HBO has acquired the rights to turn George R.R. Martin's bestselling fantasy series "A Song of Fire & Ice" into a dramatic series to be written and exec produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Pilot pickup -- "Playing Chicken," a half-hour comedy about mismatched brothers. Fire-breathing conservative Jake suffers an accident that leaves him wheelchair-bound, forcing him to move in with his…
South India's leading director, Mani Ratnam, again ventures north into the Hindi scene with "Guru," a rags-to-riches drama typically seasoned with a political message. Beyond the Bollywood circuit…
Fox has pacted with the producers of "Joe Millionaire" and "Temptation Island" for a reality skein that might best be described as "Desperate Housewives: The Revenge."
Though folks may think new firstrun strips are the lifeblood of NATPE, this go-round it's actually renewals of shows already on the air that are calling the shots in syndication. Latest example: CBS…
The pall of a potential labor strike in Hollywood descended Tuesday over the NATPE convention with various panelists making reference to the disruption such a work stoppage would create.
Senior VP SBS Broadcasting Europe-BV Bart Soepnel announced at NATPE Tuesday that combining SBS with German commercial powerhouse ProSiebenSat.1 could be "quite positive" for the development of a…
Nickelodeon Latin America, a division of MTV Networks Latin America, has signed a multi-year deal with Mexico's Televisa Canal 5 for the exclusive broadcast rights of Nickelodeon Latin America's…
CBS Paramount International Television continues to expand its roster of programming with series from sister division Showtime.
Disney Channel viewers leapt on "Jump In," turning the original movie's Friday night premiere into the cabler's most-watched telecast ever.
A&E IndieFilms has made the first Sundance prebuy, picking up North American television rights for Amir Bar-Lev's "My Kid Could Paint That," a docu about a painting prodigy.