In its biggest Asian deal to date, Viacom's MTV Networks is buying out the majority share in MTV Japan from private-equity partner H&Q Asia Pacific. Purchase price was undisclosed.
The Weinstein Co. and the Hubbard Media Group have joined with private investors to buy Ovation, an arts and culture cabler that's barely functioning. Investment is the Weinstein brothers' first in a…
"This Is Wonderland," a skein canceled by Canadian pubcaster CBC this year, was the leader Tuesday in the 21st Gemini Award nominations, celebrating the best in Canuck TV.
The booming digital music biz shows no signs of slowing down, as new player SpiralFrog is laying the groundwork to enter the market, while AOL relaunched on Tuesday the MusicNow service it acquired…
ABC has chosen the New York Television Festival as the venue for the preem of its fall comedy series "Knights of Prosperity," which chronicles a band of misfits plotting to rob Mick Jagger.
The 22nd annual Boston Film Festival has added Miramax Films' animated sci-fi thriller "Renaissance"; Sage Stallone's directorial debut, "Vic"; and Lionsgate docs "Deliver Us From Evil" and "The U.S…
The number of U.S. broadcast nets to be measured nationally by Nielsen continues to grow. Azteca America, the U.S. subsid of No. 2 Mexican web TV Azteca, has joined Nielsen's National Television…
The American Society of Cinematographers has skedded its awards show for Feb. 18 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
Expenditure on World Cup soccer rights dented TF1's finances in the first half of 2006, with profits falling 2.9% to e171.5 million ($219.5 million) on revenues up 7% to $1.8 billion, the company…
Cosmetic heir Ronald Lauder is selling nearly half his stake in the Eastern European station group he founded, Central European Media Enterprises, to private equity investor Apax Partners.
Mark Burnett on Tuesday lashed out at "Survivor" critics who don't watch the show, saying this season "wouldn't be racial at all."