Businessman Timothy Casgrain has been named chairman of Canuck pubcaster the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
Portugal Telecom has approved the spinoff of subsidiary, PT Multimedia, responsible for 80% of the country's cable TV and satellite business. The move, designed to increase competition, means that…
"American Idol" co-producer FremantleMedia North America has inked a first-look production pact with thesp-producer Wilmer Valderrama ("That '70s Show").
ABC has captured the opening Sunday of the May sweep in the key young adults demo, sweeping each hour and paced by the night's top program, "Desperate Housewives."
The BBC's iPlayer, providing an on-demand catch-up TV service, has finally been green lit and is due to bow later this year. A key part of the pubcaster's digital strategy, iPlayer was approved…
Blighty's booming indie sector is being driven by strong growth from international sales principally to the U.S. where reality formats like "Wife Swap" have scored.
ProSiebenSat 1 is mulling the sale off its TV production unit, which employs around a third of the broadcaster's workforce. Suitors for the outfit, which has 1,000 staff, are understood to include…
The History Channel has greenlit six specials and acquired a raft of digital programming that includes a slate of documentaries commissioned and overseen by George Lucas.
Ovation TV revealed more details of its new look as it prepares to relaunch with a national footprint. The arts-focused net will relaunch on June 20 with a carriage deal with satcaster DirecTV.
Soap star Ty Treadway has been tapped to host the upcoming syndie gameshow "Let's Play Crosswords" by the strip's producers, Merv Griffin Entertainment and Program Partners.
Tennis Channel founder Steve Bellamy is tackling another popular pastime, launching a video on-demand service dedicated to all things skiing.