The rule for acquiring product used to be simple -- thrash out huge package deals with a couple of U.S majors then flesh out skeds with local productions.
Execs at media conglom Kirch Group have admitted that they are unhappy with their faltering pay TV service Premiere World, adding that it has taken longer to develop than had been anticipated.
He may be a featured guest at the TV Academy's second annual TV-Internet conference, but that doesn't mean Bloomberg founder and CEO Michael Bloomberg has faith in the future of convergence.
In June 1996, all eyes in syndication were on a spunky stand-up comic named Rosie O'Donnell. Though the number of syndicators had shrunk to about a dozen from 20-30 five years earlier, those left…
Money-losing satellite platform Sky Perfect Communications, which scored a coup by landing Japanese broadcasting rights to the 2002 World Cup soccer final, will broadcast the games free to woo new…
Boosted by its coverage of the Sydney Olympics, the Peacock net received the lion's share of nominations for the 22nd annual Sports Emmys.
While upbeat about their fall 2001 development slate, Fox execs Tuesday also outlined a strike contingency plan that includes original episodes of no less than 12 scripted series, including hits such…
Animation producer Greenlight Media is gearing up to launch a $100 million animation fund with investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein for its second Berlin Animation Film Fund venture in two…
ABC's ambitious cross-country chase show "The Runner" is one step closer to reality: Net has tapped veteran producer Roger Goodman to serve as showrunner of the project, which many had assumed to be…
John Bernander has been appointed director general of cash-strapped pubcaster NRK. Bernander, who takes up his post July 15, has no media experience.
Sander Schwartz will take the reins as president of Warner Bros. Animation on April 16 as current prexy Jean MacCurdy, who launched the top-rated Kids' WB, becomes a creative consultant for the…