Austria's esteemed ORF may well have been the envy of public TV across Europe by holding onto the longest television monopoly on the Continent, but by the time the next Mip TV rolls around, its…
When Mexican indie producer Argos Comunicacion fell out with its former client, No. 2 broadcaster TV Azteca, CEO Epigmenio Ibarra looked north.
The initial successes of "Big Brother" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" prompted an explosion of similar shows, with the result that a majority of German viewers are up to their eyeballs in…
Both Mega Channel and Antenna will be in Cannes to snap up features films, hour dramas and a few sitcoms.
Unlike many other territories, Italy's love story with reality shows was short-lived. After the unexpected success last winter of "Il Grande Fratello," the Italo version of Dutch format "Big Brother"…
Local programming rules in most European broadcasting markets, but some American dramas can still cut a swath through Euro skeds.
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.
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)…
With sales last year reaching a record DM968 million ($459 million), RTL2 has become the envy of its rivals. For managing director Josef Andorfer, the web's success is the result of a consistent…
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…