Veteran international exec Peter Hughes, exec VP and co-head of Universal Intl. TV, will retire at the end of September. UIT is the foreign TV distrib arm of the Hollywood major.
Viacom's kids channel Nickelodeon has signed a deal with Subhash Chandra's Zee TV for a two-hour slot. In the slot, entertainment programs under the Nick banner will cater to Indian children…
When it comes to launching successful fall programs, any network exec will tell you it's all about the hype. So how does the WB hype "Hype," a half-hour comedy sketch show that mocks ... hype?
ESPN Intl. has tapped Jorge Enrique Berthely affil sales director, based in Mexico City. Berthely joins ESPN Intl. from HBO Ole Marketing Services, where he was sales and marketing regional…
The PJsAirs Sundays at 7:30 p.m.Prod’n co.: Imagine Televi-sion/Eddie Murphy Prods./Will Vinton Studios/One Thirty Seven Prods./Warner Bros.Prod’n team: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Tony Krantz, Eddie…
Mexico's No. 2 web, TV Azteca, has joined forces with Pappas Telecasting to launch another Spanish-lingo broadcast net in the U.S. Azteca has long been interested in entering the U.S. market, but an…
Granada Media has teamed with soccer club Arsenal, one of the top teams in the U.K.'s premier league, receiving a 5% stake in the club in return for an investment of £47 million ($71 million).
The CanWest Global television network is spending C$23.9 million ($16 million) over five years to set up and run a fund to help film and television producers in Canada's four western provinces.
Producer and filmmaker Costa-Gavras has joined the board of French pubcaster France Television, France's broadcasting body, le Conseil Superieur de l'Audiovisuel.
The BBC has bought a half-hour slot on Indian national broadcaster Doordarshan's (DD) Metro channel. Kiddie favorite "Teletubbies" will air in the 3:30-4 p.m. slot beginning Sept. 18. Program will…