MTV has engineered a $300 million deal that will give ad agency OMD first dibs on any available cable network slots and online spinoffs throughout the 2006-07 season.
The Fremantle Corp., the New York-based TV distrib that brought "Baywatch" to the world, has been acquired by Canada's Kaleidoscope Entertainment.
It was a competitive -- albeit low-rated -- first week of summer for the broadcast nets, with even NBC entering the mix with a rare demo victory. Powered by unscripted skeins "Deal or No Deal" and…
African paybox M-Net is celebrating its 20th anniversary by producing its second local gamer, a version of Australia's longest-running gameshow, "Temptation," for broadcast Sept. 25.
Nine Network is laying off 100 news and current affairs staffers as part of a revamp, it announced Tuesday. Web has appointed Garry Linnell as director of news and current affairs. Linnell comes from…
Paramount Intl. TV has closed its first video-on-demand pact for Spain, inking with telco giant Telefonica to supply pics to its Internet broadband TV operator Imagenio.
Tuning In: Synergy, oncee the most popular, of corporate buzzwords, was pronounced dead in separate Wall Street Journal articles last week -- one about Tribune Co., the other Time Warner.
Having juggled its categories several years ago to adapt to TV's explosion of reality and nonfiction programs, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences seems settled on its unscripted categories.
There's far more reality programming on cable than on the broadcast nets -- but you'd never know it by looking at recent primetime Emmy noms.
Being voted off the island, out of the house or off the show is usually the end-of-the-career moment for a reality skein contestant. But the path isn't quite so clear-cut for show creatives who want…