While Europe had a chronic case of the box office blahs, Latin America and the Pacific Rim markets were distinctly perky last week. France, Italy and Germany all reported a drop in B.O. but Australia…
Aussie TV titan Reg Grundy, who recently cashed out of his eponymous company, has started spending the dough he got from his buyer, media conglom Pearson of the U.K. Grundy is going after the Seven…
Nine Network anchor Ray Martin won his third Gold Logie for most popular TV personality at the TV Week awards ceremony in Melbourne Sunday. Martin also hosted the event, at which veteran actor…
Kerry Packer's Nine Network will buy 15% of Optus Communications, Australia's second-biggest phone company and pay TV satellite owner. The web will pay $ A318 million ($ 229 million) for about 265…
Paul Cavanagh, station manager of ATN7, the Seven Network’s Sydney, Australia , outlet, died while scuba diving Sunday. Actual cause is still to be determined. He was 47. The New Zealand-born…
The Ten Group, which owns and operates the Ten Network's outlets in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, showed a net profit of $ A38.7 million ($ 27.9 million) for the half-year to Dec. 25, 1993…
There's no doubt about it: Underneath that heavy tweed skirt, "Mrs. Doubtfire's" got fat legs, racking up $ 139.6 million in international dates.
Charles Bukowski, street poet, novelist and screenwriter who lived the life of alcohol and degradation that he portrayed in his works, died of pneumonia Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 73. Bukowski…
Kerry Packer's National Nine Network posted an operating profit of $ A48.5 million ($ 35 million) after taxes. This figure is up 25.3% from a year earlier, for the six months ended Dec. 31.
Australia will have its first pay TV service in July. While there's a legal wrangle in progress over satellite delivery, Cable Television Services Ltd. has pacted with Telecom to provide a hybrid…
The Packer-Murdoch-Telecom-led consortium has launched a federal court bid to overturn the allocation of two pay TV licenses.
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