Fox syndie arm Twentieth Television has tapped Joanne Burns senior veep of marketing, research and strategic planning.
Court TV will spend a record $140 million to buy and produce programming over the next two years.
TVDanmark has acquired the rights to reality show "Temptation Island" through parent company SBS Broadcasting.
Magnum Sports & Entertainment has formed a TV division and hired industry veteran Michael Yudin to take over as president.
Satcaster DirecTV Latin America will air the Broadway musical "Jekyll & Hyde" on March 10 as a PPV event.
Spanish industry vet Jose Vicuna has been tapped president of film and TV production company Plural Entertainment, owned by Spanish media giant Prisa.
Giovanni Modina, head of programming at Mediaset's three TV channels, soon will be appointed director of Canale 5, the flagship channel of Silvio Berlusconi's TV group, according to several sources…
Auds aren't taking much of a shine to new CBS drama "Big Apple," whose ratings declined from its mediocre premiere numbers a week earlier despite facing lesser competition.
Blair Westlake, a 19-year U veteran, has resigned as chairman of Universal Television & Networks Group.
By the end of 2006, all terrestrial broadcasting in Italy will have to go digital. The Italian Senate passed a law to that effect last week after many months of debate.
The Odyssey Network, whose owners include Hallmark Entertainment and the Jim Henson Co., chalked up more viewers 18-49 with its first-ever miniseries, "Voyage of the Unicorn," on March 2 and 3 than…