Italian pubcaster RAI continues losing ground to Mediaset, the private TV broadcaster controlled by media tycoon and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi whose right-wing coalition oversees the pubcaster.
Canada's broadcast regulator has struck down a complaint from Quebecor Media claiming its rival BCE is illegally cross-subsidizing its direct-to-home satellite television subsidiary Bell ExpressVu.
Brazil's struggling pay TV industry will debate new business models as subs numbers continue to slip, at its two-day annual confab which begins on Tuesday in Sao Paulo.
A delegation from Hong Kong's film and television industry will head to Beijing Tuesday for a three-day trip in a bid to strengthen ties with China.
Overall, there was mixed news for the organizers of Mipcom, as increased interest from Asian markets helped offset a smaller number of exhibitors. The TV confab closes today.
NBC recorded another Wednesday victory behind "Law & Order," but ABC was a competitive second thanks to "The Bachelor," while the WB's "Birds of Prey" flew high in its premiere.
Regency Enterprises is preparing to shoot J.R., striking a seven figure deal to turn the primetime soap opera "Dallas" into a feature film.
The Alphabet is getting hitched to its "Bachelor" boss. ABC has inked a wide-ranging, multiyear first-look pact with "The Bachelor" producers Mike Fleiss and Telepictures Prods.
ABC believes "Less Than Perfect" is more than fine, ordering a full season of the frosh Tuesday night laffer from Touchstone Television.
ZelnickMedia, the Gotham-based firm run by Strauss Zelnick, former CEO of BMG Entertainment and prexy-chief operating officer of 20th Century Fox, has taken a minority stake in National Lampoon.
Telemundo has agreed to buy stations in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., and Fresno, Calif., beefing up its station ownership.