ITV, the U.K.'s most watched commercial broadcaster, was handed a £135 million ($243 million) lifeline as media regulator the Office of Communications (Ofcom) halved its license fees on Wednesday.
In a boost for its reality division, ICM has inked reality guru Bruce Nash for representation in all areas -- including features, where Nash has been rapidly expanding his presence.
Management/production company the Phoenix Organization has hired TV exec Randy Warner to run its television development division.
With Carsey-Werner getting out of the active TV production business, company partner Tom Werner is inching closer toward identifying his next entertainment venture.
After helping build Wisteria Lane and the "Lost" island, Touchstone exec Barry Jossen is getting a promotion.
CBS summer staple "Big Brother" is getting a million-dollar facelift for 2005 -- in more ways than one.
Prolific producers Mike Tollin and Brian Robbins -- who'll have an impressive five series on the Big Six next season -- are moving their small-screen business to NBC Universal TV Studio.
Sundance Channel has acquired pay TV rights to six docs from Montreal-based docu-sales company Films Transit, including liberal favorite "The Corporation," to air on the channel in late 2005, or…
The BBC has linked up with San Diego-based health Web site RealAge.com for a two-hour special, "Are You Younger Than You Think?" skedded to air on BBC1 in July.
Discovery Channel will become available in South Korea via digital satellite following an agreement between the channel's owner, Discovery Networks Asia, and platform operator SkyLife.