Virgin Media has put its 50% stake in U.K. pay TV channel portfolio UKTV on the market for a reported £350 million ($558 million).
U.K. production giant All3Media has confirmed that it is in "exclusive" and "advanced" negotiations to buy Gordon Ramsay shingles Optomen Television and One Potato Two Potato.
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The Venice Film Festival has added Polish helmer Jerzy Skolimowski's provocative thriller "Essential Killing," starring Vincent Gallo as a Taliban insurgent, to its competition roster.
Federico Veiroj's "La Vida util," Jie Han's "Single Man" and Julio Hernandez Cordon's "Las Marimbas del infierno" will screen in the San Sebastian Festival's Zabaltegi New Directors section.
Russia's leading commercial TV network CTC Media is launching its own direct advertising sales house, taking advantage of a change in broadcast regulations.
Sam Taylor-Wood's "Nowhere Boy," about John Lennon's youth, will kick off the 21st Dinard Festival of British Film Oct. 6 to honor the 70th anniversary of the late Beatle's birth.
Richard Stursberg, head of Canuck pubcaster CBC's English-language services since 2004, ankled Friday.
Warner Bros. is moving ahead on a second "Green Lantern," hiring Michael Goldenberg to write the screenplay.
Thousands of 7-Elevens are promoting World Wrestling Entertainment's annual "SummerSlam."
Korean helmer Kim Jee-woon is rushing to recut horror pic "I Saw the Devil" ahead of its Thursday release date after local censors upheld its restricted rating for extreme violence.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has sold a controlling stake in its Star China TV business to state-backed media investment fund China Media Capital for an undisclosed sum.