A traditional kid-oriented cartoon amid a slew of offbeat ones, "The Fairly Oddparents" feels pretty bland given the current animated landscape. The two episodes that comprise the premiere are neatly…
Hundreds of millions of dollars are about to flow from cablers to distributors as the bidding heats up for reruns of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Third…
Societe Europeene des Satellites, the parent of Europe's Astra satellite system, is close to buying General Electric's satellite operations in a $5 billion deal. SES, which carries satcaster BSkyB…
Could Barry Diller be getting a boss? Vivendi chairman Jean-Marie Messier says he may swap some of the Universal parent's 23% stake in satcaster British Sky Broadcasting for Liberty Media's 20% stake…
The pre-Mip TV documentary minimart that unspools at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes March 31-April 1 is bracing for a record number of companies registered to screen more product than ever.
Greg Dyke, the director general of the BBC, has lashed out at how the TV rights to the 2002 World Cup soccer tournament are being sold in the U.K.
Primetime TV desperately wants to catch some of that "Saturday Night" fever.Those network execs who fear they've missed out on the reality-TV party now want to tap into the next phenom and they're…
France Television is said to be in talks to acquire 50% of Pathe Sport, the sports theme channel owned by the Pathe group. The pubcaster is also reportedly talking to Canal Plus.
If writers and actors strikes are averted, TNT's first original scripted series, "Bull," may not make a comeback after all. The cable net had been planning to debut the second season of "Bull" in…
MTV Asia is upping its presence in South Korea and the Philippines to 24 hours a day by switching partners and is using its clout to extend the penetration of sister web Nickelodeon in the region.
Planeta 2010, the aggressive startup film and TV arm of Spanish publisher Planeta, has closed an output deal for German pubcaster ZDF's library.