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TV Listings for January 8 – 14

by Zeddon January 8, 2005
Here are the television listings for JETIX on ABC Family, FoxBox, and Kids WB for Saturday, January 8 through Friday, January 14, 2005. All times are Eastern. Note that schedules are subject to change without notice. Saturday, January 8 ABC Family 7:00am Beyblade “Max Attacks!” 7:30am Beyblade “Familiar Faces” 8:00am Power Rangers “Diva In Distress” […]

Viacom and Time Warner Executives to Speak at Smith Barney Citigroup Conference

by Zeddon January 8, 2005
Viacom Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sumner M. Redstone and Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer Leslie Moonves will participate in a question and answer session at the 15th Annual Smith Barney Citigroup Entertainment, Media and Telecommunications Conference on Tuesday, January 11, 2005, at 6:40pm (ET). An audio webcast of the discussion will be open […]

Disney Refuses to Cut Directors’ Pay

by Zeddon January 8, 2005
The Walt Disney Company yesterday revealed that it has no intention of trimming directors’ pay despite attacks from shareholders that almost resulted in the ousting of chief executive Michael Eisner last year, Telegraph reports. Disney CEO Michael Eisner received $8.3 million in total compensation in 2004, a rise of about $1 million from 2003, the […]

MTV Networks and Microsoft Announce Strategic Digital Entertainment Alliance

by Zeddon January 8, 2005
MTV Networks and Microsoft have announced a strategic agreement to cooperate on several long-term digital media initiatives. The two companies will work together to create new ways for consumers to access MTVN entertainment programming and brands via a variety of digital entertainment products and platforms including Microsoft’s Windows Media Player. [Source: PR Newswire]

Disney Permanently Separates CEO, Chairman Jobs

by Zeddon January 7, 2005
The Walt Disney Company board of directors today said it has made it permanent policy to separate the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. This in response to criticism and requests from Disney shareholders. The board amended corporate governance guidelines to read as follows: The chairman of the board shall be an independent director […]

ABC Gets New Marketing Head

by Zeddon January 5, 2005
The Walt Disney Company has promoted Eleo Hensleigh to head of marketing and advertising for the company’s broadcast and cable entertainment outlets, including the ABC Television Network and Disney ABC Cable Networks Group. [Source: Broadcasting & Cable]

Paul Hazen Joins Alias Board of Directors

by Zeddon January 5, 2005
Alias today announced that Paul Hazen, Chairman of Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity firm, has joined the Alias Board of Directors. Hazen, who was Chairman of Wells Fargo & Company from June 1999 to April 2001, and CEO of Wells Fargo from January 1995 to November 1998, will serve as the fifth member of Alias’ […]

Jae Lee to Write Exclusively for Marvel Comics

by Zeddon January 5, 2005
Jae Lee will now write exclusively for Marvel Comics, the company announced today. Lee gave some clues to what the near-future holds for him: I’m working on a moody Hulk story with Peter David. After that, it’ll be all out action with a writer who’s no stranger to widescreen comics, featuring a character we’ve all […]

"Shrek" Franchise Delivers $1.6 Billion in Consumer Home Entertainment Spending

by Zeddon January 5, 2005
DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek franchise has generated over $1.6 billion in consumer home entertainment spending since its inaugural launch in 2001, with the record-shattering VHS/DVD release of Shrek. The current video in the franchise, Shrek 2, has sold more than 37 million units worldwide since its November release — making the third highest grossing feature film […]

DreamWorks Names Rick Sands President & COO

by Zeddon January 5, 2005
DreamWorks SKG has named Rick Sands President and Chief Operating Officer. In his new post, Sands will oversee the management of day-to-day operations of the private company. Sands will report directly to principal partner David Geffen. Rick Sands previously served as COO of Miramax Films. [Source: PR Newswire]