December 11, 1986 |
The Z Channel movie programming service, owned by Group W and available to many cable subscribers in the Greater Los Angeles area, is up for sale, company officials announced Wednesday. Group W chief operating officer Joel Cohen, in announcing that Z Channel was on the block, said that the company wanted to "concentrate efforts" on development of its cable systems throughout the United States.
January 25, 1985 |
Watching the 1974 British film of David Halliwell's mid-60s play "Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs," which makes its American premiere with a week of airings on Z Channel starting today at 2:30 p.m., it's possible to imagine why on the stage it was hailed as the first attempt to "show us, from the inside, what is bubbling beneath the Cavalier locks, the frosty scowls, the hairy great-coats and the military jeans of the new young."
March 29, 1988 |
Owners of Z Channel, a small but popular pay television service in Los Angeles, on Monday filed suit in federal court accusing Time Inc.'s Home Box Office and four major Hollywood studios of unlawful restraint of trade. In its 25-page complaint, Z Channel contended that HBO, the nation's largest pay television company, "has secured or coerced" the cooperation of MGM/UA Telecommunications, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox Film Corp. and Warner Bros.
December 24, 1988 |
First came the addition of sports--Dodger games, Angel games, Clipper games, even Loyola Marymount games. Now, in another jolt for its serious movie-buff subscribers, the Z Channel has discontinued its quirky and informative monthly program guide. This month's edition of the nearly 15-year-old Z Magazine will be the last--a victim of cost considerations. But that may not be the worst of it for devotees of the Z Channel's eclectic mix of movies old and new.
August 19, 2004 |
Films such as "Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession" and "Born Into Brothels" represent but two entries in an especially strong lineup for the eighth annual InFACT Theatrical Documentary Showcase. The festival, presented by the International Documentary Assn., includes 17 jury-selected films and runs from Friday through Aug. 26 at the ArcLight. The films will play in rotation so that every day each one will play during a different time slot.
March 25, 1988 |
On Jan. 12 came word that a new sports and movie pay-cable channel would begin operating in the Los Angeles area in April and would carry 35 home Dodger games and 35 home Angel games. Since then, the people involved in this project, which began as joint venture between American Cablesystems and Philadelphia-based Spectacor, have been working without much fanfare toward a target date of April 3, the day of the final Freeway Series game.