Former BBC topper Peter Salmon, a British TV veteran who once ran flagship web BBC1, has been tapped as the pubcaster's inhouse production supremo.
Benelux-based media group SBS Broadcasting has acquired leading Romanian music channel TV K Lumea. Aimed at the 15-24 demo, Lumea was launched in 1999 as Romania's first local-language channel.
ReelzChannel, the upcoming 24/7 cable net offering information about movies, has hired Lee Dollar as VP programming for studio and content development.
Fox is giving "Vanished" an early vote of confidence, ordering three additional scripts of the new missing-person drama. While no guarantee of a full-season pickup, move is a sign that net execs are…
Venevision Intl., the Miami-based subsid of Venezuelan media conglom Cisneros Group, launches a 24-hour Spanish-language movie channel, VeneMovies, today. Cable giant Comcast and Midwest cabler…
ABC has decided the best sponsor for its upcoming Sept. 11 mini is no sponsor at all. After originally announcing its intention to air "The Path to 9/11" with limited commercial interruption, the…
CBS Paramount Domestic TV has hired two VPs of programming and development: Joe Ferullo and Abra Potkin. Based in Los Angeles, Ferullo and Potkin will oversee talent and new-series development and…
The South African Broadcasting Corp. is celebrating its 70th anniversary in a big way, reporting the best financial results in its history. The SABC said Friday it had generated R3.9 billion ($558…
Gallic pubcaster France Televisions is upping its investment in local fare and spending less on U.S. and other foreign acquisitions, toppers declared Monday.
The longrunning soap opera that's keeping the NFL Network from being carried on Time Warner Cable continues to play out on the national stage. About 1.3 million of Time Warner Cable's 14.5-million…
NBC Sports has bought fantasy-sport game company Allstar Stats and its Rotoworld Internet destination, putting them together for a relaunched Web site that will complement NBC's carriage of "Sunday…