HBO is shopping here for product to launch a new pay TV service in the Czech Republic in April, sources at the Mifed market say. HBO film programming and acquisitions' veep for Europe, Perry…
In what looks like the start of a widely expected autumn purge at Italy's pubcaster, three top execs at RAI resigned Sept. 8.
ROME Though late taking off, Italy's homevideo market is flying high. Billings last year for rental and sell-through were a combined $ 700 million, making the country the biggest Euro market after…
The future of Italian pay-TV channels Tele+ 1 and Tele+ 2 is up in the air yet again due to a package of new broadcasting regulations announced by the government Aug. 27.
The Japanese love baseball, but the People's Republic of China has never been known to go in big for foreign sports -- or foreign culture in general. But that could change now that Chinese pubcaster…
Dinosaurs are about to invade Italy in the form of the country's biggest film merchandising campaign ever. Apart from being the widest film release ever attempted in Italy -- with 300 prints poised…
Silvio Berlusconi swore he'd never do it. But after months of preparations, a public offering of Fininvest's huge publishing wing is set to begin today.
The Italian film world said goodbye to the Ministry of Tourism & Entertainment when the building shut its gates Thursday after being voted out of existence by a national referendum. Nixing the…
Robert Altman's "Short Cuts" and Gus Van Sant's "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" will compete at the 50th Venice Festival, while Woody Allen's "Manhattan Murder Mystery" will unspool out of competition…
Silvio Berlusconi's right-hand man Fedele Confalonieri was cleared of suspicion by Milan magistrates Wednesday in connection with alleged kickbacks to the Socialist Party several years ago.
After months of stormy debate and delay, Italian parliament approved a RAI reform law Thursday that will slim down the pubcaster's 16-member board of directors as new management comes on board. The…