Besieged on all sides by creditors, desperate shareholders and would-be usurpers, Leo Kirch's Teutonic TV kingdom is teetering dangerously close to collapse.
Feisty pre-season jostling between leading networks Seven and Nine foreshadows a bloody battle for ratings supremacy in 2002.
Leading cabler Globo Cabo is feeling the pain as consumers continue to be hit by Brazil's economic crisis.
One of Spain's more successful toon houses, BRB Intl., is joining the real world thanks to its owner, canny entrepreneur Claudio Biern Boyd.
A new director at Austria's pubcaster ORF and the battle for the country's first commercial terrestrial license have turned the local broadcasting biz on its head.
So far, broadcasters aren't too worked up over President Bush's 2003 budget, which proposes taxing stations as much as $500 million a year if they don't make the digital transition by 2007.
The annual meeting of the National Assn. of TV Program Executives last month in Las Vegas ended up pretty much a fiasco, brought down by record-low attendance, the mass exodus of major TV syndicators…
As the cable industry matures in Asia, the role of industry org Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Assn. of Asia (Casbaa) is being reviewed.
Movie and TV stars, entertainers, producers, directors and the press swooped down on the Philippine Senate early February to seek legislative support in their campaign to save the entertainment…
With apologies to CNN's Paula Zahn, perhaps the most noteworthy journalist at AOL Time Warner these days is Enronbuster Bethany McLean. Last March the Fortune senior writer sniffed a lot of vapor…