EmptyMORE LAYOFFS AT ITV
ITV expects to cut more than 1,000 jobs — almost a fifth of its work force — by the end of February in order to remain on track to meet its cost-savings program, COO John Cresswell said. ITV staff learned Tuesday that in addition to the 500 posts to be cut this year, another 430 jobs will be axed from its news division and 75 from its tech division. ITV has already cut 425 jobs.
'HSM3' RIDES IN HONDAS
Disney's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" will be rolling in Hondas. In addition to being seen in the film, Honda vehicles will appear in co-branded 30-second spots, a co-branded Web site and a sweepstakes with a 2009 Honda Odyssey as a prize. Hondas set to be seen in the Oct. 24 release include the Honda Odyssey minivan, a pink S2000 coupe and a Civic Hybrid.
NETFLIX SEES STARZ
After landing Disney and CBS as streaming content partners, Netflix is set today to announce that it has struck a similar but larger deal with Starz Entertainment. The arrangement has the latter company's Starz Play broadband service providing 1,000 movies immediately to Netflix for streaming over the Internet, with an additional 1,500 coming in the next few weeks.