MSNBC is trying out radio personality Michael Smerconish as the network looks for a permanent replacement for Don Imus. Smerconish, drive-time host at Philadelphia's WPHT, will host the 3½-hour show…
Switzerland looks set to finalize the digitization of its terrestrial TV this year. Analog terrestrial signals in most of German-speaking Switzerland are scheduled to be switched off by Nov. 26.
The Lux Vide/Rai Fiction Euro 28 million ($38 million) co-production "War and Peace" and "The Tudors" are the first selections to be named for premier screenings at the inaugural RomaFictionFest…
Belarmino Garcia, the former managing director of France Telecom Espana, will replace Jose Maria Bergareche as managing director of Vocento, one of Spain's biggest media congloms.
Disney has tapped one of its former senior creatives to spearhead local production in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific for the Disney Channel.
Pay-TV platform Premiere has temporarily halted the marketing and distribution of soccer channel Arena via satellite while the federal antitrust watchdog reviews a partnership between the two…
Clear Channel Communications has sold off its TV stations to Providence Equity Partners for $1.2 billion while it awaits a possible buyout that would take the entire company private. Clear Channel…
A reminder that the youth invasion of San Francisco in the summer of 1967 was more the death of the hippie than the fruition of an alternative lifestyle, the well-made "Summer of Love" sheds no new…
Sharon Osbourne is replacing crooner Brandy Norwood as a judge on NBC's Simon Cowell-produced "America's Got Talent."
Hollywood's top execs are finally sitting down to discuss a possible strike. Worries that upcoming contract talks will be both contentious and complicated, heads of studios and networks have…
Hoping to avoid another spring slump -- and perhaps purchase a bit of strike insurance -- NBC is once again getting serious about year-round development. That push comes with some added…