What a difference three years make. In 2003, savvy Spanish broadcast execs were desperately slimming down U.S. studio volume deals to save money. Cuttable fat included most TV series, which were…
Voiceover: The King World salesmen tore down their booth and left NATPE on Jan. 25. The syndie stalwart had already sold the bejesus out of its Rachael Ray gabber, and with a declared 95% station…
About a week ago, the fact UPN has a shot at topping the WB in ratings would have made for an intriguing storyline for the second half of the season.
Of all the people surprised to hear Osama bin Laden's recent message encouraging Americans to read an obscure leftist polemic called "Rogue State," none was more surprised than William Blum, the…
Tuning In: Print journalists like to dismiss TV news as a haven for blow-dried airheads, while broadcasters view ink-stained wretches as snobs whose disdain is born of jealousy.
Technology may finally help PBS do what all the partisan wrangling couldn't: ease it from its dependence on Congress for funding. In its halting, PBS-esque way, the pubcaster has been pushing ahead…
Voiceover: "Start spreading..." was all the contestant managed to belt out before he was stopped in his tracks by Simon Cowell. Yes, "American Idol" is back for its fifth season on Fox, and the…
Channel operator and production company Optimistic Entertainment is setting up shop in L.A. to produce U.S. versions of its interactive entertainment formats.
South Africa is finally opening up its pay TV market. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa is inviting applications for licenses in a six-month bidding period that begins Jan. 31.
Russian TV's newfound fascination with literary drama adaptations continues with vet helmer Gleb Panfilov's version of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's "The First Circle," heavily promoted in advance of its…
After two years in the making, 2006 will test MTV Intl.'s commitment to original programming produced for global auds.