"American Idol" will launch a mobile venture simultaneous with the start of its sixth season on Jan. 16, Fremantle Media exec VP of licensing worldwide Keith Hindle announced Monday at NATPE Mobile.
Canada's CTV has inked a deal on day one of NATPE to pick up new international reality offering "On the Lot," the filmmaking competition exec produced by Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett for Fox in…
NATPE doesn't just attract program buyers and sellers. Research companies often use the event to pitch their latest studies and surveys.
At the 44th annual NATPE sales bazaar, 2007 is shaping up as the year of the boutique indie. With a lackluster development season for firstrun strips from the major Hollywood syndicators, companies…
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has cleared its three courtshow strips -- newcomer "Judge David Young" as well as established contenders "Judge Maria Lopez" and "Judge Hatchett" -- in a vast number of…
John Malone's recently formed full-service showbiz company Starz Media will bring its first show to the NATPE convention this week.
Bravo has brought down the curtain on "Queer Eye" by announcing that it will conclude the show's four-year run with a 10-episode final season.
Back in the TV syndication game, Merv Griffin returned to Vegas on Sunday night to pitch a new gameshow. "Let's Play Crosswords" echoes the style of Griffin's long-running syndie hits "Wheel of…
Creative business models, stable economies and the global embrace of telenovelas have buoyed Latin American markets to unprecedented success over the past several years. The big question is, will the…
The participation from the international contingent at NATPE is expected to be respectable rather than overwhelming, though there's no doubt that the globalization of the biz continues apace.
One day in 1979, Dick Robertson strode from 30 Rock to his hotel in midtown Manhattan, passing along the way a jewelry store on East 48th Street. So pumped was the syndie salesman that he forked out…
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