RTL TV has picked up a second season of "Superstar," the Teutonic version of "American Idol," well before the first season closes on March 8.
Steve Wyatt has been tapped as the new editor-in-chief of the Global Television Network, and longtime anchor Peter Kent becomes deputy editor of Global Television News.
Regional cable giant United Pan-European Communications (UPC) has acquired seven Romanian cable companies as part of a $60 million expansion.
Jose Roberto Maluf has ankled as prexy of No. 2 broadcaster Sistema Brasileiro de Televisao (SBT) as part of a major restructuring.
The Hallmark Channel has engineered the biggest theatrical-movie buy in its 4½-year history, springing for close to 150 family-oriented movies from Buena Vista TV.
It's Hammer Time again. Rapper-cum-reality star MC Hammer, who's re-entered the public spotlight thanks to his stint on "The Surreal Life," has sealed a blind script deal at the WB.
Jacko has put ABC backo in the February sweeps race. According to Nielsen, the net's two-hour-plus interview with Michael Jackson, airing Thursday under the "20/20" umbrella, beat its tough…
ABC has picked up a reality skein from Arnold Shapiro and Buena Vista Prods. that pits one large, extended family's members opposite each other for a chance at $1 million.
Laurie Younger, a 17-year Mouse House vet, has been promoted to president of Buena Vista Worldwide TV Distribution.
Malcolm Long has been tapped director of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, effective March 3, succeeding Rod Bishop, who stepped down after seven years.
Subhash Chandra-backed Zee Telefilms plans to relaunch its music channel. Zee Music will get a $1 million upgrade, complete with new logo.