Voiceover: History may be written by the guys who win, but often it's the Hollywood version of wars that sticks in the collective memory -- and sometimes gets stuck in folks' craw.
A delegation of about 30 French production companies, nets and distribs is in Rio for French TV Showcase, a seminar and business meetings to be held Dec. 11-13. Event aims to increase the sales of…
German pubcaster WDR is fighting a restraining order from a Hamburg court that blocked it from airing a film about the thalidomide drug scandal of the early '60s.
And now, the whole latenight TV thing can potentially get really interesting. Like, Shakespeare interesting. In a long-anticipated deal, CBS officially announced last week that David Letterman, at…
Leroy Sievers is living on borrowed time. The former exec producer of "Nightline" was diagnosed with cancer in his brain and lungs a year ago, the kind that can be slowed but probably not stopped. He…
For years, basic cable networks have tried -- and largely failed -- to find any traction in original sitcoms, but TBS may have cracked the elusive genre with a pair of new comedies.
Last week, GE tapped Michael Pilot, CEO of its equipment finance unit, to become head of ad sales -- a job that puts him in control of a substantial portion of national TV ad inventory on both…
Dubai TV is looking westward with a new channel tailored to North African auds. Dubai Maghrebia will launch in January, using Dubai TV's existing programming; content dedicated to local auds will be…
After five years of virtually unchecked growth, 2007 is the year "American Idol" will finally see its ratings start to fade. At least, that's what execs at every network not owned by Rupert Murdoch…
There was a time, not so long ago, when Rupert Murdoch and Silvio Berlusconi acted like best buddies, dining together at Berlusconi's Sardinian seaside estate, Villa Certosa, where in 2004 they are…