From dominant commercial channel TF1's short-lived "Riviera" to pubcaster France 2's ill-fated "Cap des Pins," French TV history is peppered with tales of failed soap operas.
If the incredible buzz and boffo box office business done by "The Passion of the Christ" and "Fahrenheit 9/11" has taught us one thing, it's that controversy sells.
Discovery Networks' "Reel Race" will be its first Asian-produced reality TV series to air internationally.
Call it flying the home flag with a twist. While Italo pics have always been a fixture at the Venice Film Festival, fest topper Marco Muller has found a different way of displaying local fare.
When you consider the before and after of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa), it doesn't seem that too much has changed for the film industry -- at least not yet.
Shut down in Iraq, its banner torn down from the Democratic Convention, the last few weeks have not been good for Al Jazeera.
The once-staid BBC has jumped on the flash-mobbing bandwagon in an attempt to woo younger auds to its arts programming.
Thailand is recovering from the high emotion that greeted the finals of its first localized reality show/ talent search "Academy Fantasia," launched by dominant paybox United Broadcasting Corp. (UBC).
Millions of Middle East viewers were expected to be glued to their TV sets Aug. 29 for the finale of pan-Arab talent show "Superstar 2."
Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd., the buyout firm founded by British financier Guy Hands, said it acquired Odeon Cinemas, the U.K.'s largest cinema chain, and UCI from Viacom. Terms of the…