The fourth season of "Big Brother" in the U.K. has dispelled any notion that the big daddy of reality shows may be over the hill.
Cablevision has appointed ad conglom Interpublic Group to handle marketing and promotions for its yet-to-launch Rainbow DBS platform, apparently confirming investor fears that the cabler will move…
Brooke Bailey Johnson has joined Food Network as senior VP and general manager.
Trio's well-received "Brilliant, But Cancelled" themed programming has yielded a nightly series of the same name, set to bow Labor Day weekend.
NBC Enterprises' syndie gabfest "The John Walsh Show" has racked up enough renewals to put it in the top 86% of the country for the 2003-2004 season.
Sony Pictures Television has recruited Sarah Weidman as vice president of development.
Travel Channel has named Rick Rodriguez exec VP and general manager of the Discovery-owned network. He succeeds Steve Cheskin, who ankled earlier this month.
Romanian production company Sfinx Experience has licensed the rights to reality soccer show "Camino a la gloria" (The Road to Glory) from Argentina's Cuatro Cabezas.
The third Cable & Satellite Broad-casting Assn. of Asia's Satellite Indus-try Forum has been rescheduled for Oct. 28 in Hong Kong, as an opener to the CASBAA 2003 convention, set for Oct. 29-31.
HBO chairman-CEO Chris Albrecht will deliver this year's Worldview Address on the global TV business Aug. 24 at the Edinburgh Intl. Television Festival, his first major speech in Europe.
Germany's commercial webs saw advertising revenues drop 11.5% to €3.96 billion ($4.7 billion) in 2002, according to a report published Tuesday by the Assn. of German Advertisers.