Village Roadshow

Private equity firm Pacific targets Australia’s Village Roadshow

Australia’s Village Roadshow has received a A$761.2m ($516.55m) bid from private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners (PEP). Village Roadshow said in a stock exchange filing that it had received an indicative proposal from PEP with an offer of A$3.90 per share. The offer price is at a 22% premium to the company’s closing price on […]

More on creation of global anti-piracy coalition ACE

Execs from the 30 global entertainment companies that have come together to form anti-piracy body the Alliance of Creativity and Entertainment explains why they are involved in the initiative   “BBC Worldwide invests in, commercialises, and showcases content from the BBC around the world and champions British creativity globally. It is the lifeblood of our business […]

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) in a bid to combat illegal video and content downloads. The firms include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, […]

Sony poaches exec for Oz sales

Greg Sneddon is replacing Mark Young as Sony Pictures Television’s senior VP, distribution in Australia and New Zealand. This comes after SPT moved Young across to become senior VP, distribution for UK, Africa and Ireland to replace Kyle Munnich, who joined Sky Vision’s drama team. Sneddon comes to Sony from Australian distributor Roadshow Entertainment, where […]

Netflix set for Australia in 2015

US-listed streaming service Netflix is set to continue its rapid expansion with an Australian launch in 2015. The company announced a swathe of European launches earlier this year and various reports out of Australia suggest it will set up shop in the country next year. Graham Burke, the co-CEO of movie distributor Village Roadshow told […]