John Watson has been tapped chief operating officer at the Home Shopping Network. Move comes as the USA Networks-owned HSN celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
The 39th Mip TV trade show began to wind down Wednesday, with top American and Brit execs reporting the first signs of an upturn in business after an 18-month TV ad slump.
RTL II is to launch a niche channel specializing in anime next year. RTL II topper Josef Andorfer said the channel will feed a growing demand for anime, which has an 18% market share among…
A court has nixed a ruling blocking pubcaster ZDF and commercial web RTL from normal reporting practices at the Al Qaeda trials that started Tuesday in Frankfurt.
Italian media mogul and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi completed his stranglehold on local TV Tuesday after appointing politically friendly execs at RAI after a two-month battle for control of the…
Jean-Marie Messier, chairman and CEO of Vivendi Universal, hit back at Canal Plus and the paybox's ousted prez Pierre Lescure by filing his own complaint Wednesday with French broadcasting watchdog…
French broadcasting watchdog, the Conseil Superieur d'Audiovisual, will hear ousted Canal Plus topper Pierre Lescure's case Thursday morning, in the continuing saga that pits the paybox against…
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Viacom-backed vidgame creator Simon & Schuster Interactive will join the burgeoning genre of online multiplayer vidgames this fall with "Eve Online: The Second Genesis," a space title being evaluated…
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has begun accepting entries to be considered for its new Emmy category: interactive television programming. Kudos will recognize original interactive…
Ousted Canal Plus topper Pierre Lescure bid a bitter farewell on air Tuesday as the paybox's unions and staffers commandeered the station's programming in front of a studio audience gathered to watch…
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