Philip Livingstone, who was instrumental in the worldwide launch of the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" franchise, has been tapped executive director, worldwide formats, at Sony Pictures Television…
Chrysalis Distribution has licensed various episodes of its long-running crime thriller series "Midsomer Murders" to broadcasters at Mipcom. France 3 is taking series seven and eight of the strand…
Spain's Zinkia Entertainment has inked a co-production deal with Carlton Intl. for the preschool 3-D CGI "Pocoyo." The series' 52 episodes will each be seven minutes long.
FremantleMedia has acquired Aussie TV producer Crackerjack, which was founded 10 years ago by brothers Mark and Carl Fennessy.
Miramax actioner "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" made blood sport of the weekend box office with a chart-topping opening of $22.7 million. Paramount's "School of Rock" was runner-up over laffer's soph session…
The feeling that a depressed international TV program market may indeed have bottomed out was cause for celebration along the Croisette in Cannes over the weekend as choosier buyers and embattled…
Clint's box office river ran deep, if not wide. Warner Bros. enjoyed a boffo limited bow with the Clint Eastwood-helmed drama "Mystic River" this weekend, grossing an estimated $591,390 from 13…
Comarex, the worldwide distribution company for Mexico's TV Azteca, has signed up to handle the product of Italian TV giant Mediaset in the Spanish-speaking U.S. and Latin America, excluding Brazil.
News Corp. prexy-chief operating officer Peter Chernin has lashed out at the decision of U.K. pubcaster the BBC to unencrypt its digital satellite feed.
The ongoing saga of bankrupt German media titan Kirch Media has presented Mipcom with a cliff-hanging finale -- former Kirch honcho Jan Mojto has emerged as one of the potential buyers of Kirch's…
There are still billions to be made from DVD sales -- that was the common verdict at the "DVD: Delve Into the Revenue Potential" conference held at the Mipcom programming mart.