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Labels Petition Swedish Court Make Pirate Bay Pay Fines

Stockholm, Sweden - The four major record labels have petitioned the courts in Sweden to compel two operators of file-sharing hub The Pirate Bay to pay...

Report: VOD Firm Vudu Seeks Buyer; Wal-Mart is Likely Suitor

New York - Online video service Vudu is in "meaningful" acquisition talks, sources told All Things D, and Wal-Mart (NYSE:  WMT) is believed to be the...

Epix Pay-TV Channel Signs Carriage Deal with Cox

New York - Epix, the pay-TV and online video channel joint venture between Viacom (NYSE: VIA), its Paramount division, Lionsgate and MGM, has reached a carriage agreement...

Netflix Likely to Offer Streaming Video on Nintendo Wii

Las Vegas - Netflix (NASD:  NFLX) is likely to make its streaming video service available on the Nintendo Wii console, adding to the feature already popular...

Spain Empowers Judges to Close Websites on Piracy Claims

Madrid - The government of Spain has approved new legislation that will empower the country's courts to shutter or block access to websites offering unauthorized downloads...

Rovi Adds Content Partners to TotalGuide Web Program Guide

Las Vegas - Rovi (NASD:  ROVI) (formerly Macrovision) this week announced that it has added a number of content partners to its TotalGuide media guide, which...

YouTube, Viacom File New Motions in $1 Billion Copyright Suit

Los Angeles - The $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit pending from Viacom (NYSE:  VIA) against Google's (NASD:  GOOG) YouTube is ramping up, as both sides have...

French Govt. Proposes Taxing Google to Fund Creative Sector

Paris - A new report by the French government proposes taxing the online ad revenues generated by Google (NASD:  GOOG), Facebook and similar portals, with the...

Justice Dept. to Lead Antitrust Probe of Comcast-NBC Universal

Washington - The U.S. Justice Dept. will take the lead in the government's review of Comcast's (NASD:  CMCSA) proposed $30 billion deal to take over NBC...

Google Sweetens Bid for Video Encoding Firm On2

New York - Google (NASD: GOOG) has increased by nearly 25% its offer for On2 Technologies, the video encoding firm it bid $106.5 million for in August...