In Demand, the dominant pay-per-view distributor in the U.S., has signed a theatrical-output deal with Artisan Entertainment that for the first time gives the distrib video-on-demand rights to movies…
Telepictures has declared syndie dating strip "ElimiDate" a firm go for broadcast syndication this fall, with clearances on stations repping coverage of more than 94% of the country.
The vast majority of weekday TV shows in broadcast syndication suffered year-to-year national household ratings declines during the recently concluded May ratings sweep, which ran April 26-May 23.
Producer Argos has founded a drama school to turn out talent for its sudsers and movies. The Mexico City-based school will offer short courses and three-year acting degrees beginning this summer. It…
Discovery Networks Latin America/Iberia has bowed the Portuguese-lingo Discovery Channel on the Microsoft TV Advanced platform in Portugal.
Rupert Murdoch's Star Plus channel plans to launch an Indian version of the gamer "Let's Make a Deal" next month.
Discovery Health will bow in Peru this month on Telefonica de Peru's Cable Magico. This accord brings the channel's sub base to 4.5 million in Latin America.
An Argentinean judge has ordered that TV Cable Parana be shut down for signal theft, according to pay TV programmer and distributor Pramer.
BSkyB is pulling the plug on Sky Pictures, the satcaster's film production division.
The U.S. Justice Dept. is investigating whether Gemstar-TV Guide Intl. violated U.S. antitrust laws in its bid to dominate the market for interactive television programming guides.
Retailers, jittery over a slowing economy and ever wary of overhyped Hollywood tchotchkes, are breathing a little easier.