The success of digital TV offerings has spurred interest in new interactive services, with mixed results. Online betting and weather services find an audience, but other services remains more tenuous.
Markets & Festivals
German toon house TV Loonland has inked a co-development pact with Nickelodeon and a co-production deal with Canada's Nelvana.
Tele-Images Intl., the distribution arm of France's Tele-Images Group, has upped its stake in GTV, formerly Gaumont TV, from 49% to 66%, Tele-Images chairman Simone Halberstadt-Harari said Thursday.
Digital TV experts painted a gloomy picture Tuesday of the future of European digital terrestrial broadcasting based on what's happened in the U.K. and France.
In a sign of growing openness toward other cultures, officials from Chinese pubcaster CCTV expressed appreciation for foreign contributions and asked for a helping hand from experienced professionals…
Next year's Mipcom TV mart will reflect gentler entertainment product in a world that TV execs believe will still be reeling from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. and subsequent military…
The U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan frightened industryites away from the Intl. Beirut Film Festival, which wrapped Wednesday.
"Heaven," the English-language debut of German helmer Tom Tykwer, is set to open next year's Berlin Intl. Film Festival (Feb. 6-17). The world preem is a major coup for new fest head Dieter Kosslick…
"Corky Romano" co-star Dave Sheridan will receive a seven-figure payday for the Summit Entertainment production "Action!" Summit is wholly financing the broad comedy, which is budgeted at about $25…
Pope John XXIII, famous for modernizing the Roman Catholic church and doing away with Latin mass in 1962, has become the subject of two competing German/Italian miniseries.
Munich-based TV Loonland AG in November will start its first computer-generated images production, in cooperation with German kids web Super RTL and Cologne-based producer GUM Studios.