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TV execs seek clarity, hope from G20 meet

Stable markets, greater fiscal clarity and steps to avoid protectionism and copyright theft — is that too much to ask?

TV biz seeks storm shelter

Torrential rains mirrored an unsettled marketplace as executives at MIPTV focused on cutting cost bases, re-engineering production models and reshaping genre mixes to keep the television business afloat.

Euros go it alone for 2016 Games

Europe's state broadcasters are mulling the outcome of the European Broadcasting Union's failure to net a group deal to secure rights to the 2016 Summer Olympics, conceding that they face a national "free for all" for the rights.

They’re anxious over there

Regardless of whether the U.S. passes the $700 billion bailout the second time around, the impact of chronically tightening financial markets and nearly 12 months of economic jitters already is blowing cold winds over Europe's biggest broadcasters.

NBC Uni increases int’l clout

NBC Universal took another step in its international expansion Wednesday, announcing the acquisition of veteran U.K. production company Carnival Film & Television, the producer of such glossy drama series as "Hotel Babylon" and "Harley Street." The deal is reputed to be worth about £30 million ($56 million).

L.A. Screenings feels pain of upfront cutbacks

The scaling back of this year's broadcast upfront presentations to advertisers is trickling down to the L.A. Screenings.

Euro Dis ups Amselem as int’l TV operations realign

Following the integration of Disney's European program sales and channel distribution operations unveiled this week, newly installed division head Tom Toumazis on Thursday promoted Simon Amselem to senior vp channel distribution across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (HR 2/20).

Murdoch’s rarefied heir

A quieter and more nurturing style might be James Murdoch's secret weapon as he steps up to the role of chairman and CEO of News Corp.'s European and Asian operations — and heir apparent to father Rupert Murdoch's vast media kingdom.

BBC Worldwide has plans to expand across Europe

BBC Worldwide seeks to overturn the might of Viacom, Turner Broadcasting and Discovery in Europe within the six next years by becoming the biggest pan-regional entertainment channel group, BBC Worldwide head of distribution Dean Possenneskie said Tuesday.

Junior’s a tough sell these days

Business continued to be brisk as MIPCOM Junior wound to a close Sunday. But despite a flurry of screenings and well-attended panels at the Carlton Hotel, executives reported that it's getting tougher to launch new product in the kids market.

Call-in hangups

The quiz show scam of the late 1950s forever changed the face of American TV. Nowadays, it's the international TV biz that's feeling the heat of scandal, with top executives and regulators in high dudgeon, irate viewers clamoring for a cleanup and producers of programming scrambling to patch things up.

New, old meet at MIPTV

Sunshine and blue skies above the Riviera were matched by a renewed sense of confidence among buyers and sellers at MIPTV as the market began to wind down Wednesday.