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…
Irish national broadcaster RTE has responded to a mounting internal financial crisis by asking the government for a whopping 70% increase in the public TV license fee, from 70 pounds Irish ($80) to…
Four years after the Asian financial crisis struck the region, Hong Kong stations are still feeling the pinch -- and the prices they are paying for overseas product have remained depressed.
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…
Latin soaps have been airing in Eastern Europe for years, but Argentine and Brazilian telenovelas have never been as popular as today.
South African broadcasters head for Cannes in the midst of a heated debate between broadcasting execs and industry chiefs over exactly what constitutes local content.
Wariness will be the watchword as the U.S. contingent wings its way to the French Riviera for the 38th annual Mip TV trade show in Cannes.
Game and reality formats finally seem to be forcing change in the Swiss television market. The launch 18 months ago of TV3, Switzerland's first full-service private web, initially had little impact…
Japan's TV market has undergone a fundamental change in the last year with the launch of digital satellite channels by the nation's main webs in December. Adding to the mix this year, a new…
BBC maverick director general Greg Dyke is in expansionist mode, so count on the pubcaster's execs to pack a long shopping list as they head for Mip.
In the last year, the Polish television scene has seen heated debate regarding the relaxation of foreign ownership in local electronic media. The current Radio and Television Law draws the line for…
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