Tuning in: Say what you will about George W. Bush's presidency, but he'd make a lousy network executive. After a rebuke from voters in November's midterm elections, Bush embarked on a "listening…
There's an old showbiz axiom that says stick to what you do best. But in 2007, cablers are adhering to another showbiz truism: Nobody ever succeeded by playing it safe.
Forget the Oscars, Golden Globes and Emmys.The online Center for Media and Democracy has unveiled the winners of this year's Falsies, which recognize "the most heinous polluters of the information…
Beleaguered auds in Lebanon are prepping for the January launch of another satcaster, Orange TV. The channel is the brainchild of opposition leader Michel Aoun, head of the Free Patriotic Movement.
While Western media continues to be obsessed with all things celeb, China is heading in the opposite direction. China Central TV says it wants to cut down on TV shows about celebrity lives and gossip.
ProSiebenSat 1's ratings battle against RTL Television is about to spread beyond Germany and into Europe as the broadcast group's new owners forge plans to merge it with Luxembourg-based SBS…
Like any war, the blowhard battle between Donald Trump and Rosie O'Donnell regarding the Miss USA "scandal" could result in some collateral damage.
A host whom pubcaster ARD threw off air because of his age is launching a digital channel devoted to issues for viewers over 50. Max Schautzer, 66, who wrote a bestseller about his firing called…
It started as a joke and a riff on the commercialism of Christmas. But Festivus -- "the festival for the rest of us" featured in a 1997 episode of "Seinfeld" -- is catching on as a real holiday.
Any New Year's Eve parties at the BBC are certain to be subdued as toppers contemplate an anxious start to 2007. The cash they've waited for all year, in the form of an increased license fee -- paid…
Shortly before his landslide re-election earlier this month, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez threatened to put the renewal of private TV licenses up for a vote. But local TV execs aren't exactly quaking in…