The recent business turmoil may have spoiled Wall Street and Washington's appetite for mega-media mergers.
Ad-deprived Spanish broadcasters have sliced program budgets by up to 25% and the main pay TV operators have slowed pic pre-buys.
Disney emerged from bidding on life story rights to the rescued Pennsylvania miners this summer with victory in one hand and a bill for nearly $1.5 million in the other.
Seven Network has dumped the Australian Film Institute Awards kudocast, skedded for Nov. 15, after last year's show failed to draw big auds.
Latin American ratings agency and research firm Ibope Media will begin trials of Arbitron's Portable People Meter in Sao Paulo in October.
Industryites fear a controversial new law could strip the South African Broadcasting Corp. of its political independence.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is facing a conflict of interest that has sparked a political row.
The reality genre is taking a bizarre twist in Argentina as broadcasters look for new themes for the cut-price programming.
For the first time, a top American TV exec has spoken out about how the U.K. would benefit if Hollywood congloms take direct equity stakes in British commercial broadcasters.
The Museum of Television & Radio is set to fete Ted Danson and Dick Wolf at its annual gala Sept. 29 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
The dog days of summer have been red hot for political advertising, with the TV biz pulling in millions of dollars as candidates rush to buy up airtime before Washington imposes strict new rules…