In response to Mediaset joining forces with Germany's Kirch Gruppe to create a production and acquisition pole in Europe, its Italian arch-rival RAI is considering a strategic alliance with some…
An NBC exec attending the Mip television market had a lucky escape early Tuesday when an attempt to kidnap him and extort money was foiled by a chance police road check.
Ellipsanime, the animation subsidiary of Canal Plus-owned production company Ellipse, is to significantly increase its European production, setting up a series of toon studios across Europe.
Kathy Ann Stumpe, co-executive producer of "Everybody Loves Raymond," has inked a six-figure development deal with Castle Rock Entertainment.
French Stewart, who plays the dimwitted alien Harry on NBC's "3rd Rock From the Sun," is developing a toon series with Walt Disney TV Animation.
Fox Broadcasting Co. picked up 22 episodes of Matt Groening's new animated series "Futurama" for next season after the network's all-animation Tuesday lineup picked up some Nielsen steam in its…
The "pocket monsters" of the breakout kids hit "Pokemon" are powering ad deals for the WB at this year's kids TV upfront advertising market.
With the updated "Scared Straight! 20 Years Later" set to preem Thursday on UPN, Arnold Shapiro Prods. is at work on a new installment of the Oscar-winning 1978 docu, "Scared Straight! '99," to bow…
FROM MIP TVVowing to double its revenues from foreign program sales to $45 million over the next three years, newly reinvigorated Channel Four Intl. sailed into Mip with a series of agreements inked…
ESPN, accused of soaking cable operators for large license fees, has decided to give back some ad time.
FROM MIP TVIt's happy days for the Munich-based Kirch Group. Recent weeks have seen new partners come on board and full control of the German pay TV market achieved, so the annual Kirch Mip TV do…