While Rupert Murdoch announced Monday that a digital TV deal with Telecom Italia is in the works (Daily Variety, Nov. 24), Italy's pubcaster RAI and Gallic pay TV giant Canal Plus unveiled that they…
Music retailers will have plenty to be thankful about on Thursday, as registers this week have been ringing up hefty tallies for albums released on so-called Super Tuesday, when discs from Garth…
CBS has inked a development deal with British actor-writer-director Hugh Laurie, who just wrapped his starring role in Columbia’s “Stuart Little.” His CBS deal was brokered by attorney Fred Toczek…
EMI has posted mixed results for the half-year ending Sept. 30., despite the fact that pre-tax profits were down 10.7% to £68.6 million ($113.9 million) on sales of $1.65 billion, down 3.4%. At the…
Kidvid maven Ellen Levy-Sarnoff is returning to the Saban Entertainment fold through a first-look production deal with Fox Family Worldwide, the kidvid partnership of Saban and News Corp.
Geraldine Laybourne's Oxygen Media confirmed Tuesday that it is teaming with Carsey-Werner-Mandabach and Oprah Winfrey to launch a femme-oriented cable web called Oxygen.
Chrysalis, the TV, music and radio group, has posted a 24% jump in sales to £122.8 million ($203.8 million) for the year ending Aug. 31. The company's operating loss was reduced by 65% to $3 million.
Four-time Oscar-winning director Robert Wise, whose credits include "West Side Story," "The Sound of Music" and "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," will be honored by the Society of Motion Picture…
Sony Pictures has picked up the theatrical rights to the man-and-his-monster project, "Practical Demonkeeping," and have hired "Idle Hands" scribes Terri Hughes and Ron Milbauer to pen the screenplay.
Diversifying from drama to children's programs, gameshows and docus helped Australia's Southern Star Group boost net profits by 21% to $A4.9 million ($3.1 million) on 13% higher operating revenues of…
The FCC issued a report Tuesday declaring that the three major webs are doing a good job when it comes to meeting the agency's mandate to air at least three hours of educational kidvid each week.