Top European TV indie Endemol Entertainment has acquired a 51% share of Cologne-based television production company Non Fiction.
NBC has set up a new Olympics division -- distinct from NBC Sports -- that will handle coverage of five consecutive Olympics through 2008.
German commercial web RTL has inked a three-year output deal with Hallmark Entertainment. Starting in 1998, RTL will have exclusive German-lingo rights to all Hallmark productions, and will…
New Line Television and Warner Bros.' syndie arm are teaming for the first time on a firstrun syndie hour based on the "Mortal Kombat" franchise.
A legal battle between German public and private webs over advertising will be turned over to the European Court, a Stuttgart judge ruled Wednesday.
Off-network comedies shone, but syndie weeklies got hammered in the first full week after the November sweep, according to Nielsen's ratings report for the week ending Dec. 7.
Faced with soaring cable rate hikes, some in Congress are now saying subscriber fees should continue to be regulated into the next century even though price controls are currently scheduled to sunset…
NBC has purchased exclusive broadcast rights to a package of 11 Paramount films, including "Face/Off," "In & Out," "Kiss the Girls" and "John Grisham's The Rainmaker," for about $50 million, sources…
Showtime Networks Inc. plans in March to launch a 24-hour premium channel exclusively featuring action-adventure films, including several (such as the James Bond film "GoldenEye") making their…
After six weeks of sharing or surrendering the primetime lead in households, NBC found its stride again last week, winning the Dec. 8-15 Nielsens chase by 2 shares in homes and 4 in adults 18-49.
Fox Broadcasting Co. has picked up the Universal TV comedy pilot "The 900 Lives of Jackie Frye," which was developed and passed on by ABC earlier this year.