"Easy Riders, Raging Bulls," documaker Kenneth Bowser's chronicle of the creative ferment that reinvigorated Hollywood in the 1970s, has been acquired by TF1 Intl. for worldwide television and video…
Markets & Festivals
MGM is launching a new film channel on Germany's multi-channel paybox Premiere today. Called simply MGM, it offers feature films from the studio's 4,000-title strong library in German and English…
Fox's new family comedy "The Pitts" failed to light up the ratings Sunday, while CBS continued to see steep year-to-year declines for its coverage of college basketball's tournament.
NTL, the U.K.'s largest cable operator, reported Monday a modest £3 million ($4.7 million) rise in revenue to $3.4 billion in 2002 and a loss of $2.34 billion, down from $11.5 billion a year earlier.
Modern Times Group's Viasat Broadcasting division has inked with the NDS Group for conditional access technology to stamp out the piracy plaguing its digital satellite platform.
Twelve new series and 60 specials are on the menu at Food Network. Cabler plans to increase spending by 58% on original programming. In 2002, it enjoyed double-digit ratings increases in all its…
German kidvidder EM.TV on Monday blamed a massive writedown on its stake in Formula One racing and collateral damage from last year's Kirch Group collapse for a S310 million ($338 million) net loss…
Japanese distribber Gaga Communications is losing one of its key strategists: Kaz Tadashiki has quit as chief operating officer for "personal reasons."
Vivendi Universal's share price took a fresh battering on the stock market Monday, losing 6% in New York on investor jitters over a fraud lawsuit against the beleaguered conglom filed last week by…
It had to happen. The prolonged U.S. B.O. downturn has percolated overseas -- although there was a modest uptick in some markets last weekend thanks to sturdy bows by "The Recruit" and "The Jungle…