Pubcaster RAI has ponied up 299 billion lire ($138 million) to the Kirch Group for rights to the 2002 World Cup soccer tournament in Japan and South Korea -- to the relief of soccer-mad viewers.
Channel 4 is fighting off suggestions that it ended up with its second-choice candidate for chief executive after finally confirming the appointment of Mark Thompson to the web's top job.
Berlin-based media investor German Film Productions is launching a private fund of roughly 11 million euros ($10 million) -- with the possibility to increase it up to $45 million -- to bankroll…
NBC exec VP of movies and minis Steve White will ankle the web at the end of this year, taking on a new role as a longform exec producer based at NBC Studios.
HBO is developing a TV series based on Rafael Yglesias' novel "Dr. Neruda's Cure for Evil," with Yglesias attached to pen the pilot episode and Amy Robinson to produce.
HBO is mounting a movie about the long, stormy relationship between comedy team partners Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, the latter of whom will work with a screenwriter to shape the story. Lewis will…
Film producer Joseph Nittolo and top musicvid producer Rubin Mendoza have launched RAW Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based production company that specializes in feature, television, musicvid and…
In a ruling with global implications for DVD rentals, an Australian Federal Court judge has rejected Warner Home Video's attempt to position DVD as computer software, forcing retailers to rent the…
It's turning into a bona fide soap opera between the two largest digital video recorder makers: TiVo on Tuesday said it has received two new patents covering fundamental DVR operations, while rival…
Are Rupert Murdoch and John Malone working in concert or at cross purposes in Germany? That's the question making Teutonic types scratch their heads.
A political storm is brewing as the government considers revoking the broadcast licenses of America Television and Panamericana Television, whose owners are implicated in Peru's corruption scandal.