Merv Adelson, the force behind "The Waltons" and "Dallas," is returning to producing after a 15-year break to release in January a series of direct-to-DVD titles aimed at helping tweens boost…
"Batman Begins" has landed its first major deal in the network window. Pic is part of an eight-title package bought by FX from Warner Bros. for a total license fee in the $30 million range.
Former NBC entertainment topper Warren Littlefield is moving his production shingle to Touchstone TV. Sealing a two-year pact with the Mouse House, Littlefield -- who's exec producing the fall UPN…
Hollywood studios helped UPN to a stronger upfront sales season thanks to increased demand for its Thursday night lineup, to be led by "Everybody Hates Chris."
DirecTV will add Peruvian programming to its Spanish-language package DirecTV Para Todos in the summer, as part of an exclusive multiyear agreement with the SUR Corporation.
The U.K.'s fast-growing digital terrestrial platform Freeview added another 466,000 new subscribers in the first quarter of the year, according to Blighty's media regulator Ofcom. This confirms that…
Sundance Channel has bought the homevideo and pay TV rights to "Omagh," a 2004 Anglo-Irish movie based on the true story of an IRA bombing that killed 31 people.
Rival Canadian webs CTV and Global Television have unveiled scrappy and aggressive fall lineups. While they split most of the high-profile drama on offer at the recent L.A. Screenings, Global had…
IAC/InterActiveCorp, the operator of the Home Shopping Network and Ticketmaster, said Wednesday it has sold its 5.44% stake in Vivendi Universal Entertainment LLLP to NBC Universal for about $3.4…
Phoenix Pictures has inked a pact with Encounter Studios to develop and produce author T.M. Murphy's book series "The Secrets of Belltown" for television, as well as for DVD and a possible theatrical…
Selling theatrical movies to cable and broadcast networks has become such an uphill climb in the past year or so that the major studios start losing their cool at any sign the market may be springing…