Everyone predicted the format frenzy to fizzle, but U.S. broadcasters -- along with most of the world's TV biz -- continue to gobble up reality and gameshow templates with zeal.
If French free-to-air network bosses appear to be stooping at Mip this year, it is probably all that money in their pockets.
When Fred Klinkhammer joined CME in 1997, it was the regional broadcasting powerhouse. Two presidents later, when he was moved up to the top slot, CME had pulled out of the lucrative German, Polish…
On the same day that a court of appeals ruled online music distributor Napster was infringing U.S. copyright laws, the European Union Parliament passed guidelines governing the distribution of…
Two new national Spanish broadcasters look set to debut on the Riviera: the ad-driven digital terrestrial webs Net TV and Veo TV, both set to launch in early 2002.
Latin soaps have been airing in Eastern Europe for years, but Argentine and Brazilian telenovelas have never been as popular as today.
Americans may be kings of the Internet-via-the-PC, but when it comes to wireless, Europeans hold the aces. The "Old Continent" has been cruising on global system for mobile communications (GSM)…
In the shake-up at Canal Plus after the creation of Vivendi Universal, execs quickly pinpointed a new helmer for its flagship French channel.
Isabel Raventos is a contradiction in terms: a top femme exec in the Spanish TV industry. Recent examples could fit -- legally -- into a taxi.
While traditional TV players at Mip tend to be the same familiar faces year in, year out, don't expect to run into all those Internet and new-media contacts you made in Cannes last year. Quite a few…
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