Actor Kiefer Sutherland will play his grandfather Tommy Douglas, the Saskatchewan politician who introduced Medicare to Canada, in a four-hour miniseries for CBC television.
Andrew Newman, entertainment chief at Five, confirmed Friday he is ankling the U.K. commercial web to return to rival Channel 4 as a senior entertainment exec.
Philip Livingstone, who was instrumental in the worldwide launch of the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" franchise, has been tapped executive director, worldwide formats, at Sony Pictures Television…
Chrysalis Distribution has licensed various episodes of its long-running crime thriller series "Midsomer Murders" to broadcasters at Mipcom. France 3 is taking series seven and eight of the strand…
Spain's Zinkia Entertainment has inked a co-production deal with Carlton Intl. for the preschool 3-D CGI "Pocoyo." The series' 52 episodes will each be seven minutes long.
FremantleMedia has acquired Aussie TV producer Crackerjack, which was founded 10 years ago by brothers Mark and Carl Fennessy.
The feeling that a depressed international TV program market may indeed have bottomed out was cause for celebration along the Croisette in Cannes over the weekend as choosier buyers and embattled…
Comarex, the worldwide distribution company for Mexico's TV Azteca, has signed up to handle the product of Italian TV giant Mediaset in the Spanish-speaking U.S. and Latin America, excluding Brazil.
News Corp. prexy-chief operating officer Peter Chernin has lashed out at the decision of U.K. pubcaster the BBC to unencrypt its digital satellite feed.
The ongoing saga of bankrupt German media titan Kirch Media has presented Mipcom with a cliff-hanging finale -- former Kirch honcho Jan Mojto has emerged as one of the potential buyers of Kirch's…
Warners has inked an extensive deal with Germany's RTL 2 for its Kids' WB programming block.