ROME -- Miramax and Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia paybox have announced a volume deal at MipTV comprising the bulk of top movie titles from the Miramax library.
ROME -- In a blow to Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset and some other TV players, Italy is forging ahead with plans to sell its digital terrestrial TV frequencies, scrapping its previous so-called "beauty…
ROME -- New Italo TV distrib Panini Media has acquired worldwide rights, excluding Japan, Russia and New Zealand, to British toon series "Simon's Cat," a YouTube phenom that will topline its debut…
Now that former Venice Film Festival topper Marco Mueller has finally managed to make his move from the Lido to Rome, should the international film community prepare for a Spaghetti Western-style…
With 2012 the year of Europe's self-imposed deadline to switch from analog to digital terrestrial television, or DTT, the region has been making "multichannel" its mantra.
Prolific Italian screenwriter and poet Tonino Guerra, who was nominated for three Oscars and worked with many top Italian and international film directors, including Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico…
ROME -- Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset posted a sharp 36% drop in fiscal 2011 net profit to €225 million ($297 million), as advertising at its channels in Italy and Spain continued its…
ROME -- Hong Kong helmer Johnnie To will attend the international bow of his meller "Romancing in Thin Air" at the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, Europe's prominent Asian cinema showcase.
ROME -- Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset has taken legal action to revoke a government freeze on assigning DTT licenses, just ahead of the release of its fourth quarter results, expected to…
In the first tangible sign that Italy's harsh economic climate is impacting the local entertainment biz, more than 500 Italian industryites have fired off an angry missive to RAI, blasting the…