In the highly regulated world of French television, change occurs slowly. But the first three months of 2005 saw a period of frenzied activity as Gaul's broadcasters, old and new, readied themselves…
Alliance Atlantis is not just about the juggernaut "CSI" franchise: Canuck producer-distribber is busy licensing its stop-motion animated series "Lunar Jim" around the world.
A quintet of sexy suburbanites is not only putting the sizzle back in primetime Stateside, but "Desperate Housewives" and its brethren are also changing the perception of American programming…
Followers of Dutch media mogul John de Mol are likely to be keeping a close watch on the buying patterns of his outfit Talpa TV in Cannes.
In France, tabloid newspapers have traditionally held the monopoly on lurid crime stories. But if the success of TF1's "In the Mind of the Killer" is anything to go by, Gallic broadcasters are intent…
Back in 1973, Peter Orton was on his first visit to Mip, struggling to make his mark in his chosen career in TV sales. "The first time I turned up I thought I'll never be able to make it in this…
New York-based Atlas Media will showcase its domestic hits at its Palais booth in Cannes.
Fictional programming continues to regain the focus in Germany as unscripted shows continue to fade from the main networks. Programmers are looking to bring back long-running series.
The Polish market has picked up, with public TV particularly pumped. In March, it amassed 50% of total viewers, with TVP1 leading the pack with 25%. The strongest private station is Polsat, with 18%…
Local fiction dominates Spanish primetime and broadcaster Antena 3's "Aqui no hay quien viva" (Nobody Can Live Here) is the jewel in the crown.
GermanyFeature films: $2.5 million TV movies: $200,000 Dramas: $100,000 Sitcoms: $50,000 Reality: $35,000 Docs/Kids/Arts: $20,000 United Kingdom Feature films: $2 million TV movies: $150,000…