Arun Jaitley, the minister for information and broadcasting, told India's Parliament on Tuesday that the government will allow direct-to-home television when a new broadcasting bill is approved.
The upcoming Monte Carlo TV Market (Feb. 20-23) will for a second year focus on the burgeoning business of format deals. Two panels organized by Variety for Feb. 21 will take up the subject…
ONdigital is adding two new channels from Discovery Networks Europe to its lineup -- Discovery Kids and Discovery Wings.
The Disney Channel has notched 1 million subscribers in France, a record score for a channel only available as a paid-for option.
News Corp. Australia topper Lachlan Murdoch blasted the conservative government's just-released digital TV policy today by implicitly threatening to freeze further investments Down Under.
'Tis a week to be jolly over at NBC: Thanks to the best "Frasier" perf in five years, the Peacock net claimed the No. 1 position among adults 18-49 last week for the first time since Nov. 1.
NBC will pony up about $32 million for the exclusive broadcast window to six Universal theatricals, including "End of Days" with Arnold Schwarzenegger and "The Bone Collector" with Denzel Washington.
Though the Globe awards are important to studio publicity machines, they're even more important to the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.: The telecast provides the overwhelming bulk of the HFPA's…
Leading kidvid outfit EM.TV & Merchandising and the German media funds Victory Media Group are to co-produce 100 series over the next five years, backed by private German financing.
ABC, CBS and Fox announced plans Monday to form Network News Service, a domestic news cooperative that will provide video to member affiliates.
Television Par Satellite, France's No. 2 pay TV group, celebrated victory over bigger rival CanalSatellite on Monday as the European Commission decided to accord it another two years of exclusive…