October 10, 1999 |
Wherever there's a deal in the works, Marvin J. Winkler can't be far behind. Heard about that group led by Broadcom techno-billionaires Henry Samueli and Henry Nicholas to buy Walt Disney's Angels and Mighty Ducks? Winkler is part of it. Nicholas and Samueli's new-media start-up hoping to meld the Internet and TV? Winkler is chairman. The indoor snowboard and surf park in Anaheim? The 44-year-old Winkler is behind the $100-million effort to finance it.
February 7, 2000 |
Top talent firm Endeavor Agency, home of "Titanic" director James Cameron and "Ally McBeal" creator David E. Kelley, is expected to announce today an exclusive agreement to create Internet-only programming with Orange County new-media company Broadband Interactive Group. The two companies will form an editorial board to oversee the venture, seeking help from some of Hollywood's creative heavyweights for a medium that could transform traditional filmmaking.
October 17, 2000 |
More than doubling its potential reach, Geocast Network Systems Inc. said it will team with EchoStar Communications Corp. to distribute its personalized news and entertainment service to home computers next year. Menlo Park, Calif.-based Geocast is one of a handful of companies hoping to deliver Internet programming at high speed through airwaves controlled by television broadcasters.
June 11, 1999 |
A government expert testified at Microsoft Corp.'s antitrust trial Thursday that the company's design of Windows 98 had the potential for security risks. The issue revolved around Microsoft's built-in Web browser, which cannot be removed, although some corporate customers would like to do so. "Are there any security issues involved in the choice of a browser or whether to get a browser at all?" U.S.
August 24, 1997 |
Poughkeepsie-born Bill Duke's Hollywood career has spanned from a role in the 1976 disco classic "Car Wash" to directing the new '30s Harlem gangster tale "Hoodlum," starring Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia and Tim Roth. Duke, 54, also has written two books (including the recent poetic inner quest "The Journey") and has launched a company, Rawww, developing entertainment-based Internet programming. THE BUZZ: "Everyone's talking about the marriage of Bill Gates and Hollywood.
January 19, 2010 |
For a dozen years, Tim Conway Jr. played host on weeknights at the former talk station KLSX-FM (97.1) -- the outlet where he and colleagues including Howard Stern, Tom Leykis and Adam Carolla held court with lifestyle observations and ribald humor. But this week Conway takes over nights at KFI-AM (640), the conservative news-talk powerhouse that's always near the top of Los Angeles-Orange County ratings -- and he says he feels more at home. "It was a little more loose over there" at KLSX, said Conway, 46. "I actually enjoy the politics, the calls."
October 21, 1996 |
Michael Cowpland, the championship-tennis-playing, Lamborghini-driving chief executive of Ottawa, Canada-based software developer Corel Corp., is taking a poke at Microsoft Corp.'s soft underbelly. After acquiring WordPerfect from Novell at a bargain-basement price in January, Cowpland packaged it with Corel's other offerings, including a spreadsheet, an information manager and other office software and began selling the whole suite for just $99.
March 3, 2000 |
Viacom Inc.'s Internet music unit, MTVi Group Inc., said it will feature live, pay-per-view music events online from the House of Blues Entertainment Inc., owner of one of the largest live-music Web sites. MTVi also said it took an undisclosed equity stake in closely held House of Blues. Under the two-year deal, MTVi will run House of Blues events through its MTV.com, VH1.com and SonicNet.com sites. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
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June 11, 2007 |
Laura Ellen Hopper, an early broadcaster of Americana roots music who co-founded a Central California radio station that was a pioneer in Internet programming, has died. She was 57. Days after being diagnosed with lung cancer, Hopper died from complications of the disease May 28 at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, said her husband, Frank Caprista.
December 25, 2009 |
On a recent winter night, while neighbors strung their Baldwin Park homes with Christmas lights, the Lams and their three children sat in front of a television set with rabbit ears sprouting out of the top. Wait a second -- rabbit ears? Is this 1950? No, it's almost 2010, and the Lams are a modern Los Angeles family that, like many in the region, are rediscovering the convenience -- and economics -- of the old-fashioned TV antenna. In the wake of the transition to digital television, Southland viewers are finding they can get nearly three times as many channels as they once could with an antenna.