ENTERTAINMENT: Tuning in To Europe

Tuning in To Europe

The buzz word for the 1990s, especially in the entertainment business these days, is global. Paramount Communications last week announced that it had taken a major step in that direction by purchasing a 49% stake in the British firm Zenith, Europe's leading independent television programmer. A subsidiary of Carlton Communications, Zenith last year produced such dramas as The Paradise Club and Inspector Morse in Britain, as well as the romantic comedy Finnegan Begin Again in the U.S.

Paramount declined to say how much it had paid for the acquisition, but Carlton's 1988 annual report put revenues for the production company at...

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