German media mogul Leo Kirch is in final stages of expanding his European empire again, this time to include a piece of Spain. The target is 25% of Spain's leading private TV station, Tele Cinco, the…
Australian media baron Kerry Packer is back in the international TV production business, with plans for a major joint venture based in Los Angeles.
The two pan-European sports channels, Eurosport and the European Sports Network (TESN), have agreed to merge after years of bitter rivalry. U.S. sports cabler ESPN will be part of the new channel's…
John Birt, the BBC's controversial new director-general, unveiled the first major appointments of his regime yesterday, along with substantial changes in the way the pubcaster does business.
Paul Russell, chairman of Sony Music Entertainment U.K., has been upped to the new post of president, Europe Sony Music Entertainment.
Intl. Family Entertainment's attempted takeover of TVS Entertainment, parent of MTM, has developed into a last-minute poker game between IFE and a significant minority of TVS shareholders, who are…
ITV's program buyers made generous use of the network checkbook on their annual shopping trip to Los Angeles last month.
ITV, the United Kingdom's main commercial TV web, has settled on a network program budget of a little over T515 million ($ 824 million) for 1993 -- almost T50 million ($ 80 million) less than the…
The ITV web was thrown into disarray Friday, when the Office of Fair Trading rejected its new centralized system for commissioning programming as anti-competitive.
The quest by ITV sunrise station TV-am to find a new core business when its broadcasting franchise expires at the end of this year appears to have failed.