BBC Worldwide, the pubcaster's commercial arm, is poised to launch an advertiser-funded Web site to generate coin from the BBC's popularity overseas.
Japan's Gonzo Digimation Holdings K.K. and South Korea's MK Pictures are adapting 1999 Korean film "Shiri" into a $6 million, 20-part TV drama and DVD series for the Japanese market.
Online rental firm Lovefilm has teamed with distrib Momentum Pictures to bring titles such as "Bowling for Columbine," to its movie download service. More than 100 Momentum releases now are available…
USA Network series pilot "eBaum's World" is firming up, signing standup comic Martin Sargent and former WWE star Chris Jericho to host the project. If picked up to series, "eBaum" would join a…
ABC is making "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" the first network entertainment shows available for download on a subscription basis via Apple's iTunes.
Controversial video Web site YouTube has signed its first partnership deal with a network, pacting with E! for a contest featuring user-generated content. E! will recruit content for its…
A day after receiving strike authorization from members on its live-action basic cable contract, SAG reached a tentative deal on its animation cable contract. SAG said Tuesday that the new 2½-year…
Digital cinema company AccessIT has secured a credit facility of $217 million from GE Commercial Finance to fund its planned rollout of 4,000 digital screens by 2007.
IFC Entertainment has added "Ulee's Gold" helmer Victor Nunez's "Coastlines" to its IFC First Take slate, which distributes pics day-and-date in theaters and through video-on-demand. Under topper…
Tuning In: POSTCARDS FROM CHINA...For all its wonders, modern communications technology's most corrosive impact has been in the near-eradication of unpolluted leisure time. That said, some of the…
Warner Bros. Intl. TV Distribution has snagged its first video-on-demand deal for Spain, inking with telco Telefonica to provide pics to its Internet broadband TV operator Imagenio.