Entertainment News Archive - March 19, 2010

PARIS, March 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Successful Launching and Pricing of a EUR850 Million Inaugural Eurobond - New Revolving Credit Facility of EUR450 Million - Extension of Average Maturity Profile for Eutelsat Communications Group Debt From 2.7 Years as of 31 December 2009 to 5.3 Years - Financial Flexibility Improved by Diversifying Investor Base Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announced today the refinancing of all Eutelsat SA (owned at 96%) existing credit agreements for a total of EUR1.3 billion which were due in November 2011. The refinancing is expected to take place through: - the issuance of a 7 year senior unsecured bonds (the "Bonds") for a total of EUR850 million; and - the conclusion of a 5 year new senior unsecured revolving credit facility for a total of EUR450 million The order book for the Bonds reached more than EUR3.8 billion, demonstrating the market's confidence on the long term b

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's no secret that hundreds of filmmakers, actors and cinema enthusiasts have been inspired by Akira Kurosawa's films over the years.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anchors aweigh. More than 2,500 Viking Ships are sailing into Walmart stores nationwide as DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Periodis Expert, a new vector history atlas, makes it easy to fly over the states of Europe as they were at the end of each century.

SHANGHAI, March 19 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- The9 Limited (Nasdaq: NCTY) ("The9"), an online game developer and operator in China, announced today that, for personal development reasons, its President, Ms. Xiaowei Chen, will not renew her employment contract with the Company.

NEW YORK , March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Valleys of Neptune, the long-awaited album of previously unavailable Jimi Hendrix studio recordings, has debuted on the Billboard 200 best-selling albums chart at #4, while four additional Hendrix catalog titles -- Are You Experienced (#44), Electric Ladyland (#60), First Rays of the New Rising Sun (#63), and Axis: Bold As Love (#67) -- have returned to the Billboard 200 four decades after their original release dates, a testimony to the enduring vitality and importance of the trailblazing artist-guitarist-performer. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090828/NY67803) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060130/LEGACYLOGO) A newly curated album of 12 fully realized studio cuts, more than a hour's worth of previously unheard Jimi Hendrix music, Valleys of Neptune, the centerpiece of the historic 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project, rocketed to #1 on Amazon in anticipation of its release.

PORTLAND, Ore., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising and entertainment industries, today announced the company's President and Chief Strategy Officer, Ken Papagan, will speak at the 2010 International CTIA WIRELESS® conference, one of the largest technology events in the world.

PORTLAND, Ore., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), today announced the top ten movies-on-demand (VOD) titles based on consumer transaction rate.

LONDON, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- With the news that the hotly-anticipated Sex and The City sequel is set to take place in Morocco, Octopus Travel are today promoting Marrakech as an ideal destination for a short break or full holiday with friends. The sequel will see the girls leave New York for an exotic trip to Morocco, where they will walk through the dunes of the Sahara Desert, lunch under the shade of a Bedouin tent and party the night away alongside belly dancers at a local nightclub. Filming was recently completed at the truly opulent Amanjena Hotel in Marrakech, part of the Aman Resorts collection of hotels, all of which promise to deliver "beautiful natural location, outstanding facilities, exceptional service and a small number of rooms to ensure exclusivity and privacy." British-Iranian actor and comedian Omid Djalili is set to play the hotels Moroccan owner, while Penelope Cruz, Liza Minnelli and Miley Cyrus are all expected to make cameos. A spokesperson for Octopus Travel

REGGIE LEWIS TRACK, 1350 TREMONT STREET; FINALS 3-6PM FRI., 9AM-5PM SAT-SUN BOSTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USA Track and Field National Masters Indoor Championships are set to be held in Boston March 26-28 with perhaps the best field ever -- including 47 new world champions coming to Boston from the World Masters Championships held earlier this month in Canada.

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