The XFL, two weeks away from kickoff, is almost certain to charge onto the field with -- in television terms -- the best opening day in the history of any new professional sports league. But its…
Michael Harris has been appointed general manager of the Canadian Documentary Channel, a digital specialty web launching in the fall.
Spanish film and TV conglom Sogecable has taken some dramatic steps into TV production via its new production unit Produce Plus, which has a vast slate of projects in various stages of production.
Memo to the feds: You worry about your business, we'll worry about ours. That was the overriding opinion of execs in the kid-TV biz at a panel Wedensday titled "The ABC's of Kid-Friendly TV."
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.