Rival Gallic broadcasters will have daggers drawn at the L.A. Screenings, as terrestrial webs and paybox Canal Plus attempt to secure the hottest series coming out of America.
Canada remains the biggest customer at the L.A. Screenings, last year spending a record C$688 million ($621 million), with CanWest MediaWorks and CTVglobemedia continuing to dominate the buys.
Spain's broadcasting execs will arrive at the L.A. Screenings with their gloves off, already immersed in a tough battle for free-to-air rights to U.S. dramas.
Local product remains king in Latin America, where most U.S. programs are relegated to early morning or latenight and weekend slots. But Stateside works are gaining traction in some spots.
Most Aussie webs use the L.A. Screenings just to view product coming out of their long-standing output deals with the U.S. networks. But Network Ten and paybox Foxtel will be paying particular…
Stateside dramas "House" and "Grey's Anatomy" don't play on the top channels, but that doesn't mean Italian buyers from webs both free and pay aren't hot for the latest Hollywood series.
Reflecting the growing popularity of U.S. shows in the world's second-largest TV market, Japan will send a buyer contingent to the L.A. Screenings that includes a significant presence from…
Despite growing openness internally and a hunger for U.S. culture, there is still something of a great wall blocking U.S. skeins in China. A strict regulatory environment and the keen eyes of the…
Flexible schedules at the two free-to-air broadcasters in Hong Kong mean that if a good show pops up at the L.A. Screenings, room can be made for it.
Leaders of the Writers Guild of America put studios and nets on notice Friday that they're placing a top priority on getting a bigger cut of new-media revenues, as part of its "pattern of demands"…
With American TV series enjoying a high-profile boom in South Korea, the L.A. Screenings are expected to draw keen interest on the part of Korean buyers. But with terrestrial pubcasters devoting only…