Vincent Grimond has been named Canal Plus' man in Hollywood in Thursday's much-awaited announcement of the new pecking order at Vivendi Universal's film and TV division. Among sweeping changes at the…
The BBC has unveiled plans for a $293 million media village" at its White City complex in West London, part of the pubcaster's ongoing build-out (Daily Variety, Oct. 31).
While viewers are still getting used to calling the Show Formerly Known as "Cursed" by its new name, "The Weber Show," another series title battle is brewing -- this time over what to re-christen the…
Haim Saban, News Corp.'s partner in the Fox Family cable net, has exercised a contractual option that forces News Corp. to buy his half of the channel for cash. Both sides insist relations between…
NTL has surpassed its year-end target of half a million digital television subscribers.
Casting data released Wednesday by the Screen Actors Guild showed a mixed picture with film and TV roles for SAG members declining 12.4% last year while the share of roles for ethnic minorities…
France's VM Group, producer of science documentaries, is to be listed on the Paris stock market, subject to regulator approval, the company said Tuesday.
UPN has turned to Viacom sibling MTV to find a companion piece for its upcoming Friday-night laffer "Gary & Mike," picking up repeats of the cabler's edgy clay-animation skein "Celebrity Deathmatch."…
Satcaster DirecTV Latin America will bow its first interactive TV services in Brazil by the end of the first quarter of 2001. The service will run four channels with home banking, games, weather…
Viewers stayed out of court for much of the first full week following the November ratings sweep. Ratings for five of the six veteran daytime syndie court shows dipped from the prior week during the…