News Corp.’s Twentieth Century Fox and five other Hollywood film studios won a U.K. ruling forcing BT Group Plc, Britain’s biggest Internet-service provider, to block access to a website that promotes online piracy.
Mamoru Kohda, who scouts the globe for properties for Japan’s Daisho Co., began looking for a hotel in Singapore in early 2013. Within a year, the property investor and developer had acquired the newly opened Westin in the island-state’s financial district for a record price.
Blockbuster Inc. creditor Universal Studios Home Entertainment LLC demanded immediate payment or a ban on rentals of movies including “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” claiming the bankrupt chain is giving itself a “windfall” at the studio’s expense.
NBCUniversal, the entertainment division of Comcast Corp., shook up its film division, naming television executive Jeff Shell to lead the studio and moving long-time chief Ron Meyer to a new corporate role.