E! Networks has made an agreement with Edward Wessex (aka Prince Edward or the Earl of Wessex) and his production company Ardent Prods. to produce and develop docu projects, the first of which will…
Government-owned Indian international telecom carrier Videsh Sanchar Nigam has announced plans to become the country's first direct-to- home (DTH) provider.
In a surprise latenight ruling Jan. 17, Italy's Communications Authority blocked the $365 million acquisition of Vittorio Cecchi Gori's beleaguered TV network Telemontecarlo (TMC) by Telecom Italia's…
FROM NATPEGet ready for another kind of industry convergence: The merger of advertising and programming. As the effectiveness of a traditional 30-second spot continues to decline, advertisers are…
Hallmark Entertainment has sold an adaptation of Mark Twain's "The Prince & the Pauper," starring Aidan Quinn and Alan Bates, to pay-per-view as a world premiere.
MTV Networks Europe redoubled its commitment to live music at Midem Tuesday, announcing a swath of new concert programming and revealing that its flagship spectacle, the MTV Europe Music Awards, will…
For the first time, research firm ACNielsen extended the scope of its TV ratings survey to include cable and satellite channels, promising to release the results to every market player.
If Washington won't require cablers to help broadcasters go digital, then broadcasters will have to put even more emphasis on using some of the free spectrum for non-traditional content, such as Web…
ABC is giving Barbara Walters an extra lifeline on Friday nights. Alphabet web has decided to shift the Friday edition of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" from 8 to 9 p.m., starting Feb. 2. Laffers…
Russian president Vladimir Putin may not oppose CNN founder Ted Turner's $300 million attempt to buy a stake in Russia's leading independent channel NTV, a senior Russian politician suggested Tuesday.
Ever since millions of fans religiously scoured cyberspace for the last scintilla of information about the original "Survivor" series, Web sites have become a must-have for all new reality shows.