Brazil's emergency plan to cut energy use by 20% is wiping soccer off primetime TV, hitting advertisers who have paid for expensive slots.
Steve Kent has been promoted to exec VP, international productions, for Columbia TriStar Intl. TV and will continue to manage locally created shows in the major territories throughout the world.
Canuck buyers have been quick off the mark this week at the L.A. Screenings, having already inked deals for a clutch of upcoming series.
"Big Brother" will return to CBS July 5 -- and new exec producer Arnold Shapiro is vowing a total makeover of the reality skein.
Actor-producer John Stamos and his Warner Bros.-based production shingle, St. Amos Prods., have inked a development deal with MTV to produce a reality-based show dubbed "The Virgin Chronicles."
Stacked even against the biggest films in feature-animation history, "Shrek" is no dreck -- and it could prove to be a "Lion."
Pamela McClintock: D.C. Spin
There was one less major Canadian player at this year's L.A. Screenings, but, if anything, the remaining Canucks were buying more than ever. That's because two of the key national broadcasters -…
Germany's Viva Italia music channel has inked a deal with Italy's Rete A for a 5% stake in the Milan-based broadcaster now and a further 55% in October.
German indie Kinowelt Medien reported Monday a first-quarter loss before interest and tax of 30.3 million euros ($26 million) and halved its 2001 operating profit forecasts, driving share prices down…
The number of satellite dishes in Italy rose 39% to 2.5 million at the end of March from 1.75 million a year earlier, according to a report published Friday by research company Makno.