The collective host-broadcasting of major sports events, notably the World Cup of soccer, emerged as the hot topic at day two of the Sportel America TV market here Tuesday.
Canuck producer CanWest Entertainment has launched an international distribution company based in London and tapped seasoned sales executive Greg Phillips to run the operation.
The BBC has run up the white flag in its losing ratings war with ITV, taking refuge in the moral high ground of public-service programming.
Kit Kat Klub landlord Douglas Durst and CEO Matt Johnson have agreed to an 11th-hour compromise that spares the life of Broadway's newest musical, "Rollin' on the T.O.B.A."
In a sign that J.P. Morgan's effort to build up a media investment banking effort is running into trouble, the firm's senior Los Angeles banker Ken McCormick has quit to join Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as…
Imagine Entertainment partner and director Ron Howard was awarded $605,000 Monday after a jury found he was defrauded by a Malibu real estate investor.
U.K. cable operator Telewest is issuing £300 million ($488 million) in bonds to raise finance to help pay down its debt.
The Visual Effects Society has elected two new officers to its board of directors.
Universal Studios has tapped former Polygram Filmed Entertainment exec VP Rick Finkelstein as senior vice president, corporate development and strategic planning.
KCOP Los Angeles has picked up "The Martin Short Show" for a fall debut (Daily Variety, March 2).
British-American media and telephony group NTL has bid A$650 million ($410 million) to buy the National Transmission Network from Australia's conservative federal government.
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