Rupert Murdoch-backed BSkyB confirmed late Monday that James Murdoch has been appointed chief executive of Britain's largest pay TV company, risking a confrontation with shareholders.
In a surprise move, BSkyB investor the National Assn. of Pension Funds won't oppose James Murdoch as the new chief executive of the U.K. satcaster.
Six male Brit contestants are trying to ban entertainment web Sky One from broadcasting a reality show in which they are seen competing for the affections of a woman who is revealed to be a…
BSkyB is facing a shareholder revolt at its annual general meeting Nov. 14, when Blighty's satcaster is set to announce the replacement for outgoing chief exec Tony Ball.
Buena Vista Intl. Television inked a multigenre, multiyear licensing deal with pan-Scandinavian broadcaster TV3 Wednesday for live-action TV series and features, including "Pretty Woman," "Die Hard…
The BBC has acquired broadcast rights to soccer star David Beckham's training project for kids, "Really Bend It Like Beckham," as part of a 10-part series on soccer skills for kids.
Fox Intl. Channels U.K. appointed Cecilia Parker head of marketing Wednesday, in preparation for the launch of its first British entertainment web, FX U.K., early next year.
Blighty viewers think pubcaster the BBC was less objective in its coverage of the Iraq war than its commercial rivals, according to a report published Tuesday by watchdog the Independent Television…
In another global campaign, former South African prexy Nelson Mandela and MTV Networks have joined forces to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
American illusionist David Blaine's release from his 44-day fast in a Plexiglas box suspended above the River Thames in London delivered a peak audience of 2.5 million viewers for entertainment web…
The search for a new BSkyB toppper grew increasingly surreal last week as Peter Chernin defended James Murdoch for the job and the U.K. press trumpeted a trio of U.S. showbiz execs as potential…