Silvio Berlusconi's TV group Mediaset and Dutch-based Endemol Entertainment will join forces in Italy via Endemol's unit Aran, Berlusconi's son Piersilvio said at a convention in Monte Carlo.
Prolific novelist James Ellroy ("L.A. Confidential") has elected to exec produce "Detour," based on the book by Cheryl Crane and Cliff Jahr, for ABC television. Pic would rep his first such effort.
The Delaware Supreme Court has upheld the World Wrestling Federation's programming shift from USA Networks to Viacom.
Digital video recording service TiVo has partnered with cabler Starz Encore Group to jointly develop subscription video on demand and pay-per-view services.
Tom Freston, chairman of MTV Networks, said MTV has at last come up with a general entertainment network of its own. While the initials, TNN, will stay the same, the name changes to the National…
Turner Broadcasting has pulled in new subscribers to three of its cable networks, adding 1.5 million households each to Turner South and Cartoon Network and propelling TBS' total to 80.8 million…
Tribune Broadcasting's the WB11 has begun bilingual Spanish-English broadcasts of "Friends" and will do the same for "Suddenly Susan" beginning in October, marking the first time that the station has…
Star TV has signed a deal to take a 26% stake in India's Hathway Cable and Datacom. Acquisition price is said to be $50 million-$70 million, though the two companies have yet to announce the signing.
Negotiations between the New York Yankees and Madison Square Garden over a new contract for exclusive rights to Yankees' games are headed for the bargaining table instead of the courts.
Corus Entertainment has inked a deal to buy TV animator Nelvana for C$554 million ($376.7 million).