After years of broadcasting bigamy, burglary and bitches through inexpensive talkshows, networks have suddenly switched course in the battle for daytime supremacy and are now offering ... well…
South African pay TV channel M-Net has snapped up Africa's television rights to the rugby union's greatest showpiece, the 1999 Rugby World Cup.
Fine Line Features, in its first acquisition out of the Telluride Film Festival, has gulped down North American rights to "Passion in the Desert," the feature film directing debut of Lavinia Currier.
In a small symbol of things to come, MTV Online --- the Internet arm of the music video giant --- will deliver its first-ever computer-borne "cybercast" concert, a 30-minute performance by Capitol…
In what could signal new directions for Hallmark Entertainment, the company has lured veteran theatrical producer David Picker to its fold and charged him with bringing movie talent aboard to enhance…
CTV Television Network, Canada's only privately owned national television network, has a controlling shareholder for the first time in its 35-year history.
Five years after the TV industry came under withering public attack for trying to pass off "The Jetsons" reruns as educational television --- because it taught children "about living in the 21st…
As part of its strategic expansion abroad, Sony Pictures Entertainment has taken a 25% stake in Super TV, one of Taiwan's leading cable programmers.
Helmer Bob Gosse, here for Saturday night's world premiere of his feature "Niagra, Niagra" at the Venice Film Festival, has unveiled his next project, "A Violent Act," a screen adaptation by Gosse of…
Daytime talkshows headed south in the week ending Aug. 17, when most chatfests were in reruns, according to Nielsen's latest syndie ratings report.