A host whom pubcaster ARD threw off air because of his age is launching a digital channel devoted to issues for viewers over 50. Max Schautzer, 66, who wrote a bestseller about his firing called…
It started as a joke and a riff on the commercialism of Christmas. But Festivus -- "the festival for the rest of us" featured in a 1997 episode of "Seinfeld" -- is catching on as a real holiday.
Any New Year's Eve parties at the BBC are certain to be subdued as toppers contemplate an anxious start to 2007. The cash they've waited for all year, in the form of an increased license fee -- paid…
Shortly before his landslide re-election earlier this month, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez threatened to put the renewal of private TV licenses up for a vote. But local TV execs aren't exactly quaking in…
What would Spanish TV webheads like for Christmas? A package of hot U.S. series from Hollywood. And most webs aren't waiting for Santa to show up with the goods.
Cable TV had a lot to brag about in 2006, but one statistic tells the story -- 27 entertainment networks delivered primetime gains of 10% or more in key demos, while only seven fell off by double…
Mike Evans, best known as Lionel Jefferson in the CBS series "All and the Family" and "The Jeffersons," died of throat cancer on Dec. 14 in Twentynine Palms, Calif. He was 57.
Rivals Rupert Murdoch and John Malone settled a two year battle and made nice right before the holidays. Murdoch's News Corp. will swap its controlling stake in the satellite TV broadcaster DirecTV…
Spanish telco giant Telefonica has earmarked Pesos 300 million ($98.4 million) to launch a broadband TV service in Argentina next year.
The BBC is facing a bleak Christmas and New Year as it emerged that the British government has decided the pubcaster's future funding will be cut in real terms.
Oprah Winfrey is an original. She doesn't go by other people's playbooks, she invents her own. As the Queen of Daytime, her syndicated show draws more than 8 million viewers (that's a bigger audience…