The South African Broadcasting Corp. is sponsoring seven writers to attend the Sithengi Intl. Film & Television Market Nov. 11-14 in Cape Town.
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has released a discussion paper that could herald a relaxation in the regs on ownership and control of broadcasting licenses.
Italian pubcaster RAI continues losing ground to Mediaset, the private TV broadcaster controlled by media tycoon and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi whose right-wing coalition oversees the pubcaster.
Canada's broadcast regulator has struck down a complaint from Quebecor Media claiming its rival BCE is illegally cross-subsidizing its direct-to-home satellite television subsidiary Bell ExpressVu.
Brazil's struggling pay TV industry will debate new business models as subs numbers continue to slip, at its two-day annual confab which begins on Tuesday in Sao Paulo.
A delegation from Hong Kong's film and television industry will head to Beijing Tuesday for a three-day trip in a bid to strengthen ties with China.
Overall, there was mixed news for the organizers of Mipcom, as increased interest from Asian markets helped offset a smaller number of exhibitors. The TV confab closes today.
NBC recorded another Wednesday victory behind "Law & Order," but ABC was a competitive second thanks to "The Bachelor," while the WB's "Birds of Prey" flew high in its premiere.
Regency Enterprises is preparing to shoot J.R., striking a seven figure deal to turn the primetime soap opera "Dallas" into a feature film.
The Alphabet is getting hitched to its "Bachelor" boss. ABC has inked a wide-ranging, multiyear first-look pact with "The Bachelor" producers Mike Fleiss and Telepictures Prods.
ABC believes "Less Than Perfect" is more than fine, ordering a full season of the frosh Tuesday night laffer from Touchstone Television.