The production industry Down Under is on its knees, prompting the Film Finance Corp. to greenlight investment in an unusually large number of projects for the fiscal year that began July 1.
Russia's first dedicated business channel, RBC-TV, will launch Sept. 9 combining local financial and political reporting with international news provided by CNN and CNBC.
The Indian government caught viewers by surprise Sept. 1 when it finally introduced the long-delayed and controversial conditional access system (CAS) in the south-eastern city of Chennai.
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America's Got Talent
America's Got Talent1Rating: 2.5 Share: 8 Viewers (Millions): 11.4 Network: NBC
Big Brother2Rating: 2.3 Share: 8 Viewers (Millions): 6.9 Network: CBS
Dancing With The Stars
Dancing With The Stars3Rating: 2.1 Share: 7 Viewers (Millions): 12.3 Network: ABC
Audience-monitoring competition looks set to heat up in Russia after new polling organization Telerating announced it would challenge the dominant Gallup-affiliated companies.
Nickelodeon is expanding in Russia after MTV Networks Intl. signed a new contract with local web TNT-Teleset.
Sony Entertainment Television India is widening its trawl for overseas programs to Indianize for its channels Sony TV, SET Max and AXN.
After winning viewers with dramas set in a brothel, a prison and on the streets, Argentine production house Ideas del Sur Producciones is setting its next skein in a psychiatric hospital.
Not even the quick-change artists on Bravo's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" could have fashioned a quicker makeover.
Reality shows like M6's "Loft Story" may be the rage in Gaul, but don't expect French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin to join the craze.
In "Happy Family," John Larroquette, not seen in a series since his self-titled show died in 1996, and Christine Baranski, the former "Cybill" foil whose "Welcome to New York" flopped three years…