Big Cable Mergers in Europe Are Still Hard to Make

A big player like the one Comcast and Time Warner intend to create in the United States would probably meet antitrust obstacles on the Continent.


Europe Opens Inquiry Into Licensing of U.S. Films and TV

Officials may seek to break down country-by-country partitions that keep pay TV from being a single market in the European Union.


Greece Shuts Down State Broadcaster ERTGreece Shuts Broadcaster ERT in Bid to Show Resolve

In a surprise move that angered labor unions, the coalition government said the state-run broadcaster, ERT, was a “haven of waste.”


Greece Shutting Down State Broadcaster ERT

In a surprise move that angered labor unions and its junior partners, the conservative-led coalition government said the broadcaster, ERT, would shut down at midnight Tuesday.


Warner Music Gains Approval to Buy Parlophone, a Last Piece of EMI

The $765 million purchase involves major artists like Coldplay and Radiohead. To win approval in Europe, Warner Music agreed to sell assets to independent labels.


Media Decoder Blog: Universal Sells EMI Stake in Popular Music Series

The company, which acquired EMI’s recorded music division in a $1.9 billion deal approved by European regulators last year, announced on Wednesday that it had sold EMI’s share of the long-running pop compilation series “Now That’s What I Call Music!” to Sony Music.