The ax fell on 80 Comedy Central staffers Tuesday: More than 20% of the network's workforce of 360 people was pinkslipped as the cabler's ops are folded into MTV Networks.
Animal Planet has greenlit "Beverly Hills Vet," a new series centered on aiding the owners of L.A.'s most eccentric and problem-riddled pets.
Hong Kong-based Phoenix Television will reach the U.S. using telecommunications monolith China Netcom Corp. (China Netcom) to transmit its signal, Phoenix confirmed Tuesday.
Julian Jarrold's "White Teeth" took the top prize for TV fiction at this year's Cologne Conference Screenings Tuesday.
Italian pubcaster RAI could lose the rights to the 2004 European Soccer Championships. The tournament is played every four years by Europe's national teams and will take place in Portugal.
Hardly an easy process at the best of times, raising finance for a film in today's "irrationally pessimistic" market requires unique persistence, resourcefulness and business savvy.
Unscripted programs continue to give the broadcast nets a primetime ratings jolt this summer, but it was repeats of familiar favorites -- paced by CBS drama "CSI" -- topping the rankings last week.
Viewers demand light and easy entertainment when times get tough, according to Teutonic format producers.
A fifth of U.K. households with digital television receive free-to-air channels rather than pay TV, indicating the rapid take up of digital terrestrial platform Freeview, backed by pubcaster the BBC…
The U.K. government suffered a heavy defeat in the House of Lords, Parliament's upper chamber, on Monday night over its plans to shake up Blighty's media in the Communications Bill, which would allow…