MTV Networks Latin America is reinforcing its programming strategy for its two regional spinoffs with three new series acquired from Sony Pictures Television Intl.
Despite reports that Blighty satcaster BSkyB's chief executive Tony Ball will be keeping a tight hold on the purse strings, acquisition execs will be out in force at the L.A. Screenings.
Commercial broadcaster ITV's largest shareholders, Carlton and Granada, are close to pacting with NTL Europe for its 35% stake in their paybox, the ITV News Channel.
Barcelona-based producer-distributor Filmax has signed up some of Spain's leading young film directors, such as Alex de la Iglesia ("800 Bullets," "Perdita Durango") and Mateo Gil ("Nadie conoce a…
Fox's Wednesday lineup, which included a special hourlong seg of "American Idol," easily led its two hours in key demos, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, while NBC's "Law & Order"…
Franco-American conglom Vivendi Universal said sales fell 4% in the first quarter, hit by lower revenues from its music biz Universal Music Group amid an industry-wide slump. Company said that a…
Producer Endemol has won a 7 million euros ($8 million) commission from Dutch Channel 2 to produce "The Glass House," one of the biggest TV contracts in Holland in the last two years.
Cabler United Pan-Europe Communications is once again being probed by Dutch competition authorities after complaints from disgruntled customers.
U.S. cosmetics heir Ronald Lauder's Central European Media Enterprises has won its $355 million compensation claim against the Czech Republic for failing to protect its investment in commercial…
ESPN has planned a series of specials covering 30 hours of primetime programming from May 31-Sept. 7, 2004, scheduled to draw attention to the 25th anniversary of ESPN.
"American Idol" star and former pop princess Paula Abdul is looking to graduate from TV judge to TV host. Abdul is in talks with "Idol" producers 19 Television and FremantleMedia to moonlight as host…