Watch Their Favorite Fox Shows On Demand (Time Warner Cable)

Time Warner Cable today announced the addition of FOX programming to its On Demand lineup. Digital customers now have instant access to Fox primetime shows in addition to popular s... More

Electronic Arts Upbeat about Holiday Season Sales (Reuters)

Video games publisher Electronic Arts is upbeat about Christmas holiday sales as it expects to release top titles and prepares its most high profile launch ever: “Star Wars: The ... More

Google to Buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5B (CNET)

Google said today that it had agreed to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, adding valuable intellectual property and getting the Internet search giant directly into the hands... More

New Apple iPhones, iCloud Coming Sept. 7? (Billboard)

For [the] last several years, Apple has used an early September media event to introduce some sort of new music service, feature or device, and if the rumors swirling about today (... More

How the Internet has All but Destroyed the Market for Films, Music and Newspapers (Robert Levine, via The Guardian)

The public hasn’t lost its appetite for television, journalism or film; shows, articles and movies reach more consumers than ever online. The problem is that, although the Intern... More

U.S. Video Game Sales Slow, but Xbox On Track for Best Year Ever (TechFlash Microsoft Blog)

Despite posting a drop in sales in July, the Xbox 360 still leads the U.S. console market and Microsoft said it’s on track to have the biggest year in Xbox history. New data from... More

The Godfathers Of Film Take On 3-D (The Wall Street Journal)

When Francis Ford Coppola’s first 3-D film, “Twixt,” premieres next month at the Toronto Film Festival, audiences will be provided with 3-D glasses, but they aren’t suppose... More

Would-Be Hulu Buyers Will Have Their Checkbooks Ready Next Week (All Things Digital)

Quick update on the Hulu auction: Would-be buyers are expected to offer up their initial bids by the end of next week, according to people familiar with the company. That will end ... More

Netflix Tests New Web UI for Kids. First Look (GigaOm)

Netflix has started to test a separate section for children’s content on its website with a UI that is optimized to be used by kids themselves. Select Netflix members have been g... More

GameFly Adds Digital Rentals (Digital Media Wire)

GameFly Inc. announced it will be launching a new digital client in time for the holiday season, enabling customers to download PC game rentals in addition to its physical game ren... More

Cablevision and Viacom Make Peace in iPad Dispute (Los Angeles Times)

Media giants Cablevision Systems Corp. and Viacom Inc. have made peace. The two were fighting over Cablevision Systems move to make Viacom-owned cable networks available to its sub... More

Apple, Publishers Sued Over Claims They Fixed Prices of Electronic Books (Bloomberg)

Apple Inc., in connection with last year’s introduction of the iPad, colluded with News Corp.’s HarperCollins Publishers unit and four other publishers to fix prices of electro... More

Disney Chief Iger: Digital Evolving Too Fast for Long-Term Content Deals (ZDNet)

Disney CEO Bob Iger said that any digital distribution deals it cuts for its content will be short-term because the market is evolving too quickly. Iger, speaking on Disney’s thi... More

Update: Kanye West and Jay-Z’s ‘Watch the Throne’ Projected to Sell 500,000-Plus in First Week (Billboard)

With a full day’s worth of sales under its belt, Jay-Z & Kanye West’s new “Watch the Throne” album is projected to sell over 500,000 copies in its first week in the U.S... More

Edge Named CEO of Sony’s RCA Music Group (BusinessWeek)

Peter Edge, a longtime talent scout and developer of artists including Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx, was named chief executive of RCA Music Group on Monday. The group houses labels s... More

THQ Closes Two Studios, Sheds 200 Jobs (Los Angeles Times)

“We are making shifts to reduce movie-based and licensed kids’ video games in our portfolio, which underscores our strategy to move away from games that will not generate stron... More

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