The sluggish economy has hurt all the top Canadian broadcasters and the advertising slowdown has been roughest on the main national nets CTV and Global.
The sudden bankruptcy of the Kirch Group coupled with a stubborn advertising downturn spells lower prices for Hollywood product in the formerly red-hot market.
Pubcaster SF DRS is, once again, the only player in town. TV3, Switzerland's first full-service private web that launched in September 1999, and Tele 24, a private Swiss news channel, shuttered at…
At Mip, Australia's network programmers will use increased bargaining power to campaign against rigid studio output deals that include second-rate programming.
The effect of the global downturn has left Belgian broadcasters in poor shape for purchasing, with static or shrinking budgets dampening enthusiasm across the board.
Broadcasters around Latin America tightened their belts as the global recession hit last year, and for some countries, the impact was exacerbated by internal factors.
Funding is not a problem for Chinese television this year, with advertising bucking global downward trends. With a healthy 17% growth in 2000, the TV ad industry hit the $8 billion mark last year…
It was neither the best of times nor the worst of times for South Korea's three major broadcasters last year.
Pummeled by an ad downturn that is only getting worse, Poland's TV stations are just beginning to feel the pinch in their production budgets -- and in outlays for program acquisitions.
The contentious upcoming national elections this month threatened to derail media investors and programming skeds of networks, but political watchers predict the re-election of the center-right…