German shopping channels are forging alliances with private webs in a move to boost sales this year. In early October, round-the-clock newsie N-TV broke its editorial traditions by opening a window…
Northern European media outfit Modern Times Group (MTG) will continue its expansion, despite somewhat testing times, its prexy-CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht said Oct. 24 during a video conference.
The Jerry Springer-hosted quizzer "Greed" has been canceled by Channel 5.
With no firm word yet from Sony officials about how quickly -- or how drastically -- Columbia TriStar TV will be downsized, execs at the division are trying to figure out how to proceed with the…
Sesame Workshop has signed a two year nonexclusive pact with kidvid production company Cartoon Pizza, creator of Nickelodeon's "Doug" and Disney's "PB&J Otter."
Sundance Channel has acquired U.S. television rights to "Scotch and Milk," the directorial debut of actor Adam Goldberg ("Saving Private Ryan").
MGM will pocket more than $100 million from a 10-year deal to license a total of 1,121 titles from its library to John Malone's Starz Encore Group. Included are movies from the James Bond, "Pink…
There will be one fewer domestic TV distributor as of Nov. 1. That's when Tribune Entertainment takes over distribution of all syndie product from FremantleMedia in the U.S. No financial stakes in…
For the first time, a senior Olympic official has questioned whether the Winter Games should go ahead in Salt Lake City while the U.S. is at war in Afghanistan.
NBC continued its domination of the opening month of the season by racking up its fourth consecutive weekly ratings victory behind Thursday bookends "Friends" and "ER."
Roberto Benigni's "Life Is Beautiful" set an Italian TV ratings record Monday, landing a 53.67% share and more than 16 million viewers in its primetime airing on RAI flagship channel RAI1.