The global credit crunch looks set to impact Blighty's pay TV market, dominated by News Corp's BSkyB and rival Virgin Media, according to a London-based research firm.
Markets & Festivals
NBC has given a full-season order to "Knight Rider."
NBC U's iVillage has tapped Jodi Kahn as exec VP and elevated Rebecca Miskin to g.m.
Fox Reality Channel has upped Charissa Chu to VP of marketing.
Vince Vaughn is bringing his guy's guy sensibility to a laffer in the works for FoxBroadcasting Co. and 20th Century Fox TV.
2929 Productions partners Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban have optioned the Kem Nunn novel "Tijuana Straits," and set Ric Roman Waugh to adapt and direct it.
Fox has rounded out the cast for its upcoming animated high school project "Good Vibes."
50 Cent, Mickey Rourke and Jason Statham have signed on to star opposite Sam Riley in "13," director Gela Babluani's remake of his French-language film "13 Tzameti."
"Hellboy" topliner Ron Perlman has signed on to star opposite Nicolas Cage in the supernatural thriller "Season of the Witch" for Relativity Media and Atlas Entertainment.
Andy Fickman has made a deal with Roseblood Movie Company and Twisted Pictures to godfather four remakes from RKO's horror heyday, including three that were produced by horrormeister Val Lewton…
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films have acquired an untitled film about a family that goes on safari in Africa, gets lost and has to battle wild animals and bad guys to get back home.