British Telecom, the once almighty U.K. telco, has raised the stakes in Blighty's fast-evolving pay TV market -- and established market leader BSkyB may lose out.
Switzerland's first stop-motion animation film is making a bid for the toon turf usually ruled by Tim Burton and Nick Park. "Max & Co." is a hugely ambitious movie by Swiss standards, budgeted at…
Leading reality programmer Reveille is pacting with Meteor Worldwide to launch Pliq, a new mobile content delivery service aimed at young audiences on-the-go.
Indian film and TV group UTV is buying its way to the forefront of the Indian games industry with a pair of corporate acquisitions and a production commitment totaling $60 million.
The Back Lot: A forlorn little character who carried a sign proclaiming "The end of the world is near" used to turn up regularly in New Yorker cartoons. Then one day a rival's sign demanded, "How…
Are moviegoers ready for Mel? The biggest wild card at this weekend’s box office is Mel Gibson’s “Apocalypto.” Subtitled pic, set in an ancient Mayan kingdom and sporting extreme violence, skews to…
Musician-actor Andre Benjamin is joining Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson in toplining New Line's "Semi-Pro," a comedy set in the world of 1970s pro basketball.
The Weinstein Co. is licensing the extensive homevid library of Videocine, film division of Mexican conglom Televisa. Company has bought U.S. and Canadian rights to Televisa's 178-title library…
The brouhaha over "Borat" continues. A Los Angeles judge said Thursday that he would consider a request by two U. of South Carolina fraternity brothers that a scene featuring them be cut from the…
NBC U's Telemundo has struck a deal with Cingular Wireless that will integrate the cellphone giant's products into the storyline of the Spanish-language web's Sunday night sitcom "Seguro y urgente."
Mark Cuban has never been one to hold his tongue, but that tongue was really wagging Thursday at the UBS investor confab in Gotham. The 2929 Entertainment topper questioned the digital wisdom of big…