Antonio Garcia Ferreras, an iconic figure in Spain's liberal media, has been tapped as channel director at broadcaster La Sexta, which launched March 27.
TV execs were expecting Gallic strike trouble at the Mip TV mart on the French Riviera last week. Indeed, the confab wasn't for the fainthearted -- but not because of the labor strikers, who kept…
Mip TV market attendance was nearing record levels Wednesday, thanks to the growing presence of new-media execs and solid showings for the broadcast and pay TV biz.
Warner Bros. Intl. Television Distribution has inked a multiyear volume deal with Polish commercial broadcaster TVN that covers major WB films and TV series.
Vindicated by the success of "Deal or No Deal," gameshows are back at Mip TV -- and spawning new TV species. Some of the biggest producer-sellers of unscripted fare in the world were dealing in such…
Another kind of unscripted, if staged, reality fare went almost unnoticed at the Mip TV mart on Tuesday -- France's one-day nationwide strike against new labor laws.
A brave new world was hawked to international TV folk on the opening day of the 43rd Mip TV mart Monday, while French strikers kept the proceedings grounded in the present. A wildcat strike against…
Spain's biggest international sales operation Filmax Intl. is expanding into the sale of content that it hasn't produced itself. It's handling international rights on two series, Jesus Garay's "War…
The Intl. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will hold an Intl. Academy Day in Beijing, running Aug. 16-17, co-organized by the State Administration of Radio, Film & Television, state-owned…
A flaxen-haired tyke, an eye-patched pirate and a bespectacled witch don't necessarily sound like shoo-ins for commercial success these days. But these Muppet-like puppets for moppets, nicknamed "Los…
Made by the Almodovars' El Deseo and Mediapro, RTVE's upcoming "Mujeres" (Women) reads like a TV drama version of Pedro Almodovar's just-released movie "Volver." In a rumbustious barrio, Irene, a…