German pubcasters are facing fierce opposition from politicians, commercial rivals and irate viewers to a proposed e2.05 ($2.40) rise in fees to $21.35 a month.
Irish whiskey distillery John Jameson & Son is partnering with the European Film Academy as the new sponsor of its People's Choice Award.
Bavaria Film Intl. continues to ring up sales from its stint at the international film mart in Cannes earlier this month.
Creditors of bankrupt TV giant Kirch Media on Tuesday gave billionaire producer Haim Saban an extra 10 days to come up with financing to buy broadcasting group ProSiebenSat 1.
Bavaria Film Intl. has seen brisk sales to European and Asian buyers at the Cannes mart, with local hit "Good Bye, Lenin!" and Oscar winner "Nowhere in Africa" leading the pack.
Germany's commercial webs saw advertising revenues drop 11.5% to €3.96 billion ($4.7 billion) in 2002, according to a report published Tuesday by the Assn. of German Advertisers.
Producer and former Kirch Media exec Jan Mojto and director Helmut Dietl were among the recipients of the Bavarian Television Award in Munich on Friday.
Haim Saban's takeover of Kirch Media's TV assets has run into more snags as Saturday's 525 million euros ($623 million) payment date looms.
The management of German producer Constantin Film is facing an uphill struggle in its efforts to stave off a takeover by Swiss distrib Highlight but remains adamant that slated projects are not in…
Bavaria Film Int'l. has seen brisk sales to European and Asian buyers at the Cannes movie mart, with local hit "Good Bye, Lenin!" and Oscar winner "No Where in Africa" leading the pack.
Swiss media group Highlight Communications, which is in the process of taking over leading German producer Constantin Film, posted a 14% rise in first quarter net profits to CHF4.9 million ($3.8…