A bitter but finally moving story about lost love, hatred between generations and a curious kind of liberation, "Saraband" officially closes one of the most prestigious and influential careers in the…
Deep in the Beijing suburbs, in a modern villa transformed into a TV studio, Victoria Zhou is fixing the roof on a gingerbread house. China's answer to Martha Stewart is recording a TV show that…
Just as "Oprah" begat "Dr. Phil," "Entertainment Tonight" is prepping "The Insider." Spinoffs are nothing new -- but syndie strategists have devised a new way to play for their dedicated audience by…
For anyone keeping count, there are now awards for video games, classic TV and comedy -- and you can get 'em while they're hot, live on cable!
It's been a rough and costly road, but digital terrestrial television (DTT) arrived in Japan on Dec. 1. Pubcaster NHK and the five national commercial networks, as well as 11 regional broadcasters…
Modern Times Group's format producer and distributor Strix has moved into the Middle East and Africa, striking an option deal for its format "Coffee Shop" to Lebanese Broadcasting Corp. Intl. (LBCI).
Producers at Japan's third-largest network, Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS), are overjoyed. A quirky film targeted at a teenage audience and based on a TBS television series broadcast early last year…
Premiere, Germany's only nationwide pay TV service, is getting some competition. Ish, the regional cable company in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, which serves more than 4 million households…
Before his ouster as Vivendi Universal topper, Jean-Marie Messier enraged Gaul's film community by proclaiming "the French cultural exception is dead."
After four years of uber-reality shows led by "Big Brother" and "Operacion Triunfo," drama once more rules primetime in Spain.
After ABC's tacky posthumous ads for John Ritter's "8 Simple Rules ..." sitcom, audiences are properly conditioned for his less-than-sympathetic turn in "Bad Santa." The likable comedian's cinematic…