Go Racing, the consortium comprised of Channel 4, satcaster BSkyB and racecourse owner Arena Leisure, plans to launch a pay-TV horse racing channel in April 2002 in a deal worth up to £400 million…
Channel 5 has received a £6 million ($8 million) boost in its 2001 programming budget from shareholders RTL and United Business Media. It comes on top of a $28 million increase at the beginning of…
Ridley Scott's Oscar-winning "Gladiator" will get its U.K. TV premiere April 23 through the pay-per-view operators Front Row and U Direct.
Marleen Gorris, director of Academy Award-winner "Antonia's Line," will helm "Little Ashes," a $10 million co-production between Amsterdam-based Egmond and U.S. indie Main Man for London startup…
Elton John has lost the negligence suit he brought against his former management company, John Reid Enterprises, and accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Universal Studios Intl. has agreed to provide U.K.'s Video Networks' video-on-demand service with feature films as well as film and TV library titles for several years.
Sydney-based Red Heart, the production joint venture set up by Granada and Seven Network, has folded. Former BBC entertainment chief Paul Jackson, who headed up the operation, will stay Down Under to…
Satcaster BSkyB has acquired remake rights from sister company Fox TV to "Temptation Island" and will produce a British version of the U.S. reality show.
Universal Studios Intl. has agreed to provide U.K.'s Video Networks video-on-demand service with feature films as well as film and TV library titles for several years.
Production giant Endemol is buying London-based youth TV producer Brighter Pictures. Fast-growing Brighter more than doubled its turnout last year with provocative shows like urban lifestyle…
Jean-Marie Messier, chairman and chief exec of Vivendi Universal, will sue Klaus Esser for defamation over statements the former Mannesmann chief exec made in a newspaper interview.