While rumors continue about a merger between Vivendi Universal's cash-strapped pay TV channel Telepiu and News Corp.'s Stream, talks could lead to the more modest strategy of lowering the prices of…
Jordan Kerner and Rob Lee's Hidden Oaks Entertainment has inked an exclusive overall series development deal with Big Ticket Television.
Fox Kids U.S. has acquired rights to two series from German kidvidder BKNI.
German media outfit Tele Munchen Group bested 1999's record sales figures by 2% in 2000 with revenues of DM424 million ($194 million). Company also had a pre-tax windfall of $158 million from the…
Automakers have again warned they intend to set up a motor racing circuit rivaling Formula One to keep the sport off pay TV.
The 2001 Mip TV trade mart won't go down as one of the most vibrant in history, with some 200 execs fewer than last year -- but exhibitors and participating companies were up, Reed Midem TV chief…
Viacom's TNN cable network has commissioned three weekly series and bought the reruns of 200-plus episodes of "Baywatch" to beef up the web's programming schedule for the 2001-02 season.
Comic thesp Lisa Ann Walter is cooking up a primetime comeback. Star of the short-lived mid-1990s laffers "Life's Work" and "My Wildest Dreams" has been cast as one of the leads in NBC's…
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The Mouse House is keeping one of its key family men: The Walt Disney Co. has extended and expanded a deal with on-lot television and feature producer Mike Karz for two more years.
Veteran economist Lawrence Kudlow has been named economics commentator for CNBC. Kudlow will appear regularly on CNBC business news programs, including "Squawk Box" and "Business Center," beginning…