Cable news' turf war tumbled into the Middle East on Wednesday when a leading Israeli TV satcaster added Fox News to its lineup a day after inflammatory remarks by CNN founder Ted Turner.
20th Century Fox has tapped former Comedy Central programming exec Deborah Liebling as senior VP, production.
Lifetime has signed Jenna Elfman ("Dharma & Greg") to her first starring role in a TV movie, to be directed by veteran John Badham.
Rupert Murdoch is heading to Brussels today to meet European Union competition commissioner Mario Monti as he continues his battle to become Italy's sole pay TV player.
Four Gotham stations shared national Edward R. Murrow honors for their coverage of 9/11.
National Geographic Channel aired its first French productions Thursday: two 3-1/2-minute films in the series "Backstage With National Geographic," directed by Virginie Adoutte and Alain Taieb.
Half of India's 81.6 million television homes now have access to cable and satellite, up from 20 million in 1998, according to the National Readership Studies Council's latest report.
Telemundo and TV Globo of Brazil are launching their first co-production, "Vale Todo," on U.S. Hispanic net Telemundo Monday.
The worldwide Format Recognition & Protection Assn. is urging broadcasters to join TV producers' efforts to handle cases of deliberate or accidental plagiarism.
On Wednesday, German pubcaster ARD bought the rights to Saturday's World Cup soccer quarter-final game between Senegal and Turkey from insolvent Teutonic broadcaster Kirch Media.
Showtime should silence some of its critics with "Street Time," a gritty cat-and-mouse series with rough edges to spare. Skein hardly comes close to rival HBO's "The Sopranos" or even "The Wire" in…