ESPN Star Sports has hired Bob Kemp as VP of production. Kemp played a key role in organizing the TV coverage of the Sydney Olympics.
An Australian consortium led by ad agency the Singleton Group and investment banker Mark Carnegie is investing $38 million for a stake in SCTV, one of the top three networks in Indonesia.
Pubcaster CBC and Chum Television, a privately controlled broadcaster, are teaming to create a C$2 million ($1.3 million) fund to boost the telepic and feature film industries in Canada.
Film and television production company Tijori Films is scouting Hollywood stars and an international co-producer for "1984 -- Black October."
Star TV is to enter the direct-to-home TV biz with P.K. Mittal's Music Broadcast. Latter holds the license to FM radio stations in several cities.
Kerry Packer's Nine Network Entertainment India has signed a deal with India's Balaji Telefilms under which the former will hold a 20% stake in the latter.
Italy's Media Authority gave final approval last week for pay TV operators Telepiu and Stream to use digital TV decoders.
Media mogul Israel Asper, founder of the burgeoning CanWest Global empire, and his family have donated C$20 million ($13 million) to the Winnipeg Foundation and the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, one…