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MTV Networks and Microsoft Announce Strategic Digital Entertainment Alliance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]

TV Listings for January 1 - 7 (Updated 1/3)

Here are the television listings for JETIX on ABC Family, FoxBox, and Kids’ WB for Saturday, January 1 through Friday, January 7, 2005. All times are Eastern. Note that schedules are subject to change without notice. Saturday, January 1 ABC Family 7:00am Power Rangers DinoThunder “Day of the Dino, Part 1″ 7:30am Power Rangers DinoThunder […]

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