Sky One, the flagship entertainment channel of satcaster BSkyB, has appointed Jamie Roberts to scout for program ideas in Los Angeles. As head of production and development for U.S. nonscripted…
Chuck Dolan's high-definition programming service called Voom has bought exclusive high-definition rights to 193 movies from Miramax Films and its Dimension Pictures sibling for a total license fee…
What the $!&$*%?: Comedy Central has quietly been airing "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" in all its four-letter word glory for more than a month.
MTV is launching a new 24-hour channel in Africa, which will give a platform to a variety of music genres from the continent alongside U.S. and U.K. programming featuring international artist.
When the spirit moves buttoned-down venture capitalists like Alpine Capital and Constellation Ventures to sink money into a gospel-music network, the cable industry starts getting that born-again…
Time is literally of the essence for entertainment flacks trying to draw attention to projects. In the last two months, journos have been bombarded with mini-clocks that count down the days, hours…
The Czech TV industry now has its own splashy award ceremony, the Elsas -- and it's already causing controversy.
"The Rebel Billionaire" brims with "Fox attitude" -- which, in reality parlance, means assembling a concept that borrows from a half-dozen sources, then over-producing and scoring the living hell out…
High tax-bracketed Teutons may soon have a change of heart when it comes to financing local product. A number of private film funds that have for years bankrolled U.S. films while providing nifty tax…
As Spain's independent distribs trawl the halls of the American Film Market this week, many will be thanking their lucky stars for Spanish commercial web Antena 3.
Three years after Fremantle Media's "Pop Idol" first bowed in the U.K. and began cloning its phenomenal success around the world, the reality star search has finally turned up in India.