Fox isn't just hounding the Peacock, it has plucked it. On the towering strength of "American Idol" -- and the halo effect it had on the net's key scripted skeins -- Fox has won its first-ever May…
NBC Entertainment has tapped Craig Plestis VP of alternative programs. He previously served as veep of on-air promotions for net marketing arm the NBC Agency.
Sony Pictures Television has sold rerun rights to "King of Queens" to Fox-owned Los Angeles stations KTTV and KCOP.
Four of the five rookie strips in firstrun syndication got a lift from a strong second week of the May sweeps.
Bavaria's state film subsidy board, FFF Bayern, inked a bilateral agreement with Canuck cultural funder Sodec of Quebec to expand cooperation in film and TV between the two regions.
Discovery Networks Latin America/Iberia has tapped Guillermo Sierra VP of programming and production. The post has been vacant since Ryan Shiotani ankled nearly a year ago.
Broadcast authorities will set up a commission to end cable piracy to stave off sanctions from Western Europe and the U.S., the government announced Monday.
Production outfit Endemol has sold its latest format "Deal or No Deal" to Turkey and the Middle East.
The fallout continues from Central European Media Enterprises' successful $358 million damages claim against the Czech Republic for failing to protect its stake in commercial broadcaster Nova TV.
Blighty's opposition Conservative Party has called in a TV industry veteran to chair an independent review of the future funding of the BBC.
Mexican media conglom Grupo Televisa is bringing back former No. 2 Guillermo Canedo to head its sales arm Televisa Intl. after a six-year absence.