Unveiling an ambitious slate of unscripted series, docs and movies for 2004-05, Court TV president-chief operating officer Art Bell said the cabler will spend an unprecedented $200 million on…
Viewers in the Nordic territories cut their teeth on documentaries broadcast by state channels, but a new doc hunger has veteran buyers jockeying along with upstart commercial channels for the best…
Pubcaster Danmarks Radio (DR) won't have to do any fancy talking when it comes to justifying the 150 million Danish kroner ($25 million) spent on "Better Times."
Reality TV is finally settling in for Swiss auds. Although the now defunct commercial station TV3 had aired "Big Brother" several seasons ago, reality programming had been absent from the…
It was billed as China's very own "Sex and the City" -- a bestselling book transformed into a popular TV series about four young women, one city and lots of fawning men.
Are reality shows upstaging traditional scripted TV drama? Judging by the publicity generated in some of the major Euro territories by shows like "Wife Swap" and "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me out of…
It's been less than a year since Austria welcomed its first private station, ATV. While the results may sound less than overwhelming -- ATV claimed a 3.5% market share for February -- commercial…
Did you know that record label Toshiba-EMI released an LP of the sounds of hundreds of farts in 1978? No? Then you'd better watch Fuji's "Toribia no izumi" (Trivia), which hits the smallscreen every…
A s Hungary's two commercial giants, RTL Klub and SBS-controlled TV2, battle it out for supremacy of the terrestrial TV remote control, a host of local theme channels is gaining udience share.
The seventh edition of Mip Doc promises to be a lively and well-attended event buoyed by a healthier TV industry and a concerted effort on the part of mart organizers to be user-friendly.