In the beginning, Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" was known as "The Girls Upstairs." Before he decided on "A Streetcar Named Desire," Tennessee Williams toyed with the more prosaic "The Poker Game." And…
Familiarity breeds ratings, not contempt, at Germany's pubcasters. ARD's flagship "Tagesschau" news broadcast and its vintage detective series, "Tatort," are just two examples of German pubcaster…
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American series continue to proliferate on German primetime skeds, but locally produced skeins have yet to be pushed aside entirley. Here's a look at the Teutonic webs' programming slates heading…
Soccer rules the European sporting world, but the skyrocketing prices and fiercer competition for rights have recently pushed German pubcasters onto the playing fields of other sports.
The proliferating digital possibilities on Germany's advanced cable, satellite and high-speed Internet services are providing a fertile testing ground for Hollywood majors.
The new "Desperate Housewives" DVD boxset calls itself "extra juicy." The "Grey's Anatomy" second season set tantalizes with the label "uncut." Yet neither delivers on that racy promise.
Tyler Perry's company has opened a full-service production facility in Atlanta that is already being used to shoot Perry's upcoming sitcom "House of Payne" and feature "Daddy's Little Girls."
U.K. terrestrial web Five has inked a deal for 180 movies titles from U.S.-based RHI Entertainment as it prepares to launch digital webs Five U.S. and Five Life.
TiVo is finally tackling high-def, but it's going to be pricey. The digital video recording pioneer will soon start selling its Series 3 TiVo, its first device to record in high definition. Box also…
International distributor CableReady has acquired 100 hours of programming from Lionsgate, including reality adventure series "No Boundaries," the "Candid Camera"-style travel show "Tourist Traps"…