For merchandising mavens nowadays, a Hollywood blockbuster doesn't routinely translate into a retail smash. But they love a sequel. A lot.
Government plans to split transmission assets out of Kiwi pubcaster TVNZ have been pushed back from July 1 to December due to tax implications for its Australian subsidiary.
Beirut-based production company Signature Prods. has optioned the Middle East rights to Argentine reality soccer show "Camino a la gloria" (The Road to Glory) from Argentina's Cuatro Cabezas.
Italians are still loudly debating pubcaster RAI's attempts to remove sexy, scantily clad women from its shows.
Even cartoons aren't safe from sibling rivalry. "The Rugrats" have apparently edged out "The Wild Thornberrys" in the eye of bigscreen parents Paramount and Nickelodeon.
MTV's VH1 brand debuts this month as a 24-hour channel on Thailand cabler UBC and as daily programming strips on MTV Southeast Asia and MTV Philippines, reaching more than 17 million households.
The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Assn. of Asia won another round in the battle against pay TV pirates when a High Court judge ruled in favor of its members June 11.
Argentina's Matanza Cine, the production company of "El Bonarense" helmer-scribe Pablo Trapero, is cranking up output with nearly a dozen local and foreign films lined up for the next 18 months.
Matt Wolf -- Strands
D'oh! The BBC News web site is conducting an admittedly unscientific online poll asking Netizens who they consider to be the greatest American.
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Weekend:$45.1M
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Weekend:$32.5M
Non-Stop3Weekend:$15.4M Universal Pictures