Will foreigners get their hands on Russian TV? That's the big unanswered question facing the biz in 2001.
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In fiercely competitive Holland, the Dutch are used to squabbling over ad share, but the stakes have moved and players are going toe to toe over multiplatform gold.
While some reality shows may be criticized for pushing the envelope, in certain Latin American territories, homegrown fare might be better described as hyper-reality.
Forget the hype, the best new media is coming from an old medium -- television. The humble box is proving the gateway to the future at a time when broadband is stalled, a wireless entertainment…
American product continues to be squeezed out of the Belgian market as stations show no signs of halting the investment in local product.
Competition has heated-up considerably in the Canuck TV market thanks to the beefing up of the country's two top broadcasters, CTV and Global Television.
Everyone predicted the format frenzy to fizzle, but U.S. broadcasters -- along with most of the world's TV biz -- continue to gobble up reality and gameshow templates with zeal.
Talk up digital, widescreen or "Big Brother" and you'll be talking business with the tech-savvy entertainment-hungry frozen North.
From learning how to jazz up homes and gardens to watching people try to be pop stars and get kicked off quizshows and islands, it seems Australians can't get enough reality.
When Fred Klinkhammer joined CME in 1997, it was the regional broadcasting powerhouse. Two presidents later, when he was moved up to the top slot, CME had pulled out of the lucrative German, Polish…
Irish national broadcaster RTE has responded to a mounting internal financial crisis by asking the government for a whopping 70% increase in the public TV license fee, from 70 pounds Irish ($80) to…