Granada U.K. Broadcasting managing director Stewart Butterfield has ankled the company. Butterfield is the first senior exec to leave since parent Granada Media announced cutbacks and restructuring…
John Hardie has ankled his position as ITV's commercial director to become Walt Disney Television Intl.'s managing director of branded TV for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Granada Media is expected to announce later this week a loss of roughly £80 million ($111 million) for the first six months of its fiscal year.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
ITV has bucked the U.K.'s downward advertising trend and signed a three-year £50 million ($70 million) sponsorship deal with Coca-Cola for the network's Premier League soccer highlights show.
ITV is cutting its scheduling of reality show "Survivor" from two episodes per week to one. The move follows Tuesday night's ratings slump to below 4 million viewers, hitting a new low as aud share…
Hit Entertainment has named Rob Lawes as its new chief exec, part of wider restructuring at the U.K.-based kidvid producer. Lawes is the former chief exec of Lyrick Corp., home of Barney the…
Profits at rapidly growing U.K. music and TV company the Sanctuary Group soared 76% in the six months ended March 31 to £2.3 million ($3.2 million) on sales of $49 million, up 174%.
BSkyB has completed its acquisition of TV e-commerce platform Open by buying British Telecom's stake in the company for £387 million ($553 million) in shares.
U.K. telco Cable & Wireless is buying U.S. Web outfit Digital Island for $340 million.
A live version of "Teletubbies" is skedded to tour the U.S. in spring 2002.