Johnathan Rodgers, president of Discovery Networks U.S. for the last six years, will resign when his contract expires next month.
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Lewis Bernstein has been upped to exec producer of "Sesame Street." Bernstein -- a 25-year vet of Sesame Workshop -- was previously vice president of Global Sesame Street Prods.
Franz Beckenbauer, German soccer legend and VP of the German Football Assn. (DFB), has come out in support of teetering Teutonic TV titan Leo Kirch, saying the org should give the cash-strapped mogul…
South Korean filmmakers continue to spread their wings, with the boxing film "Champion" landing in Los Angeles for a weeklong shoot, which began Friday.
Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing majority in Parliament's lower house passed a conflict-of-interest bill tailor-made for the Italian premier-cum-media tycoon.
India could be on the brink of a multiplex boom after finance minister Yashwant Sinha halved taxes on plexes in towns and rural areas Thursday.
Songwriters, composers and music publishers org BMI has skedded its ninth annual Latin Music Awards for May 8 in Hollywood, Fla.
Italy's antitrust body said Friday that the much-ballyhooed merger between Italy's debt-ridden pay TV channels Telepiu, owned by Vivendi Universal, and News Corp.'s Stream will be temporarily…
Broadcaster RCN has purchased the sixth season of Sesame Workshop's "Plaza Sesamo" and series "Elmo's World" from Brussels-based distrib CDC United Network.
The Alliance of Vienna Stages will present the first foreign-language production of "The Producers."
The shortened, five-day 2002 edition of the Santa Barbara Film Festival wrapped Sunday.