French culture and communications minister Christine Albanel has said that Patrick de Carolis, chairman of national pubcaster France Televisions "has my full support." Media speculation has mounted…
France's Canal Plus is about to complete a deal for a majority stake in German producer-distrib Kinowelt, still one of Germany's big names in film and rebounding with strong growth after a rough…
German pubcaster ZDF fired versatile talkshow host Andrea Kiewel on Friday after it emerged she had a PR contract with a weight-loss company that she repeatedly plugged on air.
Europe's leading paybox BSkyB is to beef up its download movie service following new agreements with Paramount and Warner Bros.
With a go-ahead from the WGA, Rainn Wilson will take on hosting duties for Film Independent's 2008 Spirit Awards.
It’s that wonderful time of year, time for repeated viewings of the holiday pic that never, ever gets old, 1983’s "A Christmas Story." TBS is obliging with its annual 24-hour marathon of the pic…
Lifetime has its designs on "Coco Chanel," a miniseries featuring Shirley MacLaine as the fashion icon.
As a member of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic committee I remember in 1980, after the Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter threatened the Soviet Union with a U.S. boycott of the…
Follow the bouncing shows: NBC and ABC have engaged in a cat-and-mouse game over the scheduling of the Peacock's "Celebrity Apprentice" debut and the Alphabet's final original episode of "Grey's…
It's only one regular-season game, but the limited availability of the Dec. 29 contest between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants continues to generate headlines beyond the sports pages.
The Consumer Electronics Assn. has hired Nick Orfanopoulos as senior advisor to the 2008 CES international show next month in Las Vegas.