Tuning In: Nature films about other primates can be loads of fun, in part because the animals involved look so much like people. And in some instances, they act like them too.
U.K. cabler NTL has agreed to buy Richard Branson's Virgin Mobile for £962.4 million ($1.67 billion). Deal, which includes licensing of the Virgin brand, creates the U.K.'s first quadruple-play…
On a night when the NCAA men's basketball championship game on CBS produced only so-so numbers, hot gamer "Deal or No Deal" carried NBC to a primetime ratings victory as the skein hit series highs…
In a major boon for the Teutonic TV business, the U.K.'s Channel 4 has nabbed ZDF's hit World War II mini "Dresden," a love story set against the massive Allied bombing of the eastern German city.
The History Channel Germany launched a VOD service on Deutsche Telekom's T-Online Vision platform Tuesday, marking the first such international broadband offering from the outlet.
Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal's Tribeca Films is getting into the reality TV business, teaming with R.J. Cutler ("Black. White.") for a nonscripted project set up at NBC.
After more than five years away, Joop Van den Ende, billionaire co-founder of Dutch reality giant Endemol, is getting back into the TV biz.
A brave new world was hawked to international TV folk on the opening day of the 43rd Mip TV mart Monday, while French strikers kept the proceedings grounded in the present. A wildcat strike against…
ABC Family is taking a trip to "The Other Mall." Cabler has ordered production on a pilot for the former Fox project. Single-camera mockumentary revolves around the staffers of an aging mall as they…
MTV will relaunch its Spanish-language MTV Espanol in the fourth quarter to target bicultural Latinos ages 12-34. Channel will be rechristened MTV Tr3s (pronounced tres, for MTV Three).
Syndication and TV station vet Alan Perris has been named the new full-time leader at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Perris will join ATAS on April 10 as chief operating officer, the…