They're getting ad-savvy at NATPE. Led by new chairman Jon Mandel - who came from the advertising world - the National Assn. of Television Programming Executives is planning initiatives to reach out…
Lions Gate Television Distribution has appointed Douglas Friedman senior veepee of worldwide television marketing for Lions Gate TV.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has presented the UCLA Film and Television Archive with a two-year grant of $138,234, as well as an additional $110,000 in matching funds.
The 2001-02 firstrun-syndication season got off to a shaky early start with a disappointing opening day for Buena Vista TV's highly touted "Iyanla" talkshow.
MTV is celebrating its 20th birthday, but when USA Today delivered a scathing editorial on the music net's cultural impact to mark the occasion, the cabler's Bill Roedy couldn't resist throwing a…
Reality has hit Argentina in a big way. It is just a year since the first of the genre, "Expedicion Robinson," a local "Survivor," was a smash for Grupo Clarin's Artear-Canal 13. Now all the webs are…
Malaysian network TV3 is being restructured to reduce its crippling debt -- and the rejig can't happen quickly enough for U.S. distribs who have been waiting 12-18 months to collect license fees.
While one door opens, another closes for News Corp.'s StarTV music network Channel V. Channel V Korea bowed as the seventh V Network in June but its terrestrial service in the Philippines went dark…
Talker host Laura Bozzo begins production Aug. 13 in Lima, Peru, on a new season of her popular "Laura en America," this time under the shingle of U.S. Hispanic broadcaster Telemundo.
When is a reality show not a reality show? When it's an adventure show. "Big Brother"-style formats have become taboo in Germany after auds overdosed on the fare and abandoned the shows in droves.
A Renaissance wheeler-dealer, Arnon Milchan is fast becoming a master of media crossover. The films he has backed -- "Pretty Woman," "The Client" and "War of the Roses" -- win critical acclaim and…