It may be sunny on the Croisette, but players from the Netherlands' cutthroat market will be in the trenches at Mip. Though RTL Netherlands and SBS Broadcasting, each with three general entertainment…
Reality TV is the order of the day for China, with "American Idol"-style skeins proving popular with auds -- though unpopular with politicians who feel they undermine morality.
Fragmentation is the budding story in Spain. Combined audience share for the three main nationwide channels -- Telecinco, Antena 3 TV and pubcaster TVE1 -- fell from 59% at the end of 2006 to 56% by…
If TV biz scandals could turn viewers away from the tube, sets all across Japan would be black by now. Ever since a popular infotainment show from Osaka-based Kansai Telecasting was caught faking…
Both TV2 and RTL Klub, Hungary's only terrestrial commercial nets, will be looking for U.S.- and European-made series in their ongoing ratings battles. But Hungarian cablers may prove a more…
Local programming for the Eurovision Song Contest dominates TV schedules in the Nordic region throughout February and March. What used to be considered a slightly corny event has turned into an…
After years of toying with the idea of producing U.S.-style series, Mexican media conglom Televisa will be showing off its first efforts this year at Mip.
The Czech Republic's top terrestrial, TV Nova, is stronger than ever in ratings, with the country's three highest-rated nonnews shows in its stable.
Argentina's exporters are stepping up efforts to tap growing appetites of European and U.S. programmers. Telefe wants to follow up wide sales of revenge telenovela "Montecristo," picked up for…
February will go down in the history of Brazil's TV industry as the month when TV Record finally seized second position from SBT in the country's audience rankings.
Unless Canada's broadcast regulator puts its foot down -- and hard -- this will be the last Mip with more than a handful of Canadian buyers, as the industry north of the border continues to…