"The Summer of Stickleback" goes out of its way to downplay sensitive issues like early-teen parentage without alienating viewers. Result marks an OK debut by writer-director Mayu Nakamura, who…
"The market? It's got a whole new energy." That's how StarzMedia exec VP Tom Southwick described the feel of the just-wrapped 22nd annual Mipcom sales bazaar in Cannes. And he was hardly alone.
One of the big reasons that 24 million people can zero in on nightly reruns of such golden oldies as "The A-Team," "Knight Rider," "Simon & Simon" and "Miami Vice" is that Fred Dressler switched on…
Two years in the making, BBM Canada and Nielsen Media Research merged their TV audience measurement divisions in September, giving the Great White North a single source of ratings information.
While most Mipcom attendees with product to show are busy trying to sell their wares internationally, Gallic web TF1 last week unveiled a slate of resolutely local drama shows that seem destined to…
Any debate involving children's TV is guaranteed to generate more heat than light, and in Blighty the temperature is close to the boiling point as the battle for the future of tyke TV unfolds.
Spanish pubcaster TVE has taken free-to-air rights for Spain to "ToddWorld," a pre-school toon skein produced by Mike Young Prods.
It's full steam ahead for Al Jazeera Intl. English-language news channel is gearing up for its long-awaited launch, disclosing its full lineup of bureaus and reporters at Mipcom last week.
The thumbs are back in action. Last week, Roger Ebert reviewed "The Queen" for the Chicago Sun-Times. It was the first review he'd filed since going on emergency medical leave in July.
Tuning In: Brian Williams is an aviation buff, so he likes to use an analogy about the gaze-narrowing hood worn during flight training to explain his singular focus on the "NBC Nightly News"…
In the race for the youth market, Nickelodeon and MTV are being challenged by a hungry Mouse. Long-dominant brands Nick and MTV have hit ratings plateaus in the past year, while the wholesome fare…