U.S. broadcasting group Crown Media has assumed complete control of U.S. pay channel the Odyssey Network and Asian web the Kermit Channel as part of a wide-reaching agreement with German kidvidder…
Canuck TV producer CanWest Entertainment has inked a deal with Dutch-based TV producer-distribber Endemol Entertainment to acquire subsidiary Endemol Intl. Distribution for $100 million.
CHUM has sold its interest in MuchMusic USA to its U.S. partner, Rainbow Media Holdings, in a transaction worth about $10 million.
Jose Carlos Kanner, former managing director of Net Brasil, the pay TV programming distribution and licensing arm of Organizacoes Globo, has moved to Globo's new Web portal, Globo.com.
Ownership changes at Russia's Channel 1 ORT (Russian Public Television) are in the air, with the channel set to receive an $85 million loan facility from state-owned Vneshekonombank to cover ongoing…
Grupo Televisa reported a 14% jump in net sales to 4.8 billion pesos ($510 million) during the second quarter compared to the same period of 1999.
Turner Intl. India has pacted with Bombay-based Sri Adhikari Brothers Television Network (SAB TV) to distribute the latter's channel with Turner's channels. The distribution of SAB TV, a…
Warner Bros. Television has inked thesp John Stamos to a one-year talent and development deal. Stamos, best known for his eight-year run as rocker-father figure Uncle Jesse on WBTV's ABC laffer "Full…
Giant Spanish paybox Canal + Espana looks set to create its own production shingle to oversee its forceful entry into film and TV production, including TV movies, series, documentaries and animation…
Strange bedfellows ABC and AT&T are blazing new paths in the California TV market of Monterey-Salinas. ABC is transmitting its programming to Monterey viewers not through a TV station affiliate but…
Making good on threats from furious producers of the Australian edition of "60 Minutes," Kerry Packer's Nine Network is suing pubcaster ABC's "Media Watch" program. Nine is prepping a Supreme Court…