FROM MIPCOM Vivendi chairman Jean-Marie Messier sent a message to the television industry Monday: "TV customers want more from you."
With ''Third Watch'' continuing to heal NBC's Sunday Nielsens, the Peacock has dominated another primetime week in adults 18-49 and will finish the Sept. 27-Oct. 3 period neck and neck with CBS in…
Germany's television capital Cologne is gearing up to stage an international programming market next year, confirmed Helmut Thoma, former managing director of private web RTL, in Cannes.
World Championship Wrestling has signed Vince Russo, head writer of such WWF shows as UPN's "WWF Smackdown" and USA Network's "Raw Is War" and "Sunday Night Heat," to a two-year deal valued in the…
Chalk up another hit for Japanese animation. Syndicator BKN has ordered another 22 episodes of the toon "Monster Rancher" and sold toy distribution rights to Playmates.
UPN has made a put pilot commitment to Viacom Prods.' "The Fighter," a one-hour "Rocky"-like drama from "First Wives Club" helmer Hugh Wilson and thesp-producer Tim Reid.
FROM MIPCOM "Roswell," the upcoming teen alien drama for the WB netlet, has just been bought by Britain's BBC.
Indie animation house Hyperion Studio and veteran toon design helmer Bruce Smith are pacting to form Jambalaya Studio, an animation production house geared specifically toward the creation of…
FROM MIPCOM Hallmark Entertainment Networks is partnering with BSkyB to bring the 24-hour family entertainment channel to the satcaster's digital platform in early 2000.
The New York Mets have scored their second-highest Gotham-area cable rating ever with Sunday's dramatic victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, which sent the Mets into a playoff for the final National…
American women took the lionesses' share of female MTV Europe Music Awards nominations this year, with Britney Spears queen of the pride with four nods, including best song for "Baby One More Time."