Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is standing firm on his threat to revoke Radio Caracas Television's broadcasting license when it expires May 28, despite increased international pressure.
Call June 11 the first day of the rest of HBO's life -- that is, of life after Tony. On that day, the Monday morning after "The Sopranos" takes its final bow, the net will for the first time in eight…
The evening primetime soap war has claimed its first victim -- independent free-to-air channel e.tv is canceling its daily drama "Backstage" at the end of June.
After six seasons, "American Idol" is among the best-produced shows in primetime -- yet it has never claimed an Emmy for reality show.
Tuning In: HBO sports alley-oops a timely gift to college basketball fans this week with "The UCLA Dynasty," a luminous chronicle of the school's accomplishments under Coach John Wooden -- the…
It's Economics 101: When the buyer gets his hands on more profits, the seller starts pounding on the table for bigger fees. The major broadcast networks are the buyers, and the fresh money they're…
"Journey to the West," a ribald Chinese folk tale, heavy on Buddhism, kung fu and featuring a fighting Monkey King, is about to be turned into a 50-part skein by Chinese producer Zhang Jizhong, while…
From the start, "American Idol" has spun ratings gold, but it has proven itself equally adept in selling product, to the delight of its sponsors Coca- Cola, Cingular (now AT&T), and Ford Motor Co…
Celestial Pictures has big plans for the small screen. The producer-distrib has been planning the move into big-budget drama skeins since 2005 and unveiled productions at Hong Kong's four-day…
After years of hard pounding in one of Europe's toughest pay TV markets, there's blue sky for Sogecable, Spain's major pay TV operator.