After months of wrangling, Kirch Media has sold U.K. rights to the 2002 and 2006 World Cup soccer championships jointly to the BBC and ITV for a reported £160 million ($230 million).
Countering earlier reports of just a modest makeover of its German cable assets, Liberty Media said Thursday it would eventually seek to broaden bandwidth to 862 MHz, allowing for multimedia services…
A Munich district court rejected a complaint Thursday filed by 59 shareholders of scandal-ridden kidvidder EM.TV seeking compensation for not being apprised of company losses in a timely manner. A…
Suspicion that TV anchors are being targeted by terrorists turned into cold reality Thursday as the third network in one week was hit by anthrax, with an assistant to CBS' Dan Rather testing positive…
King World Prods. has sold its upcoming syndie strip "Dr. Phil" to 123 stations, repping more than 86% of the country, for a fall 2002 launch.
Young Superman tale "Smallville" proved to be more powerful than a locomotive Tuesday, premiering to some of the best ratings in the WB net's seven-year history.
NBC has picked up the tentatively titled Julia Louis-Dreyfus laffer "23:12" for midseason. Peacock has ordered 12 episodes of the real-time comedy, on top of the already-completed pilot. It's…
Strong Tuesday ratings led to good news Wednesday for a pair of rookie series, while NBC is on the cusp of ordering full seasons of all three of its new dramas.
HBO is developing a pic based on John Steinbeck's 1961 novel "Travels With Charley," to be exec produced by the author's son Thomas Steinbeck -- who is penning the adaptation -- and Mark Wolper.
After weeks of speculation, web officially decided Wednesday to shutter its five-person longform unit and shelve a handful of telepics in various stages of development. Marci Pool, exec VP of movies…