TF1, France's No. 1 private network, has forked out a record $142 million for the right to broadcast the French national soccer team's matches for another four years. The broadcasting rights cost TF1…
In a first of sorts, Italy's Mediaset, STV Prods. in Denmark and Pearson TV will begin simultaneous production in September on Italian and Danish pilot versions of "Make Up or Break Up," the latest…
BSkyB is in advanced talks to take control of interactive TV company Open in a deal that will value the business at more than £1.5 billion ($2.25 billion).
Sahara TV has established an Academy of Film and Television Arts in Mumbai. Approximately $45 million has been set aside for the project. Academy chairman Subrata Roy says the institution plans to…
Despite competition from production company VID, broadcaster Center TV has beem granted a five-year extension of its license for Russia's Channel 3.
Langley Prods., producer of the Fox TV series "Cops," has sued Fox Entertainment Group and its subsidiary Fox Television Stations, claiming that they are offering syndication rights to Fox affiliates…
Food Network will add six original series to its lineup this fall.
Discovery Networks Latam/Iberia has announced carriage deals for its two new channels, Discovery Health and Discovery Travel & Adventure, repping distribution of 2.3 million paid subscribers at the…
BBC America will premiere "Mirrorball," featuring the comedy team from "Absolutely Fabulous," beginning in 2001. Comedy Central, which aired "Fabulous" in the U.S. will carry the series.
Cablevision launched its broadband service Monday, offering subscribers the Internet via their televisions and remote controls -- the first such online access in Latin America.
As part of its annual "Indie Screams" fest, the Independent Film Channel will premiere "The American Nightmare."