Lightworks Distribution, which specializes in uplifting programming, has acquired Latin rights to the ABC telepic "Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II." Those rights include Spain, Portugal…
It's not just the Latins who are trying to make hay with telenovelas. Korean broadcaster SBS is bringing its own locally produced, but now completely remastered in Spanish, sudser "Escalera al Cielo"…
Debmar-Mercury has cleared Lionsgate's series, "The Dead Zone," in 85% of the country, including all top ten markets, for a fall national syndication launch.
There may not be many firstrun strips coming into the market in 2007, but a number of established ones are getting renewals on the eve of NATPE. NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution has…
At this week's National Assn. of Television Program Executives convention, syndie oldies "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy" are fixed on air for yet another six years, "Baywatch" is bouncing back as…
Where have all the new shows gone? TV stations looking to pick up fresh product for next fall on the eve of the NATPE convention are faced with an almost bare cupboard, the likes of which they…
The TV biz has to keep up with the Joneses, which is tough because the Joneses have come a long way from appointment television on a 13-inch console. They have high-def TV, mobile video and broadband…
Last year's great big NATPE hope turned out to be a great big syndication dud. A demand for more syndicated fare in the wake of the WB-UPN shutdown never materialized, despite early hopes to the…
Kidshows are growing up. Programming for the 14-18 demo has taken a harder-edged approach as producers react to the increased sophistication of their audience.
Honorees share what aspect of the award comes through in their work