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August 24, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
Viacom Inc., the world's fourth-largest media company, is in talks to buy a stake in Kirch Group, Germany's second-largest media company, according to Saudi Prince Al Waleed ibn Talal ibn Abdulaziz al Saud. The prince, who has holdings in several media companies, said Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone asked him to broker the transaction last week. "He wants to invest in Kirch and wants us to mediate," Al Waleed said in an interview here.
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December 7, 2000 | From Reuters
Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday it is casting its net outside the United States for possible acquisitions but music companies will not be on its wish list because they are still too expensive. Disney, whose only major acquisition in the last 15 years has been the ABC television network, said Internet-related businesses could be among its targets, but any possible new addition to the California-based group would have to represent good value.
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April 8, 1994 | ALAN CITRON
Hollywood's response on Thursday to the long-awaited release of the European Union "Green Paper" on audiovisual policy was dramatically undramatic by community standards. There was little gnashing of teeth or doomsday prognosticating . . . even from the industry's former Chicken Little, Motion Picture Assn. of America President Jack Valenti. That may reflect a new cautiousness in dealing with the sensitive trade issue, especially in public.
BUSINESS
August 24, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
Viacom Inc., the world's fourth-largest media company, is in talks to buy a stake in Kirch Group, Germany's second-largest media company, according to Saudi Prince Al Waleed ibn Talal ibn Abdulaziz al Saud. The prince, who has holdings in several media companies, said Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone asked him to broker the transaction last week. "He wants to invest in Kirch and wants us to mediate," Al Waleed said in an interview here.
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July 1, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a mood of apprehension and uncertainty, 300 leading figures from Western Europe's entertainment industry convened here Thursday to confront a problem that won't go away: Hollywood. They came to the three-day European Audio Visual Conference to search for ways to revive and reshape the region's beleaguered film and television business, after being battered for years by the growing strength of their American counterparts.
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March 2, 1994 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An influential European official involved in film and television policy-making assured Hollywood on Tuesday that Europe will be open to discussions about loosening its restrictive film and television policies. But Joao de Deus Pinheiro also warned that European countries may impose further "shrewd protectionist measures" unless their moribund entertainment industry recovers.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sign that Europe could ease barriers limiting Hollywood's access to the Continent's entertainment market, a senior European Union official Friday declared that the union plans to move away from protectionist measures that prop up its struggling audiovisual sector.
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July 3, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Using words like "watershed" and "historic turning point," the leaders of Europe's beleaguered motion picture and television industry gave their backing Saturday to a series of sweeping changes that they believe will enable them to compete effectively with Hollywood in the next century.
BUSINESS
December 8, 1993 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States and the 12-nation European Community apparently resolved longstanding differences on agricultural exports Tuesday, but any celebration was dampened by failure to reach the overall accord desperately needed to pave the way for a global trade agreement. Emerging exhausted from a 23-hour negotiating session, U.S.
BUSINESS
December 7, 2000 | From Reuters
Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday it is casting its net outside the United States for possible acquisitions but music companies will not be on its wish list because they are still too expensive. Disney, whose only major acquisition in the last 15 years has been the ABC television network, said Internet-related businesses could be among its targets, but any possible new addition to the California-based group would have to represent good value.
NEWS
July 3, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Using words like "watershed" and "historic turning point," the leaders of Europe's beleaguered motion picture and television industry gave their backing Saturday to a series of sweeping changes that they believe will enable them to compete effectively with Hollywood in the next century.
BUSINESS
July 1, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a mood of apprehension and uncertainty, 300 leading figures from Western Europe's entertainment industry convened here Thursday to confront a problem that won't go away: Hollywood. They came to the three-day European Audio Visual Conference to search for ways to revive and reshape the region's beleaguered film and television business, after being battered for years by the growing strength of their American counterparts.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1994 | ALAN CITRON
Hollywood's response on Thursday to the long-awaited release of the European Union "Green Paper" on audiovisual policy was dramatically undramatic by community standards. There was little gnashing of teeth or doomsday prognosticating . . . even from the industry's former Chicken Little, Motion Picture Assn. of America President Jack Valenti. That may reflect a new cautiousness in dealing with the sensitive trade issue, especially in public.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sign that Europe could ease barriers limiting Hollywood's access to the Continent's entertainment market, a senior European Union official Friday declared that the union plans to move away from protectionist measures that prop up its struggling audiovisual sector.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1994 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An influential European official involved in film and television policy-making assured Hollywood on Tuesday that Europe will be open to discussions about loosening its restrictive film and television policies. But Joao de Deus Pinheiro also warned that European countries may impose further "shrewd protectionist measures" unless their moribund entertainment industry recovers.
BUSINESS
December 8, 1993 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States and the 12-nation European Community apparently resolved longstanding differences on agricultural exports Tuesday, but any celebration was dampened by failure to reach the overall accord desperately needed to pave the way for a global trade agreement. Emerging exhausted from a 23-hour negotiating session, U.S.
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